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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Spa Getaway

January 29, 2024

The Kōena Spa is a luxurious spa that is a part of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Gatineau-Ottawa, which is a hotel in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. The DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Kōena Spa package is a special deal that includes lodging at the hotel as well as use of the spa's amenities, which include an indoor pool, a sauna, a hot tub and other relaxation areas.

For those seeking a posh and unwinding weekend trip or longer stay, the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Kōena Spa package is suggested if you're seeking a posh and . While the hotel's amenities and location offer a convenient and comfortable stay, the spa treatments offered as part of the package are intended to assist customers in relaxing and rejuvenating. Outdoor lovers frequently travel to Gatineau because of its lovely natural surroundings, which include Gatineau Park.

Everyone can find something to enjoy at the Kōena  Spa, whether you're organizing a girls' trip, a boys' weekend, or a romantic getaway for two. For my boyfriend's birthday, I took a weekend getaway! The thermal experience at the spa, which includes a dry sauna, a conventional sauna, a Himalayan salt room, and a salt and ice shower, was something my partner and I took advantage of while we were there. We particularly enjoyed the hot pools at the spa, which come in three different temperature ranges and have a special therapeutic advantage.

Each treatment in the Kōena Spa’s thermal experience is meant to be taken after the one before it, building on its advantages. You should feel rejuvenated and invigorated after the session, which is intended to aid in your relaxation and mental and physical renewal.

Yet the calmness didn't end there. The spa's high-quality cuisine and beverages were definitely "to die for." Whatever we were eating or drinking, whether it was a delectable lunch or a cool smoothie, it simply served to make us feel more relaxed.

I was a little anxious as I entered the Kōena  Spa for the first time because it was my first exposure to the world of spa treatments. Any worries I had, however, vanished the moment I was welcomed by the welcoming staff. I felt immediately at ease because of the staff's helpful and nonjudgmental attitude.

I felt pampered after checking in because I was given my own locker, a free robe, and some slippers. The spa's opulent setting and serene ambiance first caught my attention as I wandered around. The atmosphere was serene and calming due to the soft music playing in the background and the aroma of lavender.

The finest part, though, was yet to come. As we scheduled our trip for a weekday, the spa was less crowded, giving us more time and space to check out the amenities. Then, as we were relaxing in the hot tub and I thought things couldn't possibly get much better, it began to snow outside. I'll never forget the amazing experience of the warm water in contrast to the snowflakes falling from the sky.

Nothing beats relaxing in a hot tub under the stars as the day draws to a close and the night sky takes over. Your muscles are soothed by the warm, bubbling water while the moonlight gently illuminates the surroundings. It's an opportunity to completely unwind, to let go of any worry, and to simply be in the moment.

At Kōena  Spa, the hot tubs provide a distinctive experience, especially after 6 o'clock when brilliant, vibrant lights are turned on. The warmth of the water and the chill of the night air combine in perfect harmony to create a magnificent ambiance that makes you feel as though you are floating in a sea of colours.

Even though it is getting close to 10 o'clock, you'll find yourself wanting for a few more minutes in this tranquil haven. After your spa day is over, you'll still feel that way, and you'll keep that memory with you as a reminder of the peace and beauty of this unique location. It was just amazing to experience the cozy warmth and sparkling lights together.

Overall, my time at the Kōena  Spa was unforgettable, and I heartily recommend it to anyone seeking a luxurious and soothing getaway. Just the spa facilities at Kōena are worth the trip, as they provide a variety of opulent treatments that are tailored to your individual requirements. The spa's skilled therapists are committed to giving you a tailored experience that will leave you feeling pampered and calm, whether you choose a massage, body treatment, or facial.

Why then wait? Make a reservation to stay at the Kōena  Spa for the ultimate escape in rejuvenation and relaxation.

More Information:

Kōena Spa

Phone: (819) 525-7545

Address: 1172 Chem. d'Aylmer, Gatineau, QC J9H 7L3