Set in the vast, untamed wilderness of the Yukon, Eclipse calls to those seeking an extraordinary journey into their personal health and wellness. At Eclipse, Scandinavian and Japanese Onsen healing practices are seamlessly blended to create a unique experience that will feed your soul. From the moment you enter the forested driveway to the moment you leave, every aspect of your Eclipse journey is designed for optimum relaxation and rejuvenation. The magic of the Eclipse Experience is organic: the beautiful and natural design of the facilities, the genuine warmth of the welcome you will receive, and the feeling of connection with the wilderness are all inspired by the healing energies of the hot springs. This is a place to spend meaningful time in peaceful solitude or with adult friends/family while honouring your body, mind, and spirit. Welcome – many delightful experiences and treasures await you here.
Nordic Hot Springs Ritual
The Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs Ritual combines the well-known Nordic Cyle (repeating the hot/cold/relax cycle, also known as “thermotherapy” or "contrast temperature therapy") with the benefits of a Japanese Onsen style “soak” in mineral hot spring waters. The sense of vitality and well-being generated by the hot/cold/relax therapy cycle is enhanced by the volcanically heated, mineral rich water of the hot spring pools, which are known to diminish muscle pain and positively affect a score of common health complaints. The result is a fusion made in heaven – designed to promote unique state of restful, peaceful relaxation and invigoration.
The Eclipse Pool
This is our largest pool and the showcase of our facility. Its authentic Japanese design underscores the natural beauty of the landscape while providing all the elements of an optimum hot springs experience. Featuring the soothing sights and sounds of cascading waterfalls, rock-lined pool walls, and a multitude of immersion options, the Eclipse is all about aesthetics and relaxation. Idyllic views of the mountains are enhanced by the pool’s infinity edge, completing the picture for the perfect Nordic Hot Springs experience. Upon entering the pool’s shallow end, bathers are offered the choice of options: lay-down areas, recliner boulders, sitting directly on the pool floor. In the lying down areas, you can choose the level of immersion by going more shallow or more deep in the water. Or you can find your favourite boulder to lean back on. In the deepest part of the pool, you will find stone benches for seating, some under the porch overhang, providing some shelter from the elements. Soakers can enjoy finding the right spot for optimal relaxation and comfort. This pool is also ideal for finding conversation corners when soaking with friends and family. It varies in depth with universal access in mind, and comfortably hosts 30 people.
The Onsen Pool
The Onsen Pool is our smallest and most sheltered pool. Entirely lined with rock, this Japanese-style pool is fed by a cascading waterfall and overflows into a small creek. It overlooks natural tiered rock landscaping and our lovely Sanctuary Bare-Foot Walk. A modified version of the traditional Japanese Onsen, this pool provides seating on stone benches rather than directly on the pool floor. The Onsen will comfortably seat up to ten people and due to this size, it is an optimal conversational circle. Like all our pools, with the right conditions, it is a great place to view the northern lights in winter.
The Aurora Pool
As the centre-piece of our expansive, boulder-lined patio, the pool is perfectly placed to give you a panoramic view of the area. While all of our hot springs pools are entered via a heated hallway, this pool is unique in that it is accessed through a heated and covered ramp within our heated hall. The addition of this covered/heated ramp allows excellent access for all bathers, including individuals in wheelchairs, year-round - even at -50C temperatures! The pool’s simple “V” shape design creates maximal space and choice for seating. Benches are placed to face one another on the two wings of the “V,” allowing bathers to select the ideal socializing or viewing location for their soaking experience. The contoured benches even have lumbar support built into their design! Surrounded by the patio, your pool experience can be complemented by a range of spring, summer and fall activities: outdoor showers, multiple loungers, a cold plunge, Japanese clay tubs, a rustic fire bowl seating area, and several barefoot walks (including a walk to the hot springs source, to the pond, to the Sanctuary, and to a forested area). In winter, we set up a temporary fence to shield you from the wind!
The Hidden Pool
This pool is tucked away behind the Eclipse Pool. It is closed during winter and is used as a colder pool for cooling off between the use of hot springs pools. It comfortably seats 4 people and is perfectly positioned to see our pond and the mountains surrounding Eclipse. It is built entirely of rock and flagstone, blending in perfectly with its surroundings.
Japanese Clay Tubs - Seasonal Availability
Our clay “hot pots” or tubs are handmade in Japan and the clay comes from the famous Shigaraki area. We have up to eight hot pots in two sizes and four different colours available, and you will find them near the hot pools on either of our patios. The tubs feature a continuous flow of warm water emanating from a clay faucet fed by natural pressure from our hot springs. As a “cool down” tub, they are designed to create a relaxing experience at a lower temperature than our hot pools. Hot pots offer an excellent way to experience the natural mineral water without having to share water space. However, if you do want to share, please note that the larger tubs will hold two people. Clay tubs are available in the summertime only.