Where to find us
Come out to one of our very popular Community Sauna events.
We are currently located at Royal Beach in Colwood (3483 Metchosin Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 1Z1) Thursdays through Sundays from 9:00am to 8:00pm.
All ages welcome. Please bring your own bathing suit, towel, water bottle and snacks.
For health and safety reasons, we do not allow any alcohol in the sauna and will not allow anyone who appears intoxicated to participate.
Alcohol is also not allowed on any public beach.
Please respect the beach and our neighbors so that we can continue to provide this healthful service to our wonderful community.
Where is the Community Sauna located?
Currently, our Community Sauna sessions take place Thursday through Sunday from 9am – 6pm at Esquimalt Lagoon.
We are petitioning the District of Oak Bay to allow us to continue operating at Willows Beach, and will provide updates they happen.
The cost is $20/hour for Community Sauna and $100/hour for a private buy-out. See our Reservations page for more details.
What do I need to bring with me?
We recommend you bring yourself a large water bottle, swimwear, flip flops, two towels (one for the bench and one for drying youself), snacks and anything else you think you might need.
How much does the Community Sauna cost?
The cost is $20/hour per person for the public Community Sauna or $100/hour to rent out the sauna privately for your group. We recommend reserving your spot in advance and you can simply book now from our Community Sauna page.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
For health and safety reasons, we do not allow alcoholic beverages inside our saunas. Extra substances will inhibit your time in the sauna and is simply not safe for your health. To reap all the benefits a sauna can bring you, please use it when fully hydrated.
Additionally, alcohol is prohibited at all public beaches in the Greater Victoria and the surrounding areas, including Esquimalt Lagoon.
Can I take food and drink into the sauna?
No food or drink inside the mobile sauna please. We recommend keeping drinking water outside the sauna for before, after and during breaks. If you would like to bring water with you in the sauna please use a plastic bottle. Metal water bottles heat up and have potential to cause burns. Keep hydrated!
How long can I go in the sauna for?
Saunas are typically enjoyed in rounds. The average session consists of 3 rounds with 15 minute intervals in the hot room. The first round will be the most intense as your body adjusts to the high temperature of the sauna… 120-160-200°.
Come out for a break between rounds. Cool down in the outside weather, dip into the ocean or a plunge pool, drink water, enjoy the view. Then re-enter for round two! Listen to your body and decide when enough is enough.
If at any point you feel dizzy or light-headed, please exit the sauna immediately, drink plenty of water and consider cooling off in the ocean or the on-board shower.