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Over our 35 year history, White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa, has won awards, hosted fantastic events, welcomed dignitaries, and generally been in the news. We'll post and and archive our press releases here for your browsing convenience.

Top Niagara Spa

White Oaks Named #1 Spa in Niagara Once Again

January 2024 - The Spa at White Oaks Resort proudly announces its recent accolades, securing the 26th position in Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas and achieving a parallel recognition as the #6 spa in the Top 50 Spas in Canada. These prestigious rankings underscore White Oaks Resort’s commitment to providing an unparalleled oasis of relaxation and wellness.

Ameer Wakil, Resort Owner, expressed his enthusiasm about the achievement, stating, “More than a Spa, White Oaks is an oasis of relaxation and wellness, and this recognition solidifies our position among the best in the industry. As we celebrate this achievement, our Team continues to strive for even greater heights and provide our clients with unparalleled experiences Here’s to many more milestones and continued success!.”

 Jill Pawlik, Spa Director, expressed deep honor and gratitude for being ranked in the top 1% and securing the 26th spot in Spas of America’s Top 100. “We are thrilled to be amongst many other amazing Spas and truly appreciate the recognition of our unwavering dedication to creating exceptional spa experiences. Here’s to continued relaxation and rejuvenation for all our valued guests in the year ahead!” 

Craig Oliver, President of Spas of America, shared his perspective on The Spa at White Oaks, saying, “Nestled in Niagara, The Spa at White Oaks Resort is your go-to for relaxation in Niagara-on-the-Lake luxury. Just a 90-minute drive from Greater Toronto, this resort offers various activities or none at all if that’s your preference. With an on-property fitness club, nearby shopping, and the chance to explore the area’s world-class culinary and wine scene, it’s a rare gem among resorts. White Oaks consistently ranks as one of our top picks for spa and wellness in Ontario.” 

The Spa at White Oaks Resort looks forward to welcoming guests to experience the luxury, relaxation, and wellness that have earned them these distinguished rankings.


Spas of America Top 100 Spas 2023

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New Strength Equipment

The Club Introduces State-of-the-Art Matrix Equipment

December, 2023 - The Club at White Oaks, a leading fitness facility dedicated to providing an exceptional fitness experience, is thrilled to announce a major upgrade to its weight room and women’s only gym with the introduction of cutting-edge Matrix equipment. This exciting development not only caters to the diverse needs of their members but also positions The Club as a featured state-of-the-Matrix facility in Matrix’s world-wide magazine.

Among the additions are the highly requested 8 Stack Multi Station, Glute Trainer, Hack Squat, Prone Leg Curl, Abdominal Crunch, Hip Abductor/Adductor and all new weights! These state-of-the-art machines are designed to elevate the workout experience and deliver unparalleled results for the White Oaks Members. 

Matrix, a global leader in fitness equipment, has chosen The Club at White Oaks to be showcased in their worldwide magazine, recognizing their commitment to providing top-notch facilities and staying at the forefront of the fitness industry. 

Club General Manager Sandra Lynch expressed her excitement about the new equipment stating: “I am so excited that we are bringing Matrix equipment in for our Members. We are always trying to stay cutting edge in the fitness industry, and this equipment is the best you can get”. 

Cathy Mills, the Director of Group Exercise and Personal Training, also shared her enthusiasm, “Our personal trainers are so excited to train their clients on the new Matrix equipment. We will be happy to show our Members how to get the most of out the new equipment”. 

Members can look forward to experiencing a new dimension of fitness at The Club at White Oaks, with expert trainers to guide and assist in maximizing the benefits of this brand-new Matrix equipment.

Club Matrix Equipment

New Spa Director

White Oaks Welcomes Jill Pawlik to Lead The Spa

June 15, 2023 - White Oaks Resort & Spa, a premier destination for wellness and relaxation, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jill Pawlik, a distinguished industry professional, as their new Spa Director. With an exceptional track record in delivering unparalleled spa experiences, Jill will bring a wealth of expertise and innovation to the esteemed resort.

