where business meets pleasure
It’s no secret that a group retreats build teamwork, revitalize and refocus your corporate team. As a savvy business owner, team leader, or manager, we don’t need to convince you to deep dive into a teambuilding getaway – but we will tell you what makes Sylvan Lake an unforgettable place for your next corporate retreat!
Meet in the Middle
Centrally located between Alberta’s two largest cities, Sylvan Lake is a great place to meet in the middle. Located just 15 minutes west of Red Deer and about 1.5 hours from either Edmonton or Calgary, Sylvan Lake is highly accessible for teams disbursed throughout the province. Scenic prairie views make the drive to Sylvan Lake just as delightful as the destination.
Both Calgary and Edmonton are home to world class international airports with a combined annual total passenger count of over 23 million. The two airports host a wide variety of domestic and international flights daily, as well as the nearby Red Deer Regional Airport.
Meeting Spaces and Places
As Alberta’s lakeside hot spot, Sylvan Lake has several exciting venues for your future events. The Best Western Plus Chateau Sylvan Lake has 1,255 square feet of event space while the Prairie Moon Inn also offers meeting space for smaller events.
The Nexsource Centre in the heart of Sylvan Lake also offers space for your next workshop. The Strategis multipurpose rooms can transform to make your event a success and include access to a projector and sound system. The Nexsource Centre also offers catering for every taste.
Excitement Packed Itinerary
Sylvan Lake boasts dozens of break-out session possibilities to jazz up your corporate seminars. You’ll be captivated by the splendour of lakeside views, golfing at picturesque resorts, and other attractions. Over 26-kilometres of walking trails in town makes travel easy.
Indoor options are also endless. Blow off steam as a team at Sylvan Lake’s Woodshed Axe Throwing while connecting with your inner lumberjack. Tossing axes at a target is like Canadian darts! For a truly peaceful option, book your team for a pottery painting session at Next of Kiln.
Whether it’s winter or summer, outdoor activities abound in Sylvan Lake. Enjoy team building activities such as world-class lake skating, ice-fishing and fat tire biking. Sylvan Lake’s ice fishing shack rentals offer a unique corporate experience and a lot of tranquility. There are also three different ice rinks to choose from off Lakeshore Drive for a quiet skate or a rowdy game of shinny.
Visit Sunsport Recreation to rent all the gear your team needs. You can rent everything from snowshoes, hiking poles, ice fishing gear to ice fishing huts.
In the summer, take advantage of warm weather outdoor adventures such as boating, lakeside volleyball, watersports or walking – or combine these into a day-long corporate retreat.
Plan Your Corporate Party
Why not plan your next corporate party lakeside? With over 20 different eateries to choose from, there is something for every appetite and budget. If you’re looking for small bites, check out one of Sylvan’s coffee shops. Book out the whole restaurant or lounge-side and really get to know your coworkers.
Beneath a blanket of stars, Sylvan Lake boasts exceptional dining. Indulge in globally inspired cuisine and local faire paired with hand-crafted cocktails and beer, thanks to a growing craft beer scene.
Sylvan Lake is well known for its wide array of accommodations available for groups large or small. FInd a range of hotels and cabins for a great night's sleep. Many hotels come with incentives for teams – meaning your team can enjoy the relaxed pace of a lakeside destination.
Elevate your event from ordinary to extraordinary. Tucked in the heart of Central Alberta, Sylvan Lake is a lakeside town like no other. With amazing scenery, exquisite dinning and attractions, see what makes Sylvan Lake the ideal destination to host your next business event.