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Why Plan a Company Retreat in Vancouver?

  • Convenience: Not only is the Vancouver airport a major travel hub for domestic and international flights alike, but as a bustling metropolis, the city offers easy access to restaurants, activities, and anything else you’ll need for your retreat.
  • Outdoor Activities: An incredibly wide range of outdoor activities, no matter the season await you here! From beach volleyball to snowy hikes, from easy forest walks to challenging bike rides, you’ll easily accommodate a range of activity levels and preferences.
  • Gorgeous Scenery: Picture walking into your morning meeting and seeing a backdrop of snow-capped mountains… many of the city’s meeting spaces boast picturesque views of the beautiful scenery surrounding Vancouver.
  • Vibrant City Life: The city is alive with culture, arts, shopping, and more, so if your group isn’t outdoorsy, you’ll still have a wide range of things to see and do! 
  • Amazing Culinary Scene: This ocean-side town is overflowing with delicious seafood restaurants, varied cultural cuisines, and a ton of unique breweries, wineries, and cideries; it’s a foodie’s dream! 

This bustling west coast seaport is surrounded by majestic peaks, sparkling ocean, and ancient forests. With an effortless balance of outdoor beauty and thriving city life, Vancouver is a fantastic destination for your next corporate retreat. The city truly acts as a choose-your-own-adventure, promising an unforgettable experience in every direction!

Quick Vancouver Facts
Best Suited For:
Midsize to Large Company Retreats
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YVR (30 minutes)
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Top Corporate Retreat Venues in Vancouver

 JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Soaring high above the skyline in the heart of downtown Vancouver with the majestic mountains and pristine coast as a backdrop, JW Marriott Parq Vancouver offers a truly spectacular setting for a meetings-focused company retreat. Polished, modern and chic, the property boasts 329 guest rooms, 4 elegant restaurants, 3 cocktail lounges, an onsite spa, and 13 meeting rooms. The property’s convenient location in the heart of downtown allows for convenience and flexibility, making it perfect for large groups! 

 EXchange Hotel Vancouver

Located in the heart of Vancouver's Central Business District, EXchange Hotel Vancouver is a chic boutique hotel occupying the first 11 floors of the world-class Exchange Tower. Modern and elegant yet cozy and comfortable, this stunning property features 201 sophisticated guest rooms, a restaurant, coffee shop, and bar, a fitness centre and 2 absolutely beautiful event spaces. The EXchange Hotel Vancouver offers an ideal location for your your company retreat geared toward celebration and togetherness.

Wedgewood Hotel & Spa

Centrally located downtown near Vancouver’s Robson Square, The Wedgewood Hotel & Spa has become a city landmark. Classic, elegant and opulent, the Wedgewood boasts 83 guest rooms, 1 restaurant, 1 lounge, a full-service spa, a fitness centre and 3 meeting spaces. This luxurious property would be the perfect location to host your executive team, or even an incentive trip to the exciting city of Vancouver! 

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How We Can Help Your Team in Vancouver

Hotel Accommodation
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Corporate Retreat Activities

Top Corporate Retreat Activities in Vancouver

Some Retreat Activities to Consider in Vancouver

Vancouver is a hub of activity, offering no shortage of things to do no matter the season! There are activities for all activity levels, ages, and demographics –  the only problem you’ll have is deciding what to do!

Kayaking Deep Cove

Only a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver is the picturesque, seaside village of Deep Cove. This idyllic launching point is the perfect place to enjoy Vancouver’s waterfront from up close. Glide through a guided kayak tour of Say Nuth Khaw Yum Provincial Park and learn about the history of the mountains and unique landscape. Nestled in this beautiful fjord you will be sure to spot harbour seals, eagles, sea stars, and other rich wildlife!

 Granville Island Food Tour

Stay on the mainland but taste your way through island life at Granville Island Public Market. This gourmet walking tour is the tastiest introduction to Vancouver’s food and wine culture. Foodies will relish the chance to meet local chefs, hear the backstory on your delicious samples, and learn about what’s fresh and exciting in the Vancouver food scene. After the tour, stick around to continue exploring the rich art scene found on the cobblestone streets opposite the market!

Winter Wonderland on Grouse Mountain

Experience the "peak of Vancouver" on Grouse Mountain! From sophisticated entertainment to unspoiled nature, Grouse Mountain is the preeminent, all-in-one destination with something for everyone. Your adventure will start on the Skyride. Soaring to an altitude of 4,100 feet above sea level, the scenic lift will transport you to the apex of Grouse Mountain. At the Summit, enjoy several exciting activities including winter ziplining, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, build-your-own igloo, and more! 

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Top Tips for a Company Retreat in Vancouver

Expert Advice for a Retreat in Vancouver

  1. Be Prepared For Rain: Vancouver is one of Canada’s most rainy cities! So regardless of the season, you’ll likely experience rain at some point on your company retreat. Encourage guests to bring raincoats, or consider giving out umbrellas as your company swag!
  2. Incorporate the Outdoors: You’ll be in one of the most beautiful cities, so don’t keep your team cooped up all day, even if your retreat is meetings-focused. Include a leisurely walk along the water or even a hike up one of the nearby mountains!
  3. Use the Walkability to Your Advantage: The downtown Toronto core is small but overflowing with restaurants, activities, markets, shopping, and more. Save costs on transfers and have your team walk to one of the offsite venues for dinner!
  4. Do Not Miss Out on The Seafood: This seaside city famously has some of the best sushi in Canada! Consider adding sushi to one of your dinner menus so your team can really experience all Vancouver has to offer.

Any Other Considerations for an Offsite in Vancouver

Being in Canada, Vancouver is a relatively safe city. However, it’s always important to watch your stuff in any busy location, and keep valuables close to your person at all times. Avoid going anywhere alone at night and always use the buddy system! 

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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.

Moniker's 'How to Plan a Retreat' Guide

Filled with expert tips and tricks to ensure planning your next corporate retreat is a breeze!

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  • Tips on Scoring Discounts
  • Hotel Negotiation Tricks
  • & More!
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