Kananaskis Nordic Spa

Your Alpine Sanctuary

Just 45 minutes southwest of Calgary, Alberta, the Kananaskis Nordic Spa spans over 50000 sq. ft., including five outdoor pools, six sauna and steam cabins.

A moment of connection with yourself, with each other and with nature

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General Information

Please note that following Government Guidelines, the Spa is currently closed until further notice.

Yes, please note that to help us manage capacity and Covid-19 regulations, reservations are required. You can now use our online booking system to plan your stay. Please note that massages still need to be booked via email or phone.

Massages are available from 9 am to 9 pm

We now offer two hydrotherapy sessions/day to help maintain physical distancing.

Morning session:  9 Am to 2:30 PM

Afternoon session: 3:30 PM to 9PM

Please note that re-entry is not available. The Bistro will be open to satisfy any cravings.

  • We will be implementing a COVID-19 Screening and E-Waiver in addition to our touchless intake form
  • Our entryway and reception desk will be re-configured to allow for social distancing
  • Signage has been added to guide you throughout your experience
  • We have implemented a new Bluetooth technology that allows us to ensure that the maximum occupancy of each area is respected. This technology is completely anonymous and does not collect any guest data
  • Reception, restroom, and entry touchpoints will be sanitized between guests, at a minimum once per hour. Sanitization stations will be available throughout
  • Touchless payment is available
  • The time between treatments will be extended to allow for additional disinfection between guests
  • All guests will change clothing in their designated treatment room and common changing and waiting areas will not be used. Access to shared facilities will not be available at this time
  • Required PPE will be worn by all employees and guests
  • All product testers will be removed from the retail areas

Kananaskis Nordic Spa is located in a woodland setting, behind the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge. To get to us via car, take the Kananaskis Trail/Highway 40 South Highway from the TransCanada Highway, turning right at the Kananaskis Village/Nakiska Road intersection. Travel 1.0 km, turn left and proceed up the hill to Kananaskis Village. Follow posted directions to the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge. Driving time from Calgary International Airport is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. On-site parking is available.

Hydrotherapy access is $99/session and massage prices are listed here

Please note that to help us ensure a clean and sanitized environment, re-entries are not allowed at this time.

As a guest of the spa, you are welcome to stay with us as long as you like during your hydrotherapy session gives you access to 5.5 hours of bliss. Wind down, reset and let your mind and body achieve complete relaxation. Kananaskis Nordic Spa supports independent rejuvenation on your own terms and getting the most out of the hydrotherapy experience.

Please note that we do not hold a waiting list at this time as reservations are required.

Complimentary visitor parking is available onsite for guests of the spa within the property’s public parking lots. Valet parking is available at an additional cost.

Yes, please note that face masks are required for the change room area as well as for massage treatments. Please bring your own, however we will have some on hand if you forget for $2.

We will gladly issue a full refund if your cancellation is made 24 hours prior to your reservation (hydrotherapy or massage). Passed this delay, please note that we will charge the full amount.

Unfortunately, in order to ensure a clean environment, we are asking guests to leave the robe and slippers at the spa before leaving. Hotel guests will receive a locker key upon check-in to expedite their check-in process.

A clean robe, slippers and towels will be provided. Please bring:
-Facemask for the change room
-Waterbottle (non-glass)
-Bathing suit
-Sun protection (hat, glasses, sunscreen)

While the Spa is not responsible for lost or stolen items, we do keep track of all items left behind here Fill in the information and we will contact you as soon as possible if we have found your item.

KNS Policies

No. To respect the privacy of all of our guests, we ask that you leave your cell phones and cameras in the lockers provided to you.

Kananaskis Nordic Spa is an adults-only (18+) facility, however, The Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge has several babysitting and childcare options for our spa guests with children. Please check the hotel website for the latest information.

Please note that all Kananaskis Nordic Spa gift card purchases are FINAL and may not be redeemed for cash.

Service animals are allowed in the massage rooms, the bistro, and pool decks. They are not allowed in the kitchen, the pools, steam rooms or saunas. We will request to view the service animal’s government issued identification. If a guest fails to provide their government-issued ID, we cannot allow access for the service animal.

Yes, we ask that you please respect the time allowed in your session, however, you are welcome to enjoy the spa and the bistro for the full scheduled time. Please note that re-entries are not allowed at this time to ensure we can monitor physical distancing and sanitization.

Bathing suits are required when using Kananaskis Nordic Spa. Note that all baths and facilities are for communal use for all genders.

About The Facilities

The locker rooms, showers, and massage treatment rooms are all accessibility-friendly and located within our Spa Lodge. Our other on-site facilities, including our wellness bistro, pools, steam and sauna cabins, and relaxation building are accessed via stairs only.

Two Trees Bistro offers a menu of delicious snacks and shareable, wholesome plates to order and enjoy with a variety of coffees, refreshments, and alcoholic beverages. All patrons must be 18 years of age or older and no pets are allowed.

