If you’re planning a company retreat in Canada and are looking for the perfect place to stay and play look no further! From the craggy-coasts and soft sea breezes of Nova Scotia to the sky-high mountains of British Columbia and everything in between.
Our Top 7 Canadian Hotels for Company Retreats
In no particular order, here are our favourite company retreat properties around the country:
Fox Harb'r Resort | Wallace, NS
Enjoy sweeping landscapes, ocean views, and a world of refinement at Nova Scotia’s landmark resort, Fox Harb’r. Perched above the ocean along the Northumberland Shore, this 5-star property is the perfect base from which to explore everything Wallace has to offer. Here, guests are treated to elegance on a grand scale, leavened with down-home Maritime hospitality and East Coast charm.
Breathe in the fresh air in one of 85 bespoke guest suites. Each with their own individual character, suites are designed with distinctive amenities, catering to even the most discerning travellers. On-site, guests can enjoy several dining options ranging from casual to fine, a full-service spa, multiple state-of-the-art function spaces, as well as a variety of activities to fill your days.
Why we love Fox Harb'r Resort: Nova Scotia has always been one of our favourites when it comes to retreat destinations, so we were extra thrilled when this property crossed our roster. Fox Harb’r positively exudes charm and luxury, and is wholeheartedly reflective of the region it calls home - a key factor for us when selecting properties to propose to our clients. From hiking and biking to kayaking, sport shooting, archery, or fishing, there is also a LOT to entertain, which saves planning and costs since you’ve got everything at your fingertips.
Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel & Spa | Charlevoix, QC
Nestled between the mountains and river in the charming region of Charlevoix, you’ll find the inviting Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel & Spa. Built on a site that was once home to the largest wooden farm in Canada, it acts as the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding UNESCO-designated World Biosphere Reserve.
Combining cozy comforts with rustic furnishings, the 145 bespoke guest rooms across the property look like something straight out of the latest issue of your favourite interior design magazine. Ranging from quaint four-bed dorms to luxurious loft suites, rooms are flooded with natural light, making for a truly refreshing stay.
No matter the season, guests have a wide array of activities at their fingertips. Start your journey with a ride on the scenic Charlevoix train, try your hand at soap making, kick-back in the Nordic Spa, or head out snowshoeing...the possibilities are endless!
Why we love Le Germain Charlevoix: The design of Le Germain Charlevoix is truly unbeatable. We love everything from the farmhouse-chic fixtures to the large windows bringing the beauty of the area into each guestroom. One look at this property and it’s easy to see how much consideration went into the design of each and every accommodation. Travelling to this hotel is also something special and worth mention. Skip the coach bus and buy out a car on the Charlevoix train… afterall, the journey is just as important as the destination.
Post Hotel & Spa | Lake Louise, AB
Voted time and time again as one of the Top Resort Hotels in Canada, Lake Louise’s very own Post Hotel & Spa is something to write home about. Dating back to the 40s, but by no means antiquated, this elegant 5-star property has it all. Enjoy a prized location surrounded by wildlife and expansive mountain scenery, multiple dining facilities, and a rejuvenating full-service spa.
The Post Hotel & Spa boasts 94 refined guestrooms, designed with all the furniture and amenities to be your perfect “home away from home”. Log-cabin chic, rooms reflect the beautiful natural surroundings, bringing the outdoors in with wood fixtures and earth tones. When not in your room taking in the sweeping mountain, you can hit the slopes, enjoy a leisurely hike, go horseback riding, rock climbing, and so much more. Your only concern at the Post Hotel & Spa will be fitting it all in!
Why we love the Post Hotel & Spa: For more upscale, refined groups, the Post Hotel & Spa is a favourite. The property is quite secluded, which is a real benefit for teambuilding - especially with remote companies, yet has all the facilities and dining needed right on site. The rooms are beautiful, and maintain their old time charm without being outdated or stuffy. In both summer and winter, there are a multitude of activities that you simply can’t get anywhere else, making this hotel a truly special one.
Sparkling Hill Resort | Vernon, BC
If you’re looking for a remote property that will act as a secluded getaway for your team, look no further than the Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, British Columbia. Perched on a granite bluff overlooking Lake Okanagan, this luxurious wellness resort offers views as incredible as it’s service. Driving up the winding hills to reach this accommodation, you’ll see it sparkling in the distance, adorned in 3.5 million Swarovski crystals.
