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8 FT Classic Red Cedar Barrel Sauna - 6-8 Person

8 FT Classic Red Cedar Barrel Sauna - 6-8 Person

Regular price $9,199.00 CAD
Sale price $9,199.00 CAD Regular price
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Dive into the serenity of Scandinavian tradition with our 8 FT Red Cedar Barrel Sauna. Designed for six to eight, this outdoor oasis combines the rustic charm of Canadian Red Cedar with the latest in sauna technology, offering you a blend of therapeutic warmth and natural elegance. Whether you're drawn to the crackle of a wood-burning stove or the convenience of an electric heater, our sauna invites you to relax, detoxify, and rejuvenate in the comfort of your own backyard.

Product Features

  • Accommodates 6-8: Social or spacious solo sessions
  • Heating Options: Wood or electric for preference
  • Quick Heating: Reaches 195°F in roughly an hour
  • Long-Lasting: Made with resilient Canadian Red Cedar
  • Classic Design: Scandinavian efficiency and beauty
  • Harvia Heater: Quality Finnish craftsmanship
  • Off-Grid Ready: Wood stove for remote locations
  • Easy DIY Setup: Pre-cut parts for 4-6 hour assembly
  • Broad Shipping: Available across the U.S. and Canada
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Lasting Health Benefits

Make your backyard the oasis you deserve with a quality built outdoor sauna.

The Highest Quality Canadian Cedar

We exclusively use premium Canadian Western Red Cedar for our saunas, renowned for its natural resistance and aesthetic appeal.

Personal Sanctuary

A private space to take a moment for yourself, away from daily pressures and responsibilities

  • Improve Your Health

  • Lifelong Relaxation

  • Over 7,500 Happy Customers

  • 100% Clear Canadian Western Red Cedar

  • Easy Canada Wide Delivery

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Product Details

Product Description

8 FT Classic Red Cedar Barrel Sauna 

Do you have questions about our outdoor barrel saunas? Give us a call at 1-877 445 3565 Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm (PST)

Saunas have been used for social and therapeutic benefits for thousands of years worldwide, especially in Scandinavian countries.

Each Backcountry Recreation outdoor barrel sauna kit comes with a wood-burning stove or electric heater, water bucket and dipper, wooden heater guard, sauna rocks, and interior seating benches. In under an hour, our high-quality saunas will heat up to temperatures of 195 degrees Fahrenheit so you can enjoy them wet or dry.

High-Quality Canadian Red Cedar

We use 100% Canadian Red Cedar for all our cedar barrel saunas because it is the best type of lumber to resist harsh weather and other elements. With proper care, your cedar sauna should last 15-20 years.

Conventional Scandinavian Design

Our Scandinavian barrel saunas are constructed with tongue and groove lumber staves, held tightly together by an interlocking system of stainless steel fasteners and bands. This helps the lumber staves to expand and contract, forming a tight seal naturally. The sauna unit is founded on support cradles that keep it above ground level. Our Scandinavian barrel saunas are easy on the eye, use less energy, and evenly distribute heat throughout the interior.

Natural Relaxation

With wooden headrests, cradles, and backrests, you can sit comfortably on the benches in the company of friends and loved ones. The room is filled with soft lighting and aromatic scents of cedar wood, creating a genuinely calming environment.

Wood-Burning Stove Alternative for Off-Grid Clients

Choose one of our wood-burning stove specifically designed to be used in saunas. To install the chimney kit, cut out a circular hole in the roof staves. The chimney kit is not included in the base price. If you purchase it separately, you'll need 6 foot by 6 inch diameter stove piping, interior protective flashing, a chimney collar, and an external rain flange.

Simplified Assembly

Building our saunas is a breeze. All of our saunas are designed for the do-it-yourself customer. All the parts come grooved and pre-cut, so no sawing or cutting is necessary.

Anyone with basic woodworking skills can put one together in about 4 hours. The only tools you'll need are a Phillips screwdriver, level, 7/16″ and 9/16″ open-end wrenches, vise grips, 9/16″ deep socket wrench, and a mallet.

Shipping Within Canada & the United States

Do you love saunas and the benefits they offer? If so, you'll be pleased to know that we ship our saunas everywhere around the United States!

Note that some minor details (such as the type of accessories, the direction of wall boards, the number of bench slats, door handle style, etc.) on the above unit may differ slightly from other units.

* Please note that these specifications are only estimates and are subject to change without notice. The actual product dimensions may be slightly different.

Product Specs

Product Diagram


 Seating Capacity 6-8 people depending on the seating arrangement as well as the size and proximity of the bathers
Wood Type Canadian Red Cedar
Exterior Dimensions 94 ¾” L x 82 ¾” W x 82 ½” H
Weight 1,250 lbs.
Accessories Included Bucket and ladle, back rest, sauna rocks, light fixture
Door Tempered glass door included
Porch Not included
Number of Cradles 3
Heater Wood Burning or Electric
Electrical Requirements

110V for lighting and 240V for heater

Electric Heater Information

Welcome to our Electric Sauna Heater Comparison guide. Here, you'll find an in-depth look at various electric sauna heaters, tailored to help you navigate through the nuances of each model. We've designed this page to assist you in understanding the key features, benefits, and any drawbacks, ensuring you make the most informed decision for your sauna setup. Whether you're prioritizing efficiency, design, or specific functionalities, our comprehensive comparison will lead you to the heater that best aligns with your sauna dreams.

For inquiries or more detailed information about our sauna heaters, feel free to contact us at 877-446-3565. Our team is available to assist you from 8am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday.


Toule 6KW Sauna Heater w/ On Heater Controls Toule

Available in 6kW & 9KW Models: $786 - $949 CAD

For the price point vs quality, it doesn't get much better than this! This heater is the best bang for your buck both in its reliability and the features of this specific model (offboard digital controls, timers, etc.).


  • Auxiliary output controls for lights, fans etc.
  • Delayed Start Feature
  • ETL safety listed
  • Digital controller
  • Offered at a steep discount when purchased with a Backcountry sauna.


  • Not the most "attractive"


Harvia KIP 8KW # #seotitle## Backcountry Recreation

Available in 6kW & 8W Models: $1199 - $1399 CAD

Harvia has been the biggest name in sauna heaters for over 70 years! The Harvia FLB model, made by Harvia in Finland, is a traditional Finnish-style wall-mounted sauna heater. What this one lacks in special and aesthetic features; it makes up for in heat and getting the job done.


  • Extremely reliable
  • Easy to use
  • Great for rental units or Airbnb
  • Durable stainless-steel components
  • ETL safety listed


  • Expensive for so few features
  • No remote control

Harvia Cilindro

Harvia Cilindro PC90 # #seotitle## Backcountry Recreation

The Harvia Cilindro heater, known for its unique design featuring a massive stone quantity, offers a blend of gentle and powerful steam options. It's ideal for those seeking a versatile sauna experience, capable of creating a traditional sauna atmosphere with the convenience of electric heating.


  • Large stone capacity enhances the sauna experience with gentle or intense steam.
  • Stylish design with visible stones at the front, adding aesthetic appeal to any sauna.
  • The pillar form allows for freedom in sauna design and easy embedding into the bench.
  • Stainless steel construction ensures durability and longevity.
  • Optional Wifi Control for ease of use with the digital Harvia Xenio control panel.


  • Stones must be purchased separately, adding to the overall cost.
  • Primarily designed for larger sauna rooms, which may not suit smaller home saunas.
  • Longer heat up times

With its modern yet traditional functionality, the Harvia Cilindro is perfect for sauna users who enjoy customizing their sauna sessions with varying steam intensity, all while adding a touch of elegance to their sauna space.


HUUM Hive Mini Electric Sauna Heater 9 kW HUUM

Available in 6kW, 9kW, or 10.5kW Models

These are one of our best sellers! The Huum line of products offers a more traditional sauna experience by limiting metal and increasing total rock surface area. This provides a closer wood-fired experience with the reliability of electricity. Many of our customers prefer the design of the Huum as it is an accent piece against the backdrop of your high-quality wood sauna.


  • Wifi Controller
  • HUGE amount of thermal mass (rocks)
  • Looks fantastic
  • Auxiliary controls for fans, lights, etc.
  • Certified to CSA/UL and CE standards


  • Can require some troubleshooting


HUUM DROP Electric Sauna Heater 9 KW HUUM

Available in 6kW and 9 KW Models

Very similar to the Huum Hive and Huum Hive Mini. The Huum Drop offers a round design that softens and livens up the angular interior of a classic sauna, giving it a touch of elegance. But DROP isn’t only about the looks. This compact wall-mounted heater can actually fit up to 55 kg of stones, exceeding most wood-burning stoves and guaranteeing long-lasting steam.


  • Wifi Controller
  • HUGE amount of thermal mass (rocks)
  • Looks fantastic
  • Auxiliary controls for fans, lights, etc.
  • Certified to CSA/UL and CE standards


  • Can require some troubleshooting


Packaging & Shipping

Wooden Crate
96” L x 44” W x 33” H

Warranty Information

Our wooden saunas come with a 1-year limited warranty. Our Harvia Electric Sauna Heaters and Harvia Sauna Stoves also come with a 1-year limited warranty. Please refer to:

Add-Ons Information


Shower off after a sauna session or clean up before hopping in the hot tub. The shower's classic cedar look is perfect for backyards and is the ideal pairing with any of our saunas or hot tubs. In addition, it allows an easy installation process, so why not treat yourself to a shower in the great outdoors?



Shower off after a sauna session or clean up before hopping in the hot tub. The shower's classic cedar look is perfect for backyards and is the ideal pairing with any of our saunas or hot tubs. In addition, it allows an easy installation process, so why not treat yourself to a shower in the great outdoors?



Protect your sauna from the elements and keep it looking its best for longer by protecting the wood with a shingled roof. We recommend adding these asphalt shingles to keep water off the sauna and increase the wood’s longevity. The shingles are black in color. Note* not installing a roof system of some sort may result in water seepage into the sauna.



Don't love the look of shingles? Prefer the natural look of wood? Consider a removable rain cover that can be put on or taken off depending on the weather.



Turn the round bottom of your barrel sauna into a flat floor. Just like our sauna, this flooring is made with the highest quality wood and designed to fit all our barrel saunas. Upgrade your sauna experience with flat flooring.


Sauna Accessory Bundle Backcountry Recreation


(May be different than pictured due to availability)


Sauna Backrest Two Pack Backcountry Recreation


Relax against this beautifully crafted Dynamic Canadian Hemlock S-Shaped ergonomic backrest, the ultimate accessory to your sauna! The S-Shaped ergonomic backrest. The backrest is not intended for sitting or standing on, its weight capacity is 275 pounds. No assembly required.



Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Lillian Carter
Made all the neighbours jealous

We dealt with Donny at Backcountry Recreation and his service was excellent. He found the spa we wanted and had it all sorted and shipped within a week. His follow up with us to make sure everything was in order was brilliant.

Brian Frey
Perfect Pandemic Purchase

Ordered the 8 Ft Barrel Sauna. Awesome spa so happy with it also the staff at Backcountry Recreation are very pleasant to deal with and all hassle free and very helpful Thanks again

Steven Eller

Love the product. We are the third on our lake to buy a sauna from Backcountry and im sure we wont be the last. Exception wood quality