Kananaskis Nordic Spa reopening to guests starting today

Jul 24 2020, 9:33 am

It goes without saying that we could all use a little more relaxation in our lives, especially given the current state of the world.

Kananaskis Nordic Spa has announced that they’ve reopened their pools to the public starting this Friday, July 24 following an initial closure back in March.

The spa is opening alongside neighbouring hotel Crosswaters Resort, with the two combining to offer a new spa and picnic package.

“The health and wellbeing of our guests is at the heart of what we do, and I am thrilled to welcome the public back to embrace the elements, discover the benefits of hydrotherapy, and find refuge here in the Kananaskis Valley,” said Alexandra Sharpe-Keene, Vice President of Spa Operations with Kananaskis Nordic Spa, in the release.

“Wellness routines have been so important over the past few months and I look forward to seeing the Kananaskis Nordic Spa become a key part of peoples’ self-care rituals once more.”

The release notes that the spa has been reopened with the blessing of Alberta Health, though its saunas and steam rooms remain closed to abide by provincial guidance.

It will also be staggering access with morning and evening sessions as well as limiting capacity to 65 at any given time.

Crosswater Resort has also reopened as completely adult-only in an effort to provide a retreat-style getaway, the release says.

“We are incredibly pleased to reopen Crosswaters Resort to once again offer our guests a truly unique refuge in which to relax and recharge,” said Graeme Jenkins, Vice President of Operations with Pomeroy Lodging, the Alberta-based parent company of Crosswaters Resort.

“This newly renovated accommodation is one of the Kananaskis region’s hidden gems and its latest Picnic and Spa Package is the perfect way to experience everything the Resort and the area has to offer, from wellness amenities, to hydrotherapy, to fresh local food and stunning mountain vistas.”

Those hoping to take a dip in the newly reopened spa, book a massage, or check out the Picnic and Spa Package can do so by heading over to Kananaskis Nordic Spa’s website.

Both the spa and the resort have put the following health and safety protocols in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus, as stated in the release:

  • Touchless intake, check-in, and payment.
  • Extended time between Spa treatments to allow for additional disinfecting between guests.
  • The reconfiguration of all entryways and reception desks to allow for social distancing.
  • Employee wellness checks at the start and end of every shift.
  • Bluetooth technology that monitors max capacity (65 people) and social distancing in the Spa.
  • Staggered access to the Spa’s hydrotherapy pools that allows time for full sanitization in between morning (9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) and evening (3:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) sessions.
  • Prohibited re-entry to the Spa upon exit to help manage guest capacity.
  • Access to the Spa by reservation only, required at least 24 hours in advance.
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