Winnipeg's Hidden Gem: Discovering Conference Excellence

Kevin Penner

Winnipeg's Hidden Gem: Discovering Conference Excellence

Explore why Wilderness Edge is considered Winnipeg's hidden gem for conference excellence

In the heart of Manitoba's bustling event scene, there is a hidden gem, a venue that stands out as a light in a wilderness setting just one hour from Winnipeg. Welcome to Wilderness Edge Retreat and Conference Centre, where the Canadian Shield starts is a comfortable retreat and conference facilities with 143 guest rooms, creating the perfect setting for your next conference. Discover why Wilderness Edge is considered Winnipeg's best-kept secret for conference excellence.

Unveiling the Hidden Gem

Nestled within the wilderness of East Whiteshell Provincial Park, Wilderness Edge Retreat and Conference Centre is a haven for those that want to escape the hustle and bustle of Winnipeg. The TransCanada trail system crosses our property and at any time and attendee can experience a refreshing escape, allowing our Resort guests to immerse themselves in the tranquil paths, walking trails and miles of Winnipeg River waterfront.

A Blend of Nature and Innovation

What sets Wilderness Edge apart as a hidden gem is its large size and proximity to Winnipeg while offering a waterfront location that overlooks the Winnipeg River. It is a and lush forested areas, providing a breathtaking backdrop that inspires creativity and focus. It's a setting where attendees can disconnect from the noise of the city and reconnect with the goals of the conference.

Personalized Conferences

Creating personalized event is what our team-building leader Matt Peters has been doing full time for 13 years. As an expert in the East Whiteshell offerings he is dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of your team-building adventure is meticulously planned and flawlessly executed. From axe throwing and twelve seater voyager canoes to versatile meeting spaces and breakout rooms, Matt and his team provide the tools needed to create a successful conference in a wilderness setting.

Winnipeg's Best-Kept Secret

The moniker of "hidden gem" came from the town of Pinawa been actually being labeled by the Canadian Federal Government as a restricted area due to is Atomic Energy of Canada research in the 1960's. Today that designation is gone and the research long closed down. The restriction kept the area mostly undeveloped and explains why it now is a pinnacle in Manitoba's Whiteshell Region. While Wilderness Edge may be tucked away in the tranquility of Whiteshell Provincial Park, it's just an hour's drive from Winnipeg, making it easily accessible for attendees. The short travel time minimizes disruptions, allowing attendees to enjoy their time, maximize their productivity and focus on what truly matters.

The Wilderness Edge Difference

  • Natural Beauty: Surrounded by the natural beauty of East Whiteshell Provincial Park, providing a unique and inspiring setting for conferences.
  • Accessibility: Wilderness Edge is conveniently close to Winnipeg, making it an accessible choice for attendees.
  • Modern Amenities: Our facilities along with Starlink wi-fi and 5 bar cellphone connections ensure that your conference runs smoothly without the need for a metropolitan venue.
  • Dedicated Outdoor Teambuilders: Matt Peters and his team are committed to making your event memorable and successful, offering support every step of the way to ensure a flawless experience.

Uncover the Hidden Gem

Now that you've discovered Winnipeg's hidden gem for conference excellence, it's time to experience it firsthand. Whether you're planning a corporate conference, a seminar, or any event that demands excellence, our hidden gem is ready to shine. Explore the possibilities and unlock the potential of your next conference at Wilderness Edge. Follow this link to see the full conference details.

Wilderness edge amenities
Group of people

Large meeting rooms


143 guest rooms


Catered meals

Location pin

One hour from Winnipeg

Located in Pinawa, East Whiteshell Provincial Park


25+ outdoor activities

Rafting, canoe rentals, snow boarding, hiking trails, etc.


Team building

Rafting, canoe rentals, snow boarding, hiking trails, etc.

High tempurature

Hot tub

Spa / sauna


Parked car

Free Parking

Fire pit





Walking trails

Convenience store

Convenience store

Credit card

nearby ATM


Golf Course

Umbrella on a beach



Pickle ball

Tenis ball


Plan everything in one place

A super simple dashboard for you and your attendees

Pair of people

Easily share with anyone

Open book

Attendee self sign-up option


Special organizer pricing

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