Do you have an event to celebrate? A promotion, the end of exams, a new job, graduation, or even just a couples’ outing? You suggest an extraordinary activity to your friends: a spa evening. They will beyond a doubt accept your invitation. You had the idea of the century!
Relax as a group, do something different, change your habits. It’s good for you! All the pleasures of life come together at the spa: great food, nature, saunas, pools, a wood fire, music, and ambient fragrances. It really is the good life.
Nordik has created the Panorama area specifically to welcome new spa-goers in a social environment like you. You head for this section, where you can enjoy your experience to the fullest without disturbing those who prefer silence. You’re left breathless by the spectacular beauty of this zone and the scale of the installations. Two Hot Springs inspired hot baths carved into the rock, THE most beautiful patio in the region, the Biërgarden, where beers from Beau’s microbrewery are offered, a walkway to admire the distant city, a relaxation corner, and an underground sauna. You’re totally blown away. Things have changed a lot since your last visit to the spa.
You begin the evening in the Näkymä pool, a panoramic hot-water pool with a breathtaking view of Gatineau/Ottawa. Here, you make your first toast, because yes, you can bring your (plastic) glass into the Näkymä pool.
The Panorama Lounge is the place to be for a glass of wine and to share a meal with friends in a warm and welcoming décor. Comfortable on a sofa by the crackling fire, you can create a feast to your liking. A cheese plate, a cold cut platter, and a salmon trilogy, spiced with secrets and bouts of laughter. You combine this discussion with signature Nordik cocktails, created from products from Québec and the Outaouais region, essential oils, and ingredients made at the spa. There are plenty of real creations to try. The biggest challenge is making a choice!
By the way, the spa organizes Discovery Evenings, which take place randomly throughout the year. Each event is unique because on every occasion, it is inspired by an original theme. Check out our calendar to learn the date and theme of the next Discovery Evening! The warm atmosphere and the surprises we have planned will definitely thrill your friends! Mark it on your calendars!
Speaking of the Aufguss ritual, have you heard of it? It’s a verrrry Hot sight!! Aufguss is German for Infusion. This ritual renews the ancient practice of the Finnish sauna, which involves enhancing traditional steaming by using water enriched with essential oils. The Aufguss master announces the beginning of the Aufguss ritual by sounding a gong, then makes his entrance. The Aufguss master uses a large towel to fan the air towards those present while playing music in the background.
Three essential oils, three carefully selected songs, and a heat that intensifies throughout the ritual. The ritual is offered every day at two-hour intervals, and takes place in the Finlandia sauna. This ritual is absolutely something to see, smell, and feel.
After a few thermal cycles, you finish the evening around a wood fire, just like at the cottage, or on the Biërgarden patio to have one last beer before leaving. The stars shine brilliantly out here. The evening was pleasant, healing, and inspiring. You’ve made some great memories to add to the story of your friendship. This is a time for secrets, anecdotes, and soft words. Next time, you’ll extend your stay by renting a lodge at Nordik. Imagine the same scenario, but over a whole weekend!