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Top Destination Spa
Ste. Anne’s Spa
Grafton, Ontario
At Ste. Anne’s Spa, guests come to unwind and rejuvenate while leaving their stress and worries at the door. Set in the scenic countryside of Northumberland Hills, Ste. Anne’s offers country-inspired cuisine; an extensive schedule includes numerous meditation, yoga, and fitness classes. With Ste. Anne’s more than 500 acres of property, guests are free to walk and explore the natural environment. The spa service menu also offers an extensive list of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments from its aesthetics to heat and hydro treatments like the Eucalyptus Detox Body Wrap. Other spa services include JetPeels, foot and hand therapies, Shiatsu massage, reflexology, Reiki, and lymphatic drainage.

Top New Spa
Thermëa spa village
Whitby, Ontario
Surrounded by nature, the Thermëa spa village provides guests with an escape from the day-to-day grind. Guests can embark on thermotherapy (including rituals), massage, and body treatments (both face and feet). After treatments, they can enjoy one of three dining experiences at the village: farm-to-table fare at Le Resto; crafted cocktails in the Lounge; or local beer at the Biergarden.

Top Day Spa
Nordik Spa-Nature
Top Day Spa
Chelsea, Québec
At Nordik Spa-Nature, a varied menu of massages, body treatments, treatments, and rituals awaits guests. With
10 outdoor baths, nine saunas with a distinct purpose, a panoramic swimming pool, a floating saltwater pool, multiple relaxation areas, a yoga and meditation room, an exfoliation room, and seven natural massage pavilions, Nordik Spa-Nature will provide guests with the rest and relaxation they need.

Top Media-Spa
Victoria Park Medispa
Westmount, Québec
Victoria Park Medispa has a number of solutions to offer clients for any number of issues, including pigmentation and skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, and body contouring. It also offers laser hair removal, tattoo removal, sclerotherapy, private dermatology, hair loss therapy, treatments for excessive sweating, wrinkle relaxers, and dermal fillers. There are also offer volumizing injections for the buttocks, and they have a range of five different treatments to increase clients’ sexual health.
The cruelty-free, clean ingredients are vetted by experts. Recently, the medispa launched an online boutique, allowing patients to replenish their products without having to visit the spa.

Top Hydro Spas
Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
The Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs Ritual combines the Nordic cycle (repeating the hot/cold/relax cycle, aka “thermotherapy”) with the benefits of a Japanese Onsen-style “soak” in mineral hot spring waters. The sense of vitality and well-being generated by this therapy cycle is enhanced by the volcanically heated, mineral-rich water of the hot spring pools, which are known to diminish muscle pain and positively affect a score of common health complaints. The result is designed to promote unique state of restful, peaceful relaxation and invigoration.

Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain
Blue Mountains, Ontario
Situated on 25 acres of mature forest and on a protected wetland reserve, the Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain allows guests to experience a deeper connection to our climate, sustainability, and nature. The hydrotherapy experience—branded the “Thermal Journey”—is the spa’s most popular offering. The Thermal Journey includes six different outdoor water sources, including three hot baths, three cold pools, and two waterfalls. The new Chiller system ensures the spa can offer consistent cold plunge therapy—in the summer and winter months. A new relaxation/firepit area gives guests more space under the forest canopy overlooking the property’s natural pond feature. A new Guided Thermal Journey experience is offered monthly; guests partake in a 45-minute guided session moving through hot, cold, and relaxation installations while learning how to maximize the wellness benefits of each step in the circuit (especially the cold!). The session finishes with a guided meditation under the forest canopy.

Top Hotel Spa
The Spa at The St. Regis Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
The Spa has a plethora of facilities for both hotel and local guests, including the Infinity Lap Swimming Pool, a dry sauna, and aroma-infused steam rooms. The hotel also offers a Wellness Stay Package for couples and families with welcome spa amenities in the room and credit for spa treatments. The Spa has a full variety of services—from massages and facials to body treatments and nail services.

