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Why Plan a Company Retreat in Montreal?

Montreal promises an unforgettable experience filled with cultural richness, culinary delights, and captivating sights. The city’s unique blend of French and English influences make it a fascinating destination that both takes you back in time and emanates modernity. Take a walk through the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal, or stroll through the bustling downtown core, the bright and lively village, or the funky Plateau Mont-Royal, this city rewards curiosity. 

Here is how a visit to Montreal is sure to add an element of inspiration and excitement to your next company offsite:

  • Multicultural Environment: Montreal is known for its vibrant cultural scene and diverse population. 
  • Scenic and Historic Charm: The European-inspired architecture is a crowd-pleaser. 
  • Accessibility: The international airport has many direct flights, making it quick and easy to get here. 
  • Foodie Scene: The city offers everything from gourmet dining to iconic local dishes like poutine and bagels. 
  • Arts and Entertainment: There are many ways to entertain your team here from museums, theaters, or even catching a hockey game. 
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Top Corporate Retreat Venues in Montreal

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

This landmark hotel has been a prominent fixture in Montreal since it opened in 1958. It famously hosted John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-In for Peace in 1969, during which they recorded the iconic song "Give Peace a Chance" in one of the hotel suites. The hotel always offers a luxurious and memorable stay, combining the charm of Montreal’s past with the convenience and comfort of modern amenities. Enjoy sweeping views of the city skyline or Mount Royal from your room, or unwind at the state-of-the-art wellness center, which includes a fully equipped gym, an indoor pool, and a serene spa offering a variety of treatments.

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal provides a luxurious and convenient base for exploring Montreal, offering a combination of modern amenities, superior service, and a prime downtown location. You will feel the welcoming ambiance right when you step into the grand lobby, with its high ceilings and sleek decor. The rooms feature panoramic views of the city and all the thoughtful conveniences for a comfortable stay. Upgrade to the Club Level to experience the exclusive Sheraton Club Lounge and indulge in the daily array of delectable treats (sign us up!). 

Vogue Hotel Montreal Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton

Venue Description: Regarded as the hotel to stay at when visiting Montreal, this boutique property provides an exceptional experience through its sophisticated design, personalized service, and prime location. There is an elegant atmosphere in the lobby, rooms, and dining areas, all decorated with high-end finishes, rich textures, and tasteful art. Be sure to not miss trying a croissant and other French fare at the cafe which is tended to by an acclaimed pastry chef. Overall, it is Tres Chic!

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How We Can Help Your Team in Montreal

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Corporate Retreat Activities

Top Corporate Retreat Activities in Montreal

Some Retreat Activities to Consider in Montreal

Whether your team prefers indoor challenges, outdoor adventures, or creative pursuits, Montreal offers a variety of experiences designed to strengthen bonds, improve communication, and foster a sense of unity. It is a great place to let your team explore and connect over the historic architecture and lively streets. 

Curling Tournament

An afternoon of fun is just a stone's - or should we say rock's - throw away! The Royal Montreal Curling Club (RMCC), located in the heart of downtown Montreal, was founded in 1807, making it the Oldest Sports Club in North America. Renowned for its strategic play, proud histor, and lasting traditions, Curling has always been a staple when it comes to experiencing Quebec. Start the afternoon off with a lesson on the ins and outs of the sport from a Canadian Olympic curler. Then, put those newfound skills to the test in a friendly competition as teams battle for gold. 

Ateliers & Saveurs - Cooking & Wine Tasting Class 

Quebec is most well known for its award-winning 'fromage' (cheese), but many other hallmarks of traditional French-Canadian cuisine are not to be missed. The group will kick off their afternoon at Ateliers et Saveurs, a locally known culinary school, with a wine and artisan cheese tasting session. Here, guests can sample a variety of locally farmed cheeses that are sure to tantalize the taste buds.

After their amuse à bouche, participants will prepare an authentic Quebec dish for all to enjoy. Bon Appétit!

Scavenger Hunt

Capture the energy of the city as teams race around Montreal's Old Town completing a series of location-based games and photo challenges in an attempt to be the first team to complete their checklist! Get to know the city and your team members as you work together solving brain teasers, and trivia, and collecting the clues distributed around this historic city. 

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Top Tips for a Company Retreat in Montreal

Expert Advice for a Retreat in Montreal

Brush Up On Your French: While French is the official language, most Montrealers are bilingual and speak English. Learning a few basic French phrases can enhance your experience.

Try a Poutine: This city made it famous and it is for sure a must try when you visit! 

Wear Comfortable Shoes: You will be making your step count goals daily, so be sure to wear supportive footwear, especially on the cobblestone sidewalks.

Choose Your Perfect Season: It is recommended you visit in the spring or fall for lovely temperatures, however, there are a ton of neat activities that embrace the winter season as well. 

Leave Time To Wander: Have free time for your team to discover the magic in the city for themselves. 

Any Other Considerations for an Offsite in Montreal

Montreal is considered a safe and welcoming city for everyone including different cultures and LGBTQ visitors. However, like any major urban area, it's important to take precautions and always be conscious of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas, on public transportation, and in tourist hotspots. By staying aware, prepared, and respectful, you can fully immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Montreal with peace of mind. 

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FAQs

Corporate Retreat FAQ

Are work retreats worth it?
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Definitively, yes. Work retreats allocate time and space for teams to break free from the everyday routine, encouraging innovation and creativity. These getaways promote deeper relationships among employees while fueling their productivity back in the office.

How much do companies spend on retreats?
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Company spending on corporate retreats can dramatically vary depending on factors such as location, size of the team, activities planned, and accommodation type. Often the budget ranges from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands. Take a look at our budgeting cheat sheet to learn more. 

How long should a corporate retreat last?
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Generally, corporate retreats tend to fall within 2-5 days including travel time. The duration depends largely on the goals you aim to achieve from the event — whether it's strategic planning or strengthening employee relationships.

What is the importance of corporate retreats?
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Corporate retreats are essential for enhancing team bonding, morale boosting, breaking deadlock situations in projects or negotiations, revisiting shared goals and celebrating achievements together. They provide an exclusive environment away from regular work stress where people can rejuvenate while getting a broader perspective on company objectives.

What would be the average budget for a corporate retreat?
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This again hugely varies but according to some market sources; small businesses might anticipate investing $500-$1000 per person whereas larger enterprises may cater budgets around $2000-$5000 per participant inclusive of flights & accommodations along with food & activities.

How do you choose a corporate retreat destination?
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It involves considering various factors like ease of transportation, total distance participants need to travel, overall cost-efficiency and types of available facilities. Always remember to customize the location depending upon your specific retreat goals.

What is the best way to plan a remote company retreat?
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Start by setting clear objectives for the retreat. Next, determine activities that align with these goals — this can range from professional development workshops to leisure and bonding opportunities. Establishing rules for engagement can further ensure a rewarding experience.

What's the best way to find corporate retreat facilities?
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Online research is a great starting point. Beyond that, you might want to tap into your professional network or, even better, consult corporate retreat planners who are familiar with various locations, venues, and itineraries that would be ideally suited to your company.

All-inclusive retreat locations for my organization
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Resorts often offer all-inclusive packages designed specifically for corporations which include accommodation, food services along with team-building exercises in their diverse amenities like golf courses or spas.

Company retreat ideas?
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The possibilities are endless. Team building games, skill-sharing sessions, wellness and mindfulness seminars, problem solving challenges and culinary competitions are some of quite popular ideas among many others.

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Meet Some of Our Retreat Experts

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

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