I've been off of this site for a while. I went to the banya a few weeks ago, I was turned away because a group of ladies had booked a private party. I asked if I could join them (LOL) but was denied. I was told to book a time, note that I was ok having others there.
I will arrange for a group get together sometime this winter.
thanks to Wikipedia I don't have to ask here. Interesting. I'll keep this idea next time I'm near Calgary. We can go through Calgary from our Sask area when we venture through the Crows Nest or go to Sun Meadow.
Thanks for the info :-)
I would imagine there are banyas in any large city with a sizeable Russian emigre population and a Google search for "banya" will turn some up. I found several in Toronto that way. Clothing Optional spas are probably a bit harder to find unless they have an affiliation with AANR or TNS. I know the Naturist Society website (www.naturistsociety.com) lists a few clothing optional hot springs.