Education Award
Products Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia
DermaSpark is a Canadian distribution company that represents several leading brands in the Canadian medical-aesthetic market. Its clientele consists of certified aestheticians, spas and medispas, aesthetic nurses, naturopathic doctors, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons, as well as higher education institutions that educate and train future generations of medical-aesthetic practitioners. DermaSpark believes that proper training and education are the keys to clients’ success, and it invests considerable resources in providing its aesthetic partners with continual, up-to-date, and very comprehensive education programs—including repeat training for new staff members and for its all technologies and products; ongoing online training and webinars; and evidence-based education taken directly from published articles and medical studies.

Top Spa Partner
Esthetics Plus
Edmonton, Alberta
Esthetics Plus, a leading resource for skin solutions, represents some of the best-performing and most innovative brands from around the world. It builds businesses through partnerships, education, and support, and connects professionals with the industry’s best products and training. Esthetics Plus’ team of industry professionals provides the highest quality education, business consulting, and support to ensure a long-lasting relationship with its clients.

Consumer’s Choice Award
Medi Spa & Laser Clinic
Vaughan, Ontario
This is the second year Skinprovement Medi Spa & Laser Clinic won the Consumer’s Choice Award. Founder Ashley Perri has been in the aesthetics business for over 16 years. She managed the first men’s spa in Canada, in downtown Toronto, at age 20, and has taught aesthetics courses at Sheridan College.​ She has been engaged in many charitable initiatives, including Brows for the Brave—through Skinprovement—which offers free microblading services to those who have suffered from cancer or various illnesses. Skinprovement Medi Spa & Laser Clinic won the Small Business Award in 2019 from the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce. And, it has also been awarded the MINDBODY Visionary Award in 2018, the Eminence Organics Highest Growth Award in 2018 for all of Ontario and Upstate New York, and a Gold Reader’s Choice Award for Laser Hair Removal by Vaughan Citizen in 2017.

Pillar of the Community Award
Spa 901
Fernie, British Columbia
Spa 901 is locally owned and operated by two young entrepreneurs who went from being employees to owners in March 2015. Over the years, they have volunteered time and money to support organizations within the community that promote the health of their business community, and recognition of the wellness industry. In 2016, Spa 901 was awarded the Community Leadership Award at the Chamber Business Excellence Awards, in recognition for their volunteerism and philanthropic support within the community. The Spa 901 team is passionate about sharing knowledge of their practice and love of the outdoors with their guests, and their treatments are inspired by delivering the best course of maintenance and care to their clients. In 2020, the owners accepted the Employer of the Year Award at the Chamber of Business Excellence Awards.

Top Innovative Spa Product
AqualMUNITA Cell Reboost Lotion
Laval, Québec
Formulated with plant stem cell extracts, plant stem cells, rose water, and organic hibiscus, AqualMUNITA Cell Reboost Lotion is an anti-aging lotion that restores skin’s healthy luminous appearance. It promotes skin repair, revitalization, and regeneration and offers a lifted appearance to the skin.

Top Innovative Spa Treatment
Whispers of Ouessant
at Guerlain Spa at Four Seasons Montréal
Montréal, Québec
This multisensory and holistic 60-minute treatment transports the body and mind beyond the seas. This invigorating massage transports clients to the wild landscape of Ouessant Island in France. In perfect harmony with the movements of the Guerlain expert, the music is designed to delight all the senses and offer a rousing and refreshing escape. Beach pebbles promise a soothing heat while storms offer a unique performance. Between myth and reality, clients are soon enchanted by this invigorating, energizing experience. The Whispers of Ouessant rejuvenates the body and mind, promising wellness and freedom.

Honourable Mentions

Monastery Spa & Medispa
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Monastery Spa & Medispa is the largest Aveda Concept Spa in Atlantic Canada, serving tens of thousands of guests for more than 20 years. It offers packages, including prenatal packages, and a number of services, including facials, microneedling, body contouring, reflexology, and cupping and facial cupping. Guests can stay at the Monastery Hotel and indulge in gastronomic delicacies at the Monastery Bistro, open till 9 p.m. daily.

Nature Folk
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Nature Folk is a modern bathhouse, sauna, and body work facility. Located on the Dartmouth Waterfront, the space is designed with a nod to ancient baths and traditional Nordic spas. Nature Folk offers a number of services, including yoga classes, massage therapy, and facials, as well as osteopathic treatments and thermal circuits. Nature Folk helps guests escape the stresses of everyday life, slow down, and reconnect with themselves.

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