A 52-meter long floating ferry, converted into a Scandinavian style spa by Sid Lee Architecture, on the St. Lawrence River provides perfect views of Moshe Safdie’s Habitat 67 and BuckyFuller’s geodesic dome; as well as a lovely place to grab a bit of hot and sun near old Montreal.

Go for a treatment, or simply take the Water Circuit – a three hour package that gives you access to saunas, steam room and the whirlpools, located on the third and fourth decks.  If weather permits, you can also get nice lay-down outside for some sunbathing.

There is no photo taking and severely policed, no talking rules – you are constantly remained to be quiet. This is both nice and annoying depending on your state of mind & company!  The restaurant is good enough with a health oriented menu.  Interestingly enough, and quite intelligently, the price varies depending day and time.

above photo © Sid Lee
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Photo © Sid Lee Architecture
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The top floor Sauna is one of the most beautiful we have been to.  It is spacious, with a panoramic view of old Montreal.   Bota Bota is an interesting place to explore and well worth a visit.  Your journey from the locker rooms – in the former engine room – up to the therapy rooms on the next deck – alongside some interesting resting areas, with hammocks reclining beds.  Then as you climb you get to the aforementioned hot tubs and hotter saunas; culminating on the lovely roof deck.  Even in winter – a great escape!

above photo © Sid Lee
above photo © Sid Lee
above photo © Sid Lee

Bota Bota Spa

(1) 514 284 0333
Old Port of Montreal 358 rue de la Commune Ouest, Montreal, QC, Canada
www.botabota.ca

OPEN HOURS:
10:00 – 22:00   Daily

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