From coast to coast to coast, Canada offers a diverse range of exclusive incentive adventures against a backdrop of unparalleled natural beauty. A recent Incentive Research Foundation report revealed that incentive attendees are interested in wellness that extends far beyond fitness classes and healthy dining options. Today's incentive guests are seeking transformative experiences in unique and inspiring settings. They crave panoramic mountain views, lush forests and ocean breezes — which Canada offers in abundance.
From helicopter yoga excursions to unforgettable wildlife encounters at remote luxury retreats, incentive winners can be active or unwind at their own pace — as a team or on their own — enjoying Canada's breathtaking outdoor beauty however they wish. Whether it’s canoeing on emerald lakes, breathing in the fresh sea air while watching for whales or taking in the shimmering night sky in an idyllic setting, here’s a glimpse at Canada's bucket-list-worthy wilderness wellness adventures – sure to bolster your team's mind, body and spirit.
Immersed in Nature at the Iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Located in Alberta's Banff National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring 2,500 square miles of protected pine forest — Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise stands proudly in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Its pristine location on the shores of a glacial lake, renowned for its vivid turquoise water, is the ideal setting for some of Canada's finest wellness and meditation retreats.
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Known as the birthplace of Canadian mountaineering, the park's 1,000 miles of scenic hiking trails help foster a deeper connection to nature's wild, poignant beauty. Lake Louise represents the sacred healing power of nature, a place where outdoor adventures and quiet reflection can restore strength and vitality.
On and around the luxurious property, incentive guests will enjoy a wealth of restorative experiences while soaking up the jaw-dropping glacier views and dramatic mountain peaks. Your top performers can choose whether they want to rise with the sun, and find stillness with a yoga class at dawn, or take to the waters on a sunrise canoe trip — paddling the pristine waters surrounded by snowcapped peaks.
Alternatively, they can soar to incredible heights on a helicopter ride to a remote mountain summit, to experience blissful meditation. Other activities for incentive attendees that promote well-being and positivity include mindful painting inspired by the stunning landscape and traversing Banff’s mountain passes on horseback, following trails and crossing rushing rivers, without disturbing the natural environment.
Those who prefer solitary self-care can enjoy world-class spa treatments designed to revitalize and sooth both body and spirit. On the Fairmont Gold floor, VIPs will be pampered with personalized service and exclusive suite perks to further enhance their incentive programs.
Experience Lighthouse Picnics in Newfoundland & Labrador
Within touching distance of the colorful city of St. John's, discover the magical setting of the Ferryland Lighthouse — built in 1870 — where your group will savor exquisite tide-to-table picnic feasts surrounded by a show-stopping vista. On the walk to the lighthouse, among the icebergs and crashing Atlantic waves on either side of the path, your team can spot magnificent marine life, including dolphins, seals, seabirds and majestic whales.
Founded in 1621, the colorful community of Ferryland is known for its historic, rugged beauty, vibrant arts scene and stunning views on the cliff's edge. This is the perfect spot to breathe in the crisp sea air, savor scrumptious regional fare and marvel at Canada's captivating coastal charm.
Rustic Beauty at Nova Scotia's Trout Point Lodge
A five-star luxury property, Trout Point Lodge is one of Canada's most remarkable secret hideaways for exclusive VIP incentives. Nestled on 100 acres of pristine Acadian forest in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this luxurious adventure resort offers an idyllic retreat where guests can instantly relax.
This upscale log cabin sits adjacent to the Tobeatic Wilderness Area which encompasses two roaring rivers. Its secluded location and lack of cell phone coverage make it an unsurpassed eco-destination, allowing incentive guests to fully connect with nature and immerse themselves in the protected woodlands surrounding them.
Recognized with a Parks Canada Sustainable Award, the eco-lodge offers memorable outdoor experiences. Top performers can unplug in tranquil solitude while canoeing or doing yoga. The forest’s lush ecosystem includes a wealth of rivers, glacial formations and other natural beauty, so guests can explore the property’s many hidden gems as they take a meditative walk in the forest or spend a quiet afternoon catch-and-release fly fishing. Following a day connecting with nature, your peak performers can relax as they enjoy a therapeutic massage, before soaking their way to bliss in the riverside wood-fired hot tub or unwinding in the unique outdoor barrel sauna.
Groups can experience a guided foraging excursion or a starlight culinary escape, where they'll be treated to a mouthwatering gourmet meal crafted with locally sourced ingredients. Top off the evening with the property's resident astronomer for a magnificent guided tour of the “darkest skies in North America” on the lodge’s Stargazing Platform, located in a riverside meadow.
A Remote, World-Class Jewel off British Columbia's Coast
Tucked in the Discovery Islands archipelago in the Pacific Northwest, the elegant and sustainability-focused Sonora Resort offers a remote sanctuary where your team can indulge in nature's pure beauty. Accessible only by sea or air, this is unforgettable incentive destination: From the moment they arrive, incentive winners will be wowed by their spectacular surroundings, locally-curated cuisine and upscale facilities.
Guests are encouraged to explore the majesty of their natural surroundings with a variety of unforgettable activities: Go salmon fishing in the swirling rapids or try catch-and-release fly-fishing for rainbow trout from the onsite pond. Experience the stunning Coast Mountain range and glaciers while soaring on a helicopter excursion, or take guided hikes through ancient old-growth rainforests to spot elk, eagles and other wildlife from a respectful distance. Your team should also keep their eyes on the surroundings waters, watching for sea lions, porpoises, dolphins and whales frolicking in the channel.
Alternatively, incentive winners can take some time to appreciate the spectacular views of the fjords, rugged coastlines and mountain peaks before enjoying an indulgent treatment at the property's Island Currents Spa. Take a Water Journey, designed to purify the body and free the mind. The process begins with a hot shower or sauna before soaking in the warm oceanside mineral pools, taking a brisk Swiss shower and ending in the cool mineral pool. Guests can also indulge in the relaxing rooftop hot tub, or relax at the creek-side firepit.
Experience the story of the land and the sea through the resort's culinary experiences. Dine on authentic tide-to-table Canadian delicacies that highlight West Coast ingredients, including prawn and crabs from local waterways, organic meats and tender microgreens that treat guests to the ultimate gastronomic journey.
A Range of Exceptional Incentive Options
From the forest to the ocean and beyond, wellness-centric experiences that reinvigorate your team abound in Canada. Watch your team replenish their minds, bodies and spirits during these extraordinary, exclusive experiences. However, wellness is but one component of the Canadian Signature Incentive Experiences Collection.
For impartial insights and advice, and to learn about other diverse adventures, get in touch with Destination Canada Business Events. The team's specific knowledge of this vast and beautiful land makes them an organizer's first stop for tailoring the right package for their event, whatever the size. Tap into their expertise to personalize your upcoming incentive program: Visit businesseventscanada.ca.
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