The Best Spas in Northeastern Ontario

by | Dec 20, 2016 | Attractions and Festivals, Big Blog | 0 comments

Northeastern Ontario is packed with incredible spa retreats for every style and budget. Which makes sense—the beautiful landscape, numerous lakes, and laid back atmosphere are a perfect compliment to a relaxing massage or soak in a steaming hot tub no matter what time of year!

The spas we’ve included here offer everything from intimate in-room massage services at a B &B, to spas with acres of land and numerous outdoor pools for dipping.

The Gogama Village Inn


53 Poupore Street
Gogama, ON P0M 1W0

Indulge in a holistic spa retreat at the cozy, 4-bedroom Gogoma Village Inn in downtown Gogoma. The Gogoma specializes in three types of massage: aromatherapy (helps with anxiety and fatigue), hot stone (helps muscular and arthritis pain), and Indian head massage (can ease pain from migraines and TMJ)—opt for a combination of these for extra relaxation. The spa is currently undergoing some renovations (with a new Jacuzzi is slated to be installed by January) so it’s a good time to plan ahead for a luxurious spring or summer getaway!

Amabel Spa at Rock Terrace Resort


1358 Monument Road
Spring Bay, ON P0P 2B0

Nestled high in the limestone cliffs overlooking Lake Mindemoya, Amabel Spa at the Rock Terrace Resort offers guests a European-style spa experience without the cost of a flight to Europe. This family-run spa features outdoor two outdoor heated hydrotherapy jet pools, an indoor jet pool, cold pool, wood-fired Finnish sauna, and a sun room and patio terrace for additional relaxing. There’s even a mile of shoreline for strolling and exploring. Guests are encouraged to complete the hydrotherapy circuit by soaking in each pool and then enjoying the sauna (repeat as necessary). Benefits include improved circulation, a recharged immune system, improved sleep quality, and an overall feeling of relaxation.

In addition to the hydrotherapy circuit, guests can enjoy full body massages with a registered massage therapist using Pevonia Botanical Products. The two-night package is a popular option for both new and returning guests, according to owner Angela Argmann. This package includes a room with a king bed and balcony overlooking the lake, two dinners, two breakfasts, one lunch, and two afternoon passes to the pool and spa for $475 per person plus HST. The opening of the full spa circuit around May 1 coincides with the beginning of the ferry service connecting the island to the Bruce Peninsula, although there is a also a bridge to the island open year round.

Spa Grande Nature at Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa


1000 Norman Street
Timmins, ON P4N 8R2

Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa is a 49-room retreat spread over 175 acres just 10 minutes from downtown Timmins. The resort’s spa component, Spa Grande Nature, emphasizes a connection with our environment and the outdoors. In all seasons, guests can enjoy outdoor pools that include a salt pool, Nordic waterfall, and hot tub, along with a dry sauna and steam bath. Organic tea, light lunches, and comfortable chairs for relaxing are available in the lounge area.

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For a treat try one of their spa packages designed for couples. For $215 per person (minimum 2 people) the higher-end Harmony Spa package gets you one night’s accommodation in a room with both a fireplace and Jacuzzi, plus a dinner voucher worth $75, a breakfast voucher, and two $75 vouchers for spa services.  Natural and organic spa products are supplied by Canadian company Éminence, a brand popular with celebrities like Madonna and Cameron Diaz.

The Ramada Pinewood Park Resort 


201 Pinewood Park Drive
North Bay, ON P1B 8Z4

The Ramada Pinewood Park Resort (formerly the Clarion Resort Pinewood Park) has a heated pool that’s open year round! It’s great for swimming laps after a game of golf at the resort’s golf course. Plus an indoor hot tub and sauna. The full service spa is currently closed and undergoing renovations under the new ownership—so before you book be sure to call ahead and inquire if you’re looking for additional services beyond the heated pool, hot tub, and sauna combo.

About Jennifer McCartney

Jennifer McCartney is a New York Times bestselling author. She has written five books including the Canadian novel Afloat; Cocktails for Drinkers; The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t Everywhere; and Poetry from Scratch. Her writing has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and appeared in The Atlantic, Vice Magazine, Teen Vogue, Curbed, Globe and Mail, and Publishers Weekly, among other publications. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.