Sparkling Hill Resort is home to 149 impressive guestrooms. Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to a scene of breathtaking sunsets along the mountains or lake, you will feel completely immersed in the beauty of your surroundings. While it’s open-concept layout with glass showers will leave you in awe walking through the threshold, it’s important to note that one colleague per room is imperative at this resort.
Why we love Sparkling Hill Resort: If you’re a wellness-focused group, Sparkling Hill Resort is perfect for you. Offering hikes, yoga, and a multitude of specialized spa treatments, it’s impossible not to leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The guestrooms are stunning, and somehow manage to intertwine crystals into the design without coming across as gaudi. Plus, you can’t beat those views!!
Kananaskis Mountain Lodge | Kananaskis Village, AB
Nestled against the enchanting backdrop of the Canadian Rockies, you will find the beautiful Kananaskis Mountain Lodge. Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection - which features boutique hotels that are unique in design and thoughtful in spirit, this luxurious yet understated escape is perfect for bringing people together. Home to multiple restaurants, a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities, and state-of-the-art meeting facilities, a retreat here is one well spent.
Bigger than its sister properties with 249 guestrooms, a buyout of the property might be a stretch, but is certainly worth the swing. Rustic elegance meets modern decor in each accommodation, creating a sense of calm and serenity - fitting given its surroundings. Keep an eye out your balcony for wildlife… many have been known to spot some of the area’s friendly creatures!
Why we love Kananaskis Mountain Lodge: Kananaskis Mountain Lodge really lives up to its distinction as a member of the Autograph Collection. We love its sophisticated yet playful design, creating a homey feel even with its larger size. It goes without saying the beautiful mountain surroundings make this property a standout, but this property has gone a step further - intertwining nature in all aspects of its operation. There is also so much to see and do that it’s easy to picture groups of any background enjoying their time here.
JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka | Muskoka, ON
Treat yourself to luxury in Muskoka at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa. Boasting a prime location along the waters of the sparkling Lake Rosseau, you are invited to unwind surrounded by unparalleled scenic views and revel in service of this highly celebrated 5-star resort.
Connect with nature in one of 221 well-appointed guestrooms - combining all the comforts of home with the elevated features expected from a property of its caliber. Enjoy a working fireplace, spacious en-suite, and plush pillow-top mattress, alongside sweeping views of the landscape.
You will be thrilled with the JW Marriott's variety of on-site amenities. All recently renovated, you can satisfy every craving at the resort with award-winning Italian fare at Teca, or the Muskoka Chophouse for a perfectly-cooked steak. When not spent inside one of multiple flexible meeting spaces, guests can get out and enjoy a multitude of land and water activities, and the full-service spa.
Why we love JW Marriott The Rosseau: While most properties in the area are more lowkey, JW Marriott The Rosseau makes it easy to experience luxury in Muskoka. Thanks to its recent renovation, all corners of the resort have been updated to keep with the needs of modern travellers, while still maintaining the quaint cottage-country charm for which the area is known. The activities on site are also endless, making for a well-rounded retreat.
Estérel Resort | Estérel, QC
Bordered by three navigable lakes, the lush Laurentian forest and a Nordic spa, Estérel Resort’s two hotels offer a magical nature getaway. An exceptional destination with the service to match, this luxurious accommodation promises a retreat like no other.
Spread across two adjoined hotels are 200 ultramodern guest suites. Each suite has been beautifully designed to reflect the natural charm of the area. Take-in the Laurentians or Lake Dupuis from your private balcony, coming together with other amenities like marble en-suites and fireplaces for a truly refined experience.
After spending a day across 12 flexible meeting spaces, grab a bite at one of 4 restaurants - ranging from bistro to fine dining. On-site there are also several outdoor pools and hot tubs, as well as a fitness centre, spa with a steam room and sauna.
Why we love Estérel Resort: If the views aren’t enough to have you fall in love with this resort, the incredible service and stunning design might do the trick! The Estérel Resort is at the same time a relaxing retreat and a playground of things to see and do, which makes it ideal for a longer getaway. Removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet within arms reach of adventure, this resort acts almost as a destination in and of itself.
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