Please note, food and drink cannot be brought into the spa, and alcoholic drinks can only be consumed within the the Two-Storey Lodge. Alcohol is strictly prohibited in all other areas of the spa.

The nature of our circuit using hot and cold therapy to stimulate the body has been known to increase blood pressure and circulation. We would encourage all expectant mothers to seek advice from their medical practitioner prior to using our facilities.

The outdoor pools at KNS are either hot, warm, or cold – and you’ll want to cycle through them all to get the full hydrotherapy experience. KNS has two hot pools, two warm pools, and one cold pool.

Hot Pool + Elements Pool: Celsius 35-40 ºC | Fahrenheit 95-104 ºF
Gathering Pool + Reflection Pool: Celsius 32-38 ºC | Fahrenheit 90-100 ºF
Cold Plunge Pool: Celsius 5-10 ºC | Fahrenheit 41-50 ºF

Hydrotherapy is the cycle of alternating between hot, warm, and cold baths followed by periods of rest. This traditional Nordic sequence stimulates blood flow, eliminates toxins, reduces stress, allows the mind to unwind, and gently increases the heart rate for an instant feeling of head-to-toe wellbeing.

Hot. Warm. Cold. Rest. Repeat

We encourage you to check out our Youtube page to view videos on the hydrotherapy cycle.

Preparing for Your Visit

Spa shoes, a robe, two towels and a locker will be provided to you, so all that’s required for entry into the spa is bathing wear and a Face Mask (required in the change rooms and during massage treatments). Lockers are provided in both our women’s and men’s’ changing rooms (located on the ground floor of the Spa Lodge) to store personal belongings. Please ensure that you do not leave any valuables in the lockers. We cannot guarantee the safety of your personal belongings.

Consider bringing:

-Non-glass water bottle
-Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
-Face Mask

Water Quality

Our pools are run by automated controllers. We take readings every two hours during operation and manually test our water four times to ensure the water quality information matches our automated controllers.

Once a week. we send out water samples to the provincial health lab for microbiological water analysis.

We use a municipal water supply from the Kananaskis Improvement District.

In three of our pools, the Gathering, Hot, and Cold Plunge pools, we use the following chemicals:

  • Chlorine (the only approved sanitation product as per Alberta Health Services)
  • Muriatic Acid (Used to balance pH)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda, Used to balance Alkalinity as per Alberta Health Services)
  • Cyanuric Acid (To control Chlorine level from breaking down in UV light)

 

The Reflections and Element pools, we use the following chemicals:

  • Salt (Saltwater swimming pools draw on dissolved salt in the water to generate chlorine. The salt cell or generator utilizes a process called electrolysis to break down or separate the salt also known as sodium chloride or NaCl in the water. The CL or chlorine is used to sanitize the water and the NA or sodium is just a by-product in the water. This means a saltwater pool is not actually chlorine free)
  • Chlorine (Used as backup in case Salt system does not keep up sanitation levels and when high bather loads are experienced as per Alberta Health Services)
  • Muriatic Acid (Used to balance pH)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda, Used to balance Alkalinity as per Alberta Health Services)
  • Cyanuric Acid (To control Chlorine level from breaking down in UV light)

Chlorine – Our aim is to maintain our chlorine levels between 3.0 – 5.0 ppm

pH – Our aim is to maintain our pH between 7.2 and 7.6

Alkalinity – Our aim is to maintain our Alkalinity between 60 and 100 ppm

Massage Treatments

We offer a minimalistic menu of massage therapy. Guests will enjoy their massage on the top floor of the Spa Lodge. All massage therapy treatments provide guests with full access to the spa facilities as a complimentary add-on to your experience.

Access to the hydrotherapy pools are included with your massage booking. You will not have to pay an additional day rate.

All massage therapists are minimum 2,200-hour registered therapists. If you require a receipt for insurance purposes, please let us know at the time of booking. As all insurance policies differ, we cannot guarantee coverage.

Please note that reservations are required for all massage services. Due to high demand for massage services, we recommend booking a minimum of 3-weeks in advance for a mid-week appointment and a minimum of 12-weeks in advance for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday appointment. If we are fully booked, we will certainly add you to our waiting list.

Please call or email our team to book any type of massage or to inquire about availability.

A 24-hour notification to change or cancel a massage reservation is required to avoid being charged for the service. Please call or email us.

Face Masks are required to be worn during the portion of the massage when guests are facing up on the treatment table. Registered Massage Therapists will wear face masks throughout the massage service.

Yes, all our massage therapists are wearing Face Masks throughout the massage service.

Hotel Guests

The spa is open to day guests, as well as overnight guests of the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge. If you are visiting us for the day and not staying at the hotel note that access is on a first-come, first-served basis during all operational hours.

If have booked a Spa Package at the Lodge or Crosswaters Resort, spa access is guaranteed, our team will contact you to confirm your session timing preference.

Access to the Spa Lodge from the hotel is available via the pedestrian bridge.

Learn more about spa packages on our website.

To help us maintain occupancy restrictions, hotel guests must contact the spa to make a reservation.

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