Wilderness Edge Retreat and Conference Center

  • 12th Annual - Manitoba Brethren Pastor Conference - May 31, 2011
    12th Annual – Manitoba Brethren Pastor Conference
    Ladies of the Cloth - Quilters - January 31, 2012
    11th Annual – Ladies of the Cloth – Quilters
    McIvor Ave. MB Ladies Retreat - April 29, 2012
    6th Annual – McIvor Ave. MB Ladies Retreat
    Manitoba Conservation Fire Conference - May 20, 2012
    5th Annual – Manitoba Conservation Fire Conference
    2nd- Manitoba Envirothon - May 30, 2012
    “It was a really great event! Thanks…”
    Annie-Marie Dyck - RRC Chaplins - June 3, 2012
    “This an amazing place! Thanks so much for your generosity…”
    12th year of annual bookings - Anglican Church of Canada - June 15, 2012
    “Your so awesome! We want to come back again in 4 months”
    Peters Family Reunion - July 2, 2012
    “Back again!” – numerous times
    Lois on behalf of Friends in Formation - July 3, 2012
    “Thanks you! You really went the extra mile for our retreat”
    numerous times - Plett Family - July 6, 2012
    “It’s a family tradition!”
    Jesus is Lord Church - July 6, 2012
    2nd National Conference – Jesus is Lord Church
    CEF Canada - July 6, 2012
    “…hospitality & awesome food! You guys are awesome!”
    4th Annual conference - Baha'i Summer School - July 8, 2012
    Just wonderful, were book back into the system for next year!
    Lepp Reunion Group - July 15, 2012
    “Had many favorable comments about you and your facilities. Thank you…”
    Koop Gathering - July 22, 2012
    4th Family Gathering – “Just great!”
    Funk Family - July 22, 2012
    “You win, back next year, same time!”
    CLAC - July 26, 2012
    “Bringing more people…Thanks!”
    Grace Aboriginal Ministry - July 28, 2012
    “Had a great time! Booked to return in 1 month”
    Born Family Gathering - July 29, 2012
    “Thanks so much!”
    Abram Isaac Reunion - July 29, 2012
    “Wonderful, back next year!”
    3rd annual Hen's weekend - Desrochers Girls - July 31, 2012
    “It was wonderful! See you soon again”
    Southland Community 2012 - July 31, 2012
    “We have brought over 4000 people here for the weekend!”
    Linden Berg - August 4, 2012
    “Thanx again for your wonderful hospitality”
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Retreat…unwind, relax, reconnect and rejuvenate

We invite you to unwind, relax, reconnect, and rejuvenate at our 115 guest room retreat center on a peaceful part of the Winnipeg River which is located in Pinawa, Manitoba inside the Whiteshell Provincial Park on the quieter, eastern side of the Park. Our all-inclusive, ‘cut-above’, retreat packages offer 11 acres of waterfront on this largely undeveloped river area. Pairs of loons nest on the islands around us and their mournful cries are music for the soul.

The hardest decision you’ll have to make: “where do I start?!”  Hot tub, sauna, canoes, volleyball, tether ball, horse shoes, air hockey, walking and biking trails, movies and so much more, all at no extra cost, you’ll find yourself scratching your head wondering how you’ll be able to fit it all in.

Within the town of Pinawa… For those that want to be active, you can enjoy tennis, 18 hole golf course, golf range, large outdoor heated swimming pool in summer, sandy beach, playground and of course fishing right off our docks or canoes or with our guided fishing tour (Walleye, pike, bass and sturgeon).

Families of 10 to 350 members have come from far and wide to Wilderness Edge to celebrate special events as well as to get reacquainted after years of being apart. Many families are spread out across the country or the world, but some have experienced the joy of being reunited here!


Ideal Location In A Natural Setting

Wilderness Edge is located just 60 minutes northeast of Winnipeg and 70 minutes northeast of Steinbach. Situated on 11 acres on the serene Winnipeg River and surrounded by Whiteshell Provincial Park in Pinawa, Manitoba, Wilderness Edge provides organizations with a place to relax, refresh, and refocus.

Whether it is a family picnic, adventure focused, Christmas party, or annual reunion, Wilderness Edge offers everything you need to make your event a success.

Utilize our Manitoba or Aggasiz conference center rooms for large group events, or for a more “personal” retreat we offer the McCoy lounge and Pinawa room with 60″ HD TV and tables for games. We offer 9 different types of accommodations from couples suites to dorm room and everything in between. Our 115 guest rooms with 200 bedrooms accommodates 415 bed spaces. To learn more about our lodging, click here.

Bring the Entire Family

Our retreat center facilities accommodate up to 350 for overnight stays. We have 83,000 square feet of building space that offers small, medium, and large-sized conference rooms.

Food Service

All Conference Center hotel rentals include three buffet meals per day. Our dining room seats up to 225 people per setting (we can do 2 settings back to back) and meals can be staggered to accommodate larger groups. In addition to our buffet, we also have a soup and salad-bar available. Beverages include tea, milk, juices, coffee, hot cocoa, and water, which are available 24 hours/day. Beer and wine are available with a liquor permit in an after hour event confined to your meeting area (contact us for details).

Outdoor Activities

We offer an array of outdoor activities to enhance your time at Wilderness Edge. Among them are guided and unguided hiking and biking tours the Ironwood and TransCanada trail system; exceptional 18 hole Pinawa Golf Course; canoes the Winnipeg River from our backyard, courtyard campfires; hot tub; hayrides; volleyball, tether ball; large beach and public heated swimming pool; BBQ Suppers; Body surf at Old Pinawa Dam or enjoy the self guided tour; guided pontoon cruise; cross country ski, curling and evening socials. To learn more about activities we offer, click here.

Adventures and Guided Tours

We have a variety of guides and tours to keep the more adventurous busy. From Hike and Bike adventures to Guided Fishing and Canoe tours and Pontoon ride; we have an amazing, talented and knowledgeable group of professionals to take make your retreat event both inspiring and rejuvenating.


We have a variety of resources for on-site entertainment. Whatever your theme is from country-western bands to Elvis impersonators to jazz quartets; we will go the extra mile to make everything come together and be a memorable event for your attendees.


Located directly on the Winnipeg River this 100+ guest room facility features 9 different types of guest rooms and suites along with 5 meeting areas, dining area, and public spaces for games and visiting.

Facility Layout

Facility Layout

Layout of Conference Centre

Take a closer look at our Meeting Facilities.

Click here for a detailed schematic of our Conference Center and Chapel meeting rooms complete with room dimensions.

Audio-Visual Equipment

With a conference center rental, you have access to using your booking form to specify equipment such as a 60″ Flat screen panels, Blue-ray/DVD, overhead projector, PA system, and WIFI.

Retreat – Meal and Lodging pricing

One Response to Retreat…unwind, relax, reconnect and rejuvenate

  1. Laureen Graham says:

    Hi, We’re planning a family get together for July 27,28,29
    We are approx. 24 adults and 13 kids ages 2 years to 9 years. Numbers attending is not confirmed just yet.
    Please tell me what the cost would be for lodging and meals starting with lunch on the Friday and going through to breakfast on the Monday as people leave for home.
    Are these dates available?
    If some people want to stay longer into the week is that possible?

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