5 Amazing Corporate Retreat Venues in Ontario
Published By Tim Lucier on January 6th, 2023 in Compass Connections
If you’re searching for corporate retreat locations in Ontario, you’ll find the province is home to a wide range of venues that can cater to the unique needs and goals of your team. Whether you’re looking for a lakeside setting, a rustic camp experience, or a large state-of-the-art facility, you’ll be able to find a local venue that meets your needs.
Here are five amazing corporate retreat venues in Ontario that you might want to consider for your next team-building event:
Northern Edge Algonquin – Centre for Transformational Leadership and Retreats
*Best Tailored & Facilitated Team-Building Experiences
*Best Unplugged Corporate Venue for Groups of 10 – 25
*Best All-Inclusive, Locally-Sourced Meals
Northern Edge Algonquin is an executive retreat center located just north of Muskoka, offering a natural environment and complete privacy for corporate retreat groups of 10 – 25 (We host only one retreat at a time). Our unique corporate retreat location is 100% unplugged from cell service and the internet, providing the opportunity for teams to “disconnect to reconnect” and come together free from distraction.
Our retreat center provides comfortable accommodations and meeting spaces, team-building activities, delicious food catered to the dietary needs of each guest, and a wide array of experiences and team-building programming, all included in our packages. Your business can let us take care of all the details, then sit back and relax as we create the perfect team-building retreat to empower their team and foster a sense of connection. “The Edge” offers a number of adventure and wellness-based activities for teams to ignite team insight, celebrate their success, and restore employee mental health and wellbeing. We are recognized for our environmental sustainability and commitment to local food initiatives, and our retreats are coordinated by an experienced team of transformational leaders and facilitators, fully tailored to meet the needs of your organization and team.
Want to learn why Northern Edge Algonquin is a unique location to hold a corporate retreat? Explore our facilities.
Deerhurst Resort – Adventures in Excellence Team Building
*Best at corporate events featuring traditional & modern accommodations and meeting spaces.
*Best corporate event planning for groups of 25+.
Located in a stunning lakeside setting in Muskoka, Deerhurst Resort offers a range of modern accommodations, state-of-the-art meeting spaces, and onsite team-building professionals for events and gatherings. The resort’s Adventures in Excellence team specializes in custom team-building programs and activities that help businesses and groups improve their performance and energize their teams. With four seasons of invigorating activities, Deerhurst Resort has everything you need to make your next event both safe and spectacular. Boasting 400 hotel rooms and suites, 26 meeting rooms in three conference facilities, and 40,000 sq. ft. of total internal meeting space, Deerhurst is a top pick for Large Group meetings and conferences in Muskoka.
Meetings at Elmhirst’s Resort
*Best relaxed resort setting for business events
*Best locally-sourced meals for larger corporate groups
Elmhirst’s Resort is a conference centre, wedding venue, and spa located on the north shore of Rice Lake, just 90 minutes from Toronto. The resort offers flexible services, individual or group cottage accommodations, delicious food and drink, much of which is grown, raised, or sourced locally, and a range of outdoor activities, including indoor and outdoor pools. Their expert coordinators will help plan and execute the perfect event, while following all COVID-19 safety protocols and public health guidelines. The resort’s relaxed atmosphere and private cottage accommodation provide an ideal backdrop for creative thinking and team building, allowing participants to escape routine and connect through new experiences. In addition to its conference and wedding facilities, Elmhirst’s Resort also offers a range of outdoor adventures, fishing, and watery fun to keep guests cool and entertained all summer long. Through five generations of family ownership, the resort is dedicated to supporting its local community and providing guests with an unforgettable experience.
Camp Walden – Venue Rentals
*Best rustic camp venue for special events
*Best large-group unplugged corporate retreat venue
Camp Walden is a venue for special events located east of Bancroft, Ontario, in the midst of stunning woodlands on a private lake. They offer customizable packages that include comfortable, yet rustic cabin accommodations, creative camp meals and snacks, engaged staff to support event needs, and a dedicated director to help clients create their vision. Like us, they believe that immersing oneself in a life-changing environment with no cell phone service is the best way to create a cohesive team and are happy to see corporate executives leave as kids, wanting more. Your corporate retreat adventure awaits.
The Leadership Studio at Muskoka Woods
*Best camp-style leadership programs for groups of up to 600
*Best playful waterpark and zipline for corporate groups
The Leadership Studio at Muskoka Woods is a corporate event venue located in an idyllic setting on the shores of Lake Rosseau in Muskoka. The venue offers team-building exercises and leadership development programs for companies, as well as full access to the camp’s recreational areas and activities. The Leadership Studio is housed in a 4,000-square-foot space and companies can choose to run their own programs or select from specific programs offered at the studio. In addition to its prime lakefront location and impressive facilities, including a 6-lane waterslide, 1000ft zipline, and a huge inflatable waterpark – these could be great additions to team-building events and add a fun, energizing element to your retreat. The Leadership Studio also boasts a beautiful boat house and an open-concept leadership studio. Accommodations at The Leadership Studio include The Hillside Inn, which can house up to 28 participants in cozy resort comfort, as well as year-round cabins that can sleep 12-14 guests each with a total capacity of 600 guests.
Each of these unique corporate retreat locations in Ontario has something very special to offer, and we are proud to be among them. Each venue has its own unique features and offerings, so be sure to consider your team’s needs and preferences when making a selection. No matter which venue you choose, you can expect an unforgettable experience that will help your team bond, grow, and perform at their best.
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