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8 Ft Classic Thermowood Scenic View Barrel Sauna - 6-8 Person

8 Ft Classic Thermowood Scenic View Barrel Sauna - 6-8 Person

Regular price $8,699.00 CAD
Sale price $8,699.00 CAD Regular price
Ready to ship in approximately 2 weeks (July 30, 2024).


Our best-selling panoramic sauna with a few upgrades! Made with Scandinavian thermowood and now with a tempered glass back wall for added durability and longevity

Product Features

  • Seats for 4 - 6 people (Depending on the seating arrangement as well as the size and proximity of the bathers; refer to the product drawings for bench dimensions)
  • Pre-cut and grooved lumber
  • Grade A Thermowood
  • Must be paired with a floor-standing electric or wood-burning heater
  • Tempered full glass door with stainless steel hinges
  • The tempered full glass back wall to let in natural light and give you views of nature
  • Stainless steel bands, hinges, heater, and fasteners
  • Interior light bulkhead (wirings should be sourced locally)
  • Wooden heater guard
  • Towel holder, which can be placed inside or outside
  • Weather-resistant support cradles
  • 2 opposite-facing benches for sitting or reclining with built-in backrests
  • Includes wooden water bucket & ladle, backrest, and sauna rocks (for the stove)
  • Please note: Bitumen roof shingles are sold separately as an add-on
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Enjoy The Scenery

With our panoramic scenic view sauna, the journey to relaxation transcends the confines of four walls, inviting you to embrace the boundless splendor that surrounds you.

Natural Stress Relief

Step into our sauna and feel the tension dissolve as the gentle heat envelops your body.

Quality Craftsmanship

Unmatched Value: We believe everyone deserves a touch of luxury. That's why we offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality.

  • Improve Your Health

    Saunas can improve cardiovascular health by enhancing blood circulation and reducing blood pressure through the dilation of blood vessels.

  • Lifelong Relaxation

    Our saunas promote deep relaxation and mental tranquility by encouraging the release of endorphins, triggered by their gentle, warming embrace.

  • Over 7,500 Happy Customers

    Each of our 7,500 happy customers embarks on a unique wellness journey with us, where their path to improved health and serenity starts with our dedicated support and expertise.

  • Bring The Spa Home

    We transform your backyard into a personal oasis of relaxation, bringing the luxury and serenity of a spa experience directly to your doorstep.

  • Easy Canada Wide Delivery

    We provide hassle-free, Canada-wide delivery, ensuring that our customers from coast to coast can easily access and enjoy our premium wellness products.

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Product Details

Product Description

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This Thermowood Panorama Barrel Sauna is a Backcountry Recreation exclusive design; you can't get a sauna this beautiful anywhere else! It's a must-have for properties surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery. Bathe in this eco-friendly sauna while enjoying the great outdoors through the panorama viewing window.

Every Backcountry Recreation Panorama Barrel Sauna comes with a water bucket & ladle, sauna rocks, and backrests. Our saunas will heat up in under one hour, allowing you to relax at a temperature of up to 195 F. In addition, the glass window creates a visually appealing and relaxing atmosphere. These features give our saunas a finish you won't find elsewhere. We do everything possible to create that authentic Scandinavian sauna experience for you.

Traditional Scandinavian Design 

The Scandinavian barrel sauna has a classic beauty in its elegant simplicity. Our barrel saunas are constructed with tongue and groove lumber staves held tightly together by stainless steel bands and fasteners. This interlocking system allows the lumber staves to expand and contract naturally and form a tight seal. In addition, the sauna unit sits on support cradles (included) that keep the sauna's underside above the ground. Our Scandinavian barrel sauna is lovely, and its design is incredibly energy efficient, distributing heat evenly throughout the interior.

Designed For Nature Lovers

The Panorama Sauna is our most deluxe sauna with a full glass back wall, allowing you to enjoy natural light and take in beautiful views, all from the cozy inside of your sauna. The natural light makes this special sauna feel more spacious, and the ability to enjoy a wonderful view gives you the ultimate sauna experience.

Thermal-wood Construction 

Thermowood is created by heat-treating Scandinavian softwood to temperatures ranging from 180 – 230° in special chamber kilns for up to 96 hours. Steam is a protective gas that helps prevent the wood from splitting and becoming damaged during treatment.

Thermowood's Characteristics & Qualities

This process causes chemical and structural changes within the timber, altering some of its characteristics and qualities. Some of the characteristics and qualities making Thermowood popular and in high demand include:

Dimensionally Stable – The intensive heat to which the wood is exposed during its production dries deep into the core, causing all moisture and resin to be removed from the timber. Thermowood, therefore, doesn't react to changes in humidity as drastically as untreated wood (the risk of swelling, cracking, and shrinkage is decreased), allowing it to retain its shape far better. The wood also doesn't secrete sap or resin even in high temperatures.

Environmentally Friendly – The softwood used to produce Thermowood originates from well-managed, PEFC-certified forests. Since no chemicals or foreign substances are involved during its production, Thermowood is an environmentally friendly material produced by only natural methods.

Resistance to Rot and Fungi – Due to the heating process breaking down hemicellulose, the wood doesn't contain the appropriate nutrients to allow rot and fungi to grow and develop.

Increased Longevity – When wood is treated with heat, its average life span is prolonged meaning your sauna will last a lifetime!

Improved Insulation – Heat-treated wood is much more porous than untreated wood, vastly improving its insulating properties.

Ultimate Relaxation

Our sauna kit includes a backrest so you can get comfortable. Sit on wooden benches and enjoy the company of friends and loved ones in a sauna room filled with soft lighting and enjoy the aromatic scents of the thermowood. Our saunas give bathers a truly authentic and relaxing Scandinavian sauna experience. A towel hook (included) is a great place to keep towels for drying off and cooling down between rounds. 

Easy Self Assembly

Putting together our sauna kits is easy! All our saunas are designed with the DIY customer in mind. All the pieces are pre-cut and grooved, so no sawing or cutting is required. 

Anyone with novice woodworking skills could build one in approximately 4 hours. All the assembler will need is a spirit level, a Phillips head screwdriver drill, an adjustable wrench, a hammer, and a rubber mallet.

Affordable Cross Canada Shipping

We ship our saunas everywhere in the United States to all sauna enthusiasts who enjoy the wellness benefits of heat and steam!

      Product Specs

      Product Specifications

      Product Diagram




      Seating Capacity 6-8 people depending on the seating arrangement as well as the size and proximity of the bathers
      Wood Type Scandinavian Thermowood
      Exterior Dimensions 94 ¾” L x 82 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 42 ½” W x 32 ¼” 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.



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