Spa, Laurentide ©TQ/M. Archambault

Spa getaways

With a delectable menu of body treatments—soothing therapeutic baths, massages, wraps and much more—Québec’s spas are your ticket to a brand-new you. Add healthy gourmet meals and time to relax, and you'll even have the time to appreciate your city or country setting. Relaxation, peace of mind and rejuvenation: what’s not to like? Québec’s approach to health tourism, equal parts quality care and personalized service, is sure to melt away all your cares!

Spas at a glance

Awash with innumerable lakes and rivers, Québec is the obvious choice for invigorating water-based treatments—particularly Scandinavian-style Nordic baths that alternate hot and cold sensations. Some outdoor spas even feature views of waterfalls or herds of deer: an out-of-this world experience!

Thermal baths were all the rage in 19th-century Québec. The most popular hot springs were located in Saint-Léon-le-Grand (Mauricie), Varennes (Montérégie), Potton (Eastern Townships) and the Abenakis springs in Saint-François-du-Lac (Centre-du-Québec).