Splash, Exercise & Relax at the Big Canoe Wellness Center

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Within the 8,000-acre gated community of Big Canoe in North Georgia is the Big Canoe Wellness Center — offering top-tier fitness equipment and workout classes plus a sprawling indoor pool, steamy hot tub, and sauna! You can also schedule soothing massages, play tennis, racquetball, or squash, and browse the apparel shop. This 13,000-square-foot wellness center in Big Canoe has loads of options for your family vacation or getaway with friends in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains! Plus, when you stay with Mountain Vista Rentals, you’ll have access to many Big Canoe amenities — including the Big Canoe Golf Course, the marina at Lake Petit, exclusive eateries, 20+ miles of hiking trails, the Lake Disharoon beach club, and much more. 

Big Canoe Fitness Center

Look no further for a state-of-the-art fitness facility on your North Georgia vacation. The Big Canoe Wellness Center — previously known as the Big Canoe Fitness Center — features Technogym equipment for cardio and strength training, free weights, and exercise classes. There are also personal trainers, physical therapists, and masseuses to lend a helping hand if you need it. Best of all, you can enjoy scenes of towering trees through the walls of windows while lifting weights, running, or working on your core. 

Wellness Classes

Ready for a heart-pumping workout, a calming Tai Chi session, or one-on-one personal training? The Big Canoe wellness classes range from low-impact aerobics and zen yoga to fast-paced boot camps and rhythmic dance. Group exercise classes vary and are open to everyone, with no appointment necessary.

  • Boot camp
  • Cardio, sculpt & flex 
  • Core conditioning & stretching
  • Exercise 101
  • Golf fitness
  • H2O aerobics
  • Pilates
  • Tai Chi
  • Total body conditioning
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

Massage Therapy

In the Big Canoe Fitness Center, you’ll find a full-service spa with numerous therapeutic massage services, including hot stone, Swedish, cupping, and deep tissue…to name a few. Sessions last 30-120 minutes and range from $55-150. Call to schedule your appointment ASAP when you book your Big Canoe rental as slots can fill up quickly. 

  • Arthrossage
  • Comfort touch acupressure 
  • Craniosacral
  • Deep tissue
  • Hot stone 
  • Massage cupping 
  • Myofascial
  • Neuromuscular
  • Prenatal 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sport
  • Swe-Thai
  • Swedish

Natatorium — Indoor Pool, Hot Tub & Sauna!

Swim year-round in the giant 100,000-gallon swimming pool inside the Big Canoe Wellness Center! At 75 feet long and 3-5 feet deep, this mega indoor pool offers great fun for all ages. It features a saline system and is heated to a comfortable 84.5 degrees daily. 

This Big Canoe lap pool has 5 lanes and features rehab and water aerobics. If you want to join a class, simply hop on in — there’s no need to sign up beforehand! Locker rooms are available as well. Did we mention you can view the lofty trees from this well-lit space with windows lining the main walls? 

Bonus: there’s a 2,700-gallon saline hot tub and a 6-person, co-ed sauna! Between laps, splashes with the kids, and exercise classes, take it easy for a while in the massaging water jets or steam room. 

A Few Rules

  1. Only class participants are allowed in the pool, hot tub, or sauna during scheduled class times.
  2. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  3. Toddlers/infants must wear approved nylon, rubber, or plastic swim bottoms.
  4. Children under 16 are not allowed in the hot tub under any circumstances.

Indoor Tennis & Racquetball Courts

Featuring 2 indoor tennis courts plus racquetball and squash courts, the wellness center at Big Canoe offers fun for the whole family! Complimentary racquets, balls, and goggles are included with the daily fee. We highly recommend reserving your court of choice before getting ready to play. And yes, these game courts are open in all seasons!

Apparel Shop

Grab new gear at the convenient on-site apparel shop at the Big Canoe Wellness Center. You can also ask about access to a computer if needed. And there’s complimentary Wi-Fi!

The Details

Hours for Wellness Center

Mon-Fri — 6:15 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun — 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed — Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day, New Year’s Eve & Day

Note: the indoor pool closes 15 minutes earlier than the Big Canoe Wellness Center and may close as needed due to inclement weather.

Daily Fees for Visitors

Fitness & Swim Pass: $20/person (16+ years of age)
Swim Pass: $10/person (all ages)
Tennis: $60/hour
Raquetball/Squash: $18/hour



How YOU Can Access Big Canoe Amenities

Before booking a pilates class, splashing in the indoor pool, unwinding in the sauna, or playing tennis with family and friends, you’ll need access to the Big Canoe community. At Mountain Vista Rentals, we currently offer 70+ condo and cabin rentals within the gates — in Jasper and Dawsonville. Options range from 1-7 bedrooms, accommodating romantic retreats, family vacations, or group stays. Amenities offer additional comforts and entertainment, and many of our Big Canoe rentals feature mountain views and luxurious extras! 

Cabin Amenities

  • Mountain, lake, wooded, or golf course views
  • Open/screened decks
  • Indoor/outdoor fireplaces
  • Hot tubs
  • Hammocks
  • Firepits or fire tables 
  • Gas/charcoal grills
  • Outdoor dining
  • Big screen TVs
  • Sunrooms
  • King/queen suites
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Washer/dryers
  • Keyless entry
  • And MORE!

Not only will you be able to plan activities at the Big Canoe Wellness Center, but you’ll also gain access to troves of community amenities — including the championship golf course, trails to waterfalls, playgrounds, playfields, scenic drives with mountain vistas, outdoor swimming pools, the multimillion-dollar clubhouse at Lake Sconti, and dining at the Black Bear Pub…to name a few.
Rejuvenate at the Big Canoe Wellness Center when you book your mountain retreat with Mountain Vista Rentals.