As the newly appointed Spa Director, Jill will be responsible for overseeing and enhancing the resort’s world-class spa offerings, ensuring that guests continue to enjoy a transformative journey of relaxation. With a deep understanding of holistic wellness practices, Jill is poised to elevate spa services at White Oaks to new heights. With over 25 years of experience in the spa industry, Jill has built a sterling reputation as a dynamic and visionary leader. Her vast knowledge of spa and wellness trends, coupled with a genuine passion for guest satisfaction, will undoubtedly contribute to The Spa’s ongoing success. 

“I am thrilled and inspired to have the opportunity to lead an amazing team and align with a business dedicated to excellent customer service” –Jill Pawlik, Spa Director of The Spa at White Oaks. 

“Congratulations to our new Spa Director, Jill Pawlik on joining our esteemed and world-class spa! Jill’s appointment is a testament to her exceptional skills, expertise, and dedication to the art of wellness and relaxation. We are confident that her leadership and passion for creating unforgettable experiences will further elevate The Spa’s reputation and ensure that our guests continue to receive the highest level of care and rejuvenation. Here’s to an exciting journey ahead, filled with success, harmony, and countless moments of bliss for all who step through our doors” –Ameer Wakil, CEO of White Oaks Resort & Spa. 

The Spa at White Oaks’ commitment to excellence has earned it numerous accolades, including being named #1 Spa in Niagara, #7 in Canada, and #36 overall in the Spas of America Top 100 Spas list for 2022. With the appointment of Jill as Spa Director, the resort is poised to further solidify its position as a leader in luxury wellness treatments, providing guests with an unforgettable journey towards holistic rejuvenation and well-being.

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Best of the Best

White Oaks Ranked in Top 25 Canadian Hotels

June 7, 2023 - White Oaks Resort and spa is thrilled to announce its recent inclusion in Tripadvisor’s prestigious Best of the Best Hotels in Canada for 2023. This remarkable recognition is a testament to the exceptional service, luxurious accommodations, and unparalleled guest experiences that have become synonymous with White Oaks.

Tripadvisor’s Best of the Best Hotels is an annual ranking that highlights the top-rated hotels across the globe, based on millions of reviews and opinions shared by travelers. Fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor’s 8 million listings are awarded Best of the Best, signifying the highest level of excellence in hospitality. This esteemed accolade is a true reflection of White Oaks’ unwavering commitment to excellence and its continuous pursuit of creating unforgettable experiences for each and every guest. From the front desk staff to the housekeeping team, each member plays an integral role in creating an exceptional guest experience. This recognition serves as a testament to their commitment to delivering excellence and exceeding guests’ expectations. 

Being recognized among the very best in Canada is a significant achievement for White Oaks Resort & Spa, as it showcases the exceptional quality and dedication that the entire team brings to every aspect of their work. From the warm and personalized service to the state-of-the-art facilities, White Oaks offers an unrivaled combination of luxury, comfort, and relaxation. 

“This prestigious award serves as a true testament to the unwavering and exceptional dedication our hospitality team has shown in providing unparalleled hospitality to our valuable guests.” –Ameer Wakil, CEO of White Oaks Resort & Spa. 

Nestled in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, White Oaks Resort and Spa offers a haven of tranquility for discerning travelers seeking an escape from the ordinary. The resort features spacious and elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, designed to provide the utmost comfort and relaxation. Guests can indulge in a wide range of world-class amenities, including an award-winning spa, a fully equipped fitness center, delectable dining options, and picturesque surroundings.

View Tripadvisor's Best of the Best Hotels in Canada here.


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  • White Oaks Resort & Spa
  • 253 Taylor Road SS4
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  • Canada L0S 1J0


  • Resort: 1-800-263-5766
  • The Club: 905-688-2550
  • The Spa: 905-641-2599


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