Welcome to NYÜBU

Welcome to Nyübu, the Cowichan Valley’s first West Coast Nordic Spa, located in Shawnigan Lake. Nyübu is a Zen Buddhist term that means ‘to go into the mountains to reconnect oneself to the gods.’ This ideal of self-nourishment is at the heart of the Nyübu experience as we designed our facilities to bring about the most tranquil and restorative hydrotherapy experience.

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Hydrotherapy Circuit

Hot and cold therapy is a restorative ritual that has been practiced for centuries. The transition between extreme temperatures has been proven to provide many wellness benefits for the mind and body. The traditional sauna experience, developed by and still practiced in Nordic countries, consists of hot, cold and rest, repeated at least two times. The feeling is often described as euphoric. 


Sauna for 10-20 minutes in our 10-person cedar wood barrel sauna, custom built by Wildwood Saunas.


Immerse yourself in cold water (cold plunge, dunk bucket or outdoor shower) for at least 10 seconds.


Relax by the covered fire bowl area or in lounge chairs on the deck for 10-15 minutes before repeating the cycle.

About Us

We are Simon and Megan and we would like to welcome you to Nyübu at Shawnigan Lake. This special place has come about after a few years of dreaming and six months of hard work to plan, build and prepare everything with so much care and attention to detail.

Our Builder

We’ve been so fortunate to have worked with Josh at Wildwood Sauna’s who’s done an incredible job to help bring this vision to life, building a beautiful cedar barrel sauna with two filtered cold plunge tubs and all the wood features on site


Find us just off the Malahat at 2795 Meadowview Road, Shawnigan Lake, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia Canada. We are a 40 minute drive from Victoria, 30 minutes to Duncan and 50 minutes to Nanaimo.


Select from our options below for community or private sauna use, punch passes, gift cards or unlimited monthly memberships.


$30 for 90 minutes.


$270 for 90 minutes.

Punch Pass

$130 for 5 or $250 for 10.


$190 per month.

Gift Card

Any denomination.

Special Events

Contact us for pricing.


Some of our frequent customers were excited to share their experiences and the benefits they’ve gained from adding a regular sauna and cold plunge to their routine.

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Read through the reviews that our customers have left us. We love hearing how much people are able to relax, enjoy their sauna experience and find a sense of peace in the forest setting of NYÜBU.


A bathing suit, towel, sandals and water bottle.

Alcohol, drugs, expensive personal items, aromatherapy, music.

  • Monday to Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday / Friday: 5pm – 9:30pm
  • Saturday / Sunday: 9am – 9:30pm

A Traditional Nordic Spa Experience