Nordik Spa Ottawa

December 1, 2016

Nordik Spa Nature Ottawa Spa Resort

Every time I smell lavender or eucalyptus, I immediately think of the spa. We all love a good massage, but even more, great services, feeling spoiled and getting that deep level of relaxation that you crave for and dream about, especially when you are feeling incredibly exhausted. Back when I lived in Canada, Tom and I would be at the gym about 5-6 days a week. We’d both get a ton of knots from working out and from long hours at the desk, and there’s nothing like taking a weekend trip to a resort spa to spend an entire day of unwinding, eating and treating oneself. Today, I thought I’d take you back to one my favourite resort spas in Canada, the Nordik Spa, Ottawa.

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The Nordik Spa-Nature in Ottawa is as multi-time award winning resort spa. As a person who loved going to onsen (hot springs) when living in Japan, water therapies are perks that I take advantage of at resort spas, where possible. With 7 hot and cold thermal baths, you can hop into one and into the other to trigger better blood flow.

Massage Experience: If you like deep tissue or deep pressure massage, then they do a good job of that here. You can request male or female. I really love the sports massages I get here every time I visit. If you’re Canadian, you can get a receipt for your medical benefits and robes are provided. Bring your own slippers, or buy the ones on site.

Saunas, Water Therapies & Experience: You will never be short of different types of saunas or thermal pools here. You can spend the entire day relaxing in any of the 8 saunas set at different temperatures. Some are small and fit 4 people, others could fit about 15 or more. All offer silence and solitude (except one, where you can freely chat and socialize). There is a Yoga Room, Relaxation Room, Exfoliation Room and much more.

Food: There’s a little restaurant on the grounds if you get hungry. Pre-load your bracelet with any dollar value you want to cap at, and whatever you don’t use gets returned back to you, so you don’t have to carry any cash or cards while you’re spending the day there. The food is pretty good and well priced. From what I recall, they have a fix prix menu of $35 for a 3 course meal, but I indulged in wine and various appetizers instead.

I always want to stay at this peaceful nature retreat for more than a day. I recommend spending the entire day treating yourself to all that the resort has to offer. The baths and saunas are really lovely, the food is enjoyable and the massage therapists have always been very good for us here.

There are a few others that I have been to in Canada, but Nordik Spa has been a consistent favourite of mine. There are a few locations across Canada, so I can’t wait to see how the Nordik Spa is on the west coast when I finally visit.  Have you been to a resort spa? If so, what’s your favourite resort spa? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

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As cameras are not allowed on site, all thermal pool photos and indoor cabins are the property of Nordik Spa-Nature Ottawa.

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  • Jessi Malay December 1, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    This place looks and sounds amazing! It looks like the perfect place to just get away and really relax for a holiday season…looks like this will definitely be going on my travel bucket list 🙂

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    • miki December 12, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it! Totally envious if you end up going soon. Thanks Jessi!

  • Carmen December 1, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I’ve never been to a resort spa but it looks so relaxing & luxurious. Your pictures really captured the beauty here. :]

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    • miki December 12, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      I highly recommend it for a day of pampering. They are so wonderful to experience! 🙂 Thanks Carmen!

  • Violette December 2, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Wow! It looks amazing and would love to sepend some days there! Hope you had fun!

    • miki December 12, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks Violette! I did. Such a great city. I hope you have a beautiful week!

  • Sia Foch December 2, 2016 at 3:26 am

    What a wonderful post, love it!

    -xx, Sia

    • miki December 12, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks Sia!

  • Stella Asteria December 2, 2016 at 3:45 am

    Oh what a mesmerising place my dear Miki! This is spectacular! I have been to many spa resorts but this one is out of this world! I have to add this to my bucket list right away!! Thanks so much for sharing and wishing you great start to a relaxing weekend!

    • miki December 12, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks Stella! I hope you visit a gorgeous spa resort such as this one soon 🙂

  • stylefrontier December 2, 2016 at 5:46 am

    the place looks so wonderful!!
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    • miki December 12, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      It really is!

  • emily December 2, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Oh wow! This place looks incredible and sounds even better! Such a perfect spot for a relaxing getaway!
    x Emily

    • miki December 12, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Definitely is a relaxing destination! 🙂 Thanks Emily!

  • Julia December 2, 2016 at 10:26 am

    OMG this place is amazing it really looks like a spa in Norway! I am obsessed with this place!

    • miki December 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      I love the Nordik Spa. It’s so relaxing. I would actually LOVE to go to one in Norway! How beautiful that would be. Maybe when I finally go for a visit! 🙂 Thanks Julia! Have a great week.

  • Rosy December 2, 2016 at 10:53 am

    This place looks absolutely amazing! I’d love to go!

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    • miki December 12, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Definitely recommend a visit if you’re every in the Ottawa area!

  • Face to Curls December 2, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Oh my, it looks beautiful there. I would love to spend some time there. Hubby and I take a winter vacation like this every year in Jan, but further up North and a few times as well to Montreal but never done one in Ottawa before. Hope you had lots of fun and stayed warm! xx

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    • miki December 12, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      I am so jealous. It’s been 2 years since I’ve been to Montreal, but I really love it. It’s just really really cold in the winter though. haha. Have an amazing time over there!

  • Sharon Wu December 2, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Omg these photos make me miss winter in the east coast from my road trip with my bf last year! Ahhh. Time flies! I want to visit this spa asap! So beautiful. Thanks for sharing! xo, sharon

    • miki December 12, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      I miss the East Coast, too!!! Hope you take a nice spa day soon. 🙂

  • Konstantina Antoniadou December 3, 2016 at 10:03 am

    ohh, so many beautiful photos!!!

    • miki December 12, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks Konstantina!

  • Ankita Bardhan December 3, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Whoa the place looks so cozy and luxurious! Magnificent view! 🙂

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    • miki December 12, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      It’s a stellar destination. I am hoping to go back or visit the one on the west coast of Canada soon.

  • Kelsie Galis December 3, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    O my goodness this place looks AMAZING!!! Definitely putting this on my travel list!!


    • miki December 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      I hope you get to go for a visit here. It’s gorgeous. 🙂 You’d love it, Kelsie.


  • Camila December 4, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    This is just a dream place, I hope you enjoyed it so much Miki!

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    • miki December 12, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks Camila. It’s a beautiful spot for sure.

  • Sabrina December 5, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Uauuuuu, sooo beautiful this place
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    • miki December 12, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      Thanks Sabrina! It’s a gorgeous spot, for sure. 🙂 Have a lovely day.