This new Nordic-style spa in Kananaskis Country just expanded

Jul 15 2019, 9:44 pm

Melding customs of the Nordic hydrotherapy lifestyle with authentically Canadian elements. the Kananaskis Nordic Spa has announced the final phase of its development.

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Located in the heart of Alberta’s Kananaskis Country, at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge – just south of Nakiska Ski Resort – the resort spans a total of 50,000 sq. ft.

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

Artistic rendering of the Kananaskis Nordic Spa (Delta Hotels by Marriott Kananaskis Lodge/Facebook)

The spa “is designed for real life, and real regimes,” said Jennifer Buckler, a spokesperson for the spa. “When guests start to work towards a regular wellness ritual, as opposed to simply a getaway, they start to see the lasting benefits of the hydrotherapy cycle.”

Included in the enhancements are the Reflection pool, a second medium-temperature salt-water pool, and the Elements pool: a hot salt-water pool complete with waterfall and a “fire globe” heat feature.

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

Located within the canopied “Reflect” area of the spa, the Elements Pool stays true to its name by representing the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire.

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

Symbolic of the spa’s Canadian roots are the custom tartan robes and spa colour scheme that feature the colours of the maple leaf as it changes between seasons: green, gold, red, and brown.

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

The new pool utilizes saltwater to provide a sense of lightness and flotation, aiding in the release of endorphins, increase in circulation, and decrease in cortisol levels.

“The magnesium-enhanced water does wonders for your skin,” said Buckler. “As it absorbs, it helps to regulate your blood pressure, and acts as the ultimate detox.”

Unlike most Nordic-style spas, this particular spa steps away from the silence-at-all-times approach and encourages guests to reconnect with one another, billing itself as an adults-only, no-hush spa.

Native Albertan plants surround the pools, giant outdoor firepits, saunas, hammocks, and Adirondack chairs for a seamless nature bathing effect overlooking the valley lined by Mt. Kidd and Mt. McDougall mountain ranges.

Day access ($85 CAD) is on a first-come, first-serve basis and guests are encouraged to arrive early to avoid the waitlist.