Family Get-Togethers in Nature: Why Wilderness Edge is Ideal

Kevin Penner

Family Get-Togethers in Nature: Why Wilderness Edge is Ideal

Are you in search of the perfect destination for your family get-together in Manitoba?

Look no further, because Wilderness Edge Retreat Centre is the ideal choice for family gatherings in a natural setting. In this blog post, we'll explore why our venue, just one hour from Winnipeg stands out as the perfect backdrop for creating unforgettable moments with your loved ones.

Northern Lights during a spectacular show in 2023 @Wilderness Edge

Embrace Nature's Beauty

One of the key reasons Wilderness Edge is an excellent choice for family gatherings is our stunning natural surroundings. Nestled in the heart of Whiteshell Provincial Park, our retreat centre offers breathