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8 FT Classic Red Cedar Barrel Sauna with Porch - 4-6 Person

8 FT Classic Red Cedar Barrel Sauna with Porch - 4-6 Person

Regular price $9,199.00 CAD
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Step into the embrace of nature with our 8 Ft Red Cedar Barrel Sauna, featuring a unique porch for panoramic relaxation. Crafted from 100% Canadian Western Red Cedar and equipped with a choice of wood-fired or electric heaters, this sauna merges the therapeutic essence of Scandinavian traditions with the luxury of modern convenience. Perfect for those who cherish outdoor tranquility, it promises swift heating, effortless assembly, and years of serene sauna sessions.

Product Features

  • Spacious 6-8 person capacity, enhanced with a scenic porch
  • Choice of wood-fired or electric heaters for versatility
  • Quick heating: Reaches 195°F swiftly in less than an hour
  • Crafted from premium Canadian Western Red Cedar for longevity
  • Durable stainless steel hinges, heater, and fasteners included
  • Simple assembly: Pre-cut pieces allow setup within 3-4 hours
  • Complete kit: Water bucket, ladle, rocks, thermometer/hygrometer
  • Wide delivery: Available for shipping across Canada and the U.S.
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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 Description

8 Ft Red Cedar Barrel Sauna With Porch

Need a hand? Give us a call! 877-446-3565

Around the world, and particularly in Scandinavian countries, saunas have been used for thousands of years for their social and therapeutic benefits. 

Each Backcountry Scandinavian barrel sauna kit can be paired with either a wood-fired or electric heater of your choice and includes a wooden water bucket and ladle, sauna rocks, a combination thermometer/hydrometer gauge, interior seating benches, and lighting.

Our easy-to-follow instructions for self-assembly make setting up your barrel sauna a breeze. No special tools or carpentry skills are required, and our instructions are written with the DIY customer in mind. All lumber pieces are pre-cut, and assembly typically takes less than 3-4 hours. Upgrade your backyard or recreational property with a therapeutic Scandinavian barrel sauna. 

Our Wooden Barrel Saunas are available in various sizes, in Canadian Red Cedar or Nordic White Pine, and with or without a porch. 


The Scandinavian barrel sauna is held in place by sturdy stainless steel bands and minimal fasteners (see photos). This system allows the lumber staves to expand and contract to form a tight seal, and the unit sits on polymer support cradles that loft the sauna’s undercarriage off the ground (see photo). The Scandinavian barrel sauna design is noted for its efficiency, even distribution of heat, and visual appeal. In addition, the front sauna porch creates a visually appealing and useful outside sitting area — a place to hold towels or drinks or to serve as a relaxing place to cool off between sauna rounds.


Our cedar saunas are made from 100% Canadian Western Red Cedar.  

The door hinges, heater, fasteners, and bands are made of stainless steel. In addition, the sauna has a tempered, tinted full glass door with self-closing hinges.


These saunas will heat quickly--to as much as 195 F (90 Celsius) in under an hour. Every Backcountry barrel sauna comes with either a wood-fired or electric stainless steel heater, water bucket & ladle, sauna rocks, and combination thermometer/hygrometer so that you may begin enjoying the authentic sauna experience as soon as the assembly is complete.


Soft interior lighting, opposite-facing benches that allow bathers to enjoy good conversation, and a sturdy heater fence made from aromatic cedar or pine scents all promote the authentically relaxing experience Scandinavian sauna experience.


We ship our saunas across Canada and the United States to sauna enthusiasts who enjoy the wellness benefits of heat and steam!


  • Pre-cut and grooved lumber, 1.5” thickness
  • 100% Canadian Red Cedar
  • 6kw ETL Certified electric heater with temperature controls and timer
  • Tempered and tinted full glass door with stainless steel hinges
  • Stainless steel bands, hinges, heater, and fasteners
  • Interior explosion-proof light bulkhead (wiring should be sourced locally)
  • Wooden heater guard
  • Integral door handle/towel bar
  • Weather-resistant polymer support cradles
  • 2 opposite-facing benches for sitting or reclining
  • 1 x headrest and 1 x back cradle
  • Includes wooden water bucket & ladle, thermometer/hygrometer, and a sand timer
  • Please note: Bitumen roof shingles are sold separately as an add-on

    Product Specs

    Product Diagram

      8 ft Outdoor Barrel Sauna - Backcountry Recreation


     Seating Capacity 4 - 6 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 72 ¾” W x 76 ½” H
    Weight 1,150 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 13 reviews
    Matt Caffrey
    Best Sauna

    Best saunas ever! If your in the market for a sauna, look no further. After plenty of research I settled on Backcountry Recreation Saunas and I am very happy I did. I purchased the 10ft barrel sauna (with porch) and a 9kw HUUM heater. Huge sauna (4 adults per side), heat cranks up in no time with the HUUM (most stylish heater on the market), and trust me, the porch is more than expected. Instead of stepping out of the sauna directly onto frozen ground you can sit on one of the two comfortable seats and cool down before going back for more therapy (also hang towels/robes etc.). Superior craftmanship and solid customer support!

    Great team to work with

    We purchased a barrel sauna last spring. After a month of use we are still loving it. The customer service from this company is excellent. I have called them several times and have never been disappointed. I recommend this product and this company to anyone looking for a quality product.

    Love my new sauna

    I am very happy with my Barrel Sauna. It is a beautiful piece of art. It is very well-made and very sturdy. The design of the Barrel Sauna is top-notch. The wood is beautiful and the design is great. I am very happy with it.