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5 Serene Spas in the Eastern Townships

The Eastern Townships are known for lush mountains, vineyards, and cool-water lakes. Restaurants work closely with local producers, and Eastern Townships spa getaways are a tranquil gateway to the region. People go on wine tours and pub crawls, why not a voyage through spas in the Eastern Townships, Quebec? They are an easy day trip from Montréal or Québec City.

Busbud is a great way to get to the Eastern Townships from Montréal.

Here Are 5 sensational Eastern Townships Spa Destinations

Spa Eastman

Spa Eastman is 323 acres of tranquillity set against the backdrop of Mount Orford. It’s also the first spa in the Eastern Townships, opening its doors in 1977.

There are 15 km of hiking trails and wellness activities. The one-day wellness retreat includes massage, activities, lunch and access to spa facilities. The treatment menu is extensive; dream decoding, hypnotherapy, body wraps, facials, and more.

The restaurant is well-known for its Tonique Cuisine. The food is gourmet, healthy, and filled with umami. Proof that healthy food can taste good, and look even better! The wine list features organic wines, generally from the wineries in the Cantons-de-l’Est (how we call the Eastern Townships in French).

Spa Bolton

This Eastern Townships spa is owned by the son of Montréal Canadiens right winger, Claude Provost. Butted against the Missisquoi River, Spa Bolton sits on the land of a 19th-century sawmill.

Embrace the spa’s thermotherapy experience. Begin in a sauna or Eucalyptus steam room, then onto a cold water pool (or the Missisquoi River). Fully chilled, hop into a hot water bath or relax in a wood-heated yurt. They have hammocks, and a heated pool, too. Spa treatments include massage, facials, body scrubs, and foot care.

Spa Nordic Station

One of the first Nordic spas in Quebec, Spa Nordic Station opened in 2004. It’s located next to the Castle Brook river, less than 10 minutes from downtown Magog.

There are Nordic waterfalls, Finnish saunas, Russian banya, and a eucalyptus steam room. Relax outside surrounded by tall evergreens, beautiful flora, and soothing sounds of nature.

Treatments include Lomi-Lomi, Detox, and Swedish massages, as well as body scrubs and reflexology.

Strøm Nordic Spa

In Sherbrooke, near Lac des Nations, Strøm Nordic Spa is a luscious way to begin a day of Eastern Townships spas. It’s sleek and modern, with a large outdoor terrace, plunge pools, and Finnish saunas.

The Nat relaxation room marries silence and complete darkness, which is deeply satisfying after a long week.  Visit Café Fika for artisanal Québec terroir, and enjoy a coffee or soothing tea.

In summer, relax on the beach to watch the sunset over Lac des Nations.

Balnea Spa, One of the Best Nordic Spas in the Eastern Townships

This is one of the best day spas in Eastern Townships. Balnea Spa opened in 2005, after securing an investment of 5 million dollars. There are mountain hiking trails, yoga, thermal rituals, and a beautiful lake.

It’s secluded and rustic chic, a perfect place to relax and unwind. Massages include lymphatic drainage, shiatsu, and mom-to-be massages. The Lumani restaurant menu features dishes like beetroot salad, lacquered veal cheeks, and salads.

My favourite part is the Morrocan lamp-style relaxation room, but I have to admit the floating chill pads on the lake are awesome too!

Spas in Eastern Townships showcase the best of the region. Spa restaurants serve local produce, wines, and ciders. They support local artisans and producers and showcase a joie de vivre that makes Quebec truly special. Are you ready to go on a spa crawl?

For more information on the Cantons-de-l’Est region, read these articles:

What to Do in the Eastern Townships and How to Organize Your Trip

Curious about how to spend your day in the Eastern Townships? Here’s a list of the top activities to consider adding to your plans:

Preparing For Your Trip

When I look for things to do in my destination, I always have a look at Viator, GetYourGuide, Manawa, Civitatis and sometimes even Expedia.

It’s first off a great way to find out what there is to do, but always a quick and easy method to book cheaply and efficiently with these renowned platforms.

Need a place to sleep? I find most of my accommodations on Booking.com but I also use Hotels.com for their rewards program (11th free night) as well as Expedia. When booking smaller places in Quebec, you might not find them here and need to contact them directly.

Looking for a cheap flight to the Eastern Townships through Montreal? Have a look on Cheapoair or Skyscanner I use regularly.

Once you’re there, rent a car to roam free with AutoEurope or RentalCars or hop on a bus around Montreal, Quebec, and surrounding cities with Busbud.

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