• First visit

First visit

You are planning your first visit

and you are wondering how it works?

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Located at the entrance of Gatineau Park, only 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Nordik Spa-Nature is the largest spa in North America.

Our services

The thermal experience allows you to use our facilities for a full day. You can enjoy our 7 baths (hot, cold and temperate), 8 unique saunas, infinity pool, outdoor and indoor relaxation areas as well as a restaurant & lounge with terrace.

You can also add a massage or body treatment to your day. You want an uncomparable relaxation experience? At Nordik Spa-Nature we have the only salt water floating pool in America! This treatment can be added to your package for only $40.

Your first massage or treatment? 

What to bring?

We provide a towel and a locker. You should bring your bathing suit and sandals. You can also bring your bathrobe, rent one for the day or buy one at our boutique. We would recommend you bring as well a reusable water bottle (glass containers prohibited), water fountains are available on site. Items such as bathing suit, sandals, reusable bottles, bathrobes can also be purchased at the boutique.

Electronic wristbands

Meals, drinks, spa items...Pay for your purchases with your electronic wristband!
Did you know you can pay for your purchases on site with your electronic wristband?
You won't have to walk around with your wallet in your bathrobe or return to the change rooms to get it before ordering!

What is the "thermal cycle"?

You probably have already heard someone saying they bathed outside in cold water in the middle of winter at Nordik... But why? Thermotherapy is a practice of alternating hot and cold. More specifically, to get the most out of your thermotherapy treatment, we recommend that you follow this thermal sequence:

Step 1: Hot
In a sauna, the body wards off heat by secreting water in the form of sweat. This perspiration cleans the body from the inside by eliminating toxins.

Step 2: Cold
The transition from hot to cold produces a thermal shock that closes the skin’s pores and releases the stimulating hormone adrenalin.

Step 3: Rest
After the thermal shock, rest helps eliminate adrenalin in favour of endorphins, which induce pleasure. This creates a sensation of deep relaxation throughout the body.

Repeating the hot-cold-rest thermal cycle three times will eliminate toxins from your body and bring about deep relaxation.

More information


Should I reserve?

Please note that we do not take reservations for the thermal experience, nor the Källa treatment. For the massages and/or treatments, we recommend reserving three weeks ahead for best availability. You can reserve online or by calling 819-827-1111.

Visit the spa virtually with our interactive map!

Please note that the site is reserved to 16 years and over.

Explore the spa

You would like to discover the spa before your visit? Have a look at our photos and videos, and explore the spa virtually with our interactive map and our virtual tour!

Still have questions? Do not hesitate to call our reservation agents at 819-827-1111!


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