Mindful Meetings & Refreshing Retreats in Canmore & Kananaskis
- Tourism Canmore Kananaskis - August 31, 2022
Canmore is a cozy mountain town that takes pride in elevated hospitality. Surrounding the community you have Kananaskis Country – a series of provincial parks chock full of mountain adventure ready to explore. With charming accommodations offering high-end amenities, epic views and memorable experiences at your doorstep, Canmore and Kananaskis are set up to best host small- and medium-sized groups for intimate meetings and retreats.
Canmore and Kananaskis offer inspiring mountain meetings for those looking to wow their guests. When balancing amenities, experiences and location, it’s clear that the best value can be found here. Something profound happens when you get your attendees out of the hustle and bustle and are brought together among the bountiful mountain views and relaxed setting of the Bow Valley. Attendees are stimulated, ideas flow, and common ground is easy to find.
We know that when a group is brought together, the goal is often to motivate, inspire and refresh. Why not book one of Canmore’s many decorated athletes or Olympians or energize your meeting? Fun fact: there are more Olympians per capita in Canmore than any other place on earth, AND the most Everest summiteers aside from Nepal!
In Canmore and Kananaskis, you can feel like you’ve gone off-grid without even losing your WiFi connection. Many lodges in the area provide a cozy, comfortable atmosphere that will ease your crew into relaxation. A couple of honourable mentions include A Bear & Bison Inn and Lady Macdonald Country Inn — both with their own unique character and inviting spaces to make anyone feel at home.
If you’re looking for a more secluded getaway, try out Mount Engadine Lodge in Kananaskis. Choose from the different kinds of accommodation: wood lodge, rustic cabins, minimalistic yurts, or glamping tents. The best part? The Lodge is situated on the hillside of a beautiful nature-rich meadow that National Geographic once called the Canadian Serengeti.
In Canmore, we love local and we’re certain you’ll love what our locals are cooking up. Our culinary scene is vibrant, awarded, and bigger than the mountains themselves. We have many restaurants, distilleries, and breweries that use locally foraged ingredients in their recipes. The chef at The Sensory has crafted a peak-to-plate menu that encompasses local flavours like pine flour and nettle. If your favourite part of the meal is the cocktails, you won’t be disappointed. Wildlife Distillery offers a variety of spirits that are created using sustainably sourced local flavours, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
During your downtime, we recommend walking through the many shops of Main Street to find art, clothing, spirits, and keepsakes you won’t find anywhere else. Many of our downtown shops source their products from local artisans, so be sure to leave room in your suitcase for a little something special.
It’s no secret that Canmore and Kananaskis is a hub for all kinds of adventure. But did you know that many of the region’s adventures are guided and group-friendly? Whether you’ve got a group of thrill-seekers or gentle adventurers, there’s something for everyone. Why not try a unique Nordic walking tour (which doubles nicely as an active meeting) or a float trip down the beautiful Bow River? A memorable team-building experience is the “Learn to Be a Canadian Hockey Player” program. The hockey program was in such high demand that spin-off programs have been created, including “Learn to Be a Canadian Curler” and “Learn to be a Canadian Biathlete”. If those don’t pique your interest, there’s always an option to take a guided hike or bike in the wilderness with Kananaskis Outfitters.
For those seeking to get in touch with the Western lifestyle, we recommend spending the day with Boundary Ranch. Kick things off with a morning trail ride featuring epic views of Kananaskis. Break for a picnic lunch before hitting the trails again on a summer dog carting experience, the ultimate Woof & Hoof package. To bookend the experience at the ranch just right, bring your group together for a BBQ and a good old-fashioned barn dance or rodeo event.
If you’re ready to relax with your team, wellness and relaxation might be your thing. Take in a group barre or yoga class with WildHeart or try out a sensory-deprivation tank at Float Canmore. Still feeling knotted up? Back At It is the way to go with their fantastic team of massage therapists ready to help.
Whether you’re coming from near or far, our charming destination will make a lasting impression. You’ll create memories and relationships that will stand the test of time. The balance of learning, comfort, and adventure found here is unique to any other destination. When you choose to meet in magical Canmore and explore Kananaskis Country with your group, you’ll find guidance and cohesion that will illuminate the path to success.
For more information about booking a vibrant meeting in Canmore, please contact Lindsey at [email protected].
In Canmore and Kananaskis, our natural ecosystems and stunning landscapes are the heart and soul of our local mountain culture. Before your visit, we encourage you to sign the Pledge to the Peaks, committing to mindful exploration to ensure the safety of all inhabitants of the region and preserve the beauty of our unfiltered wilderness for generations to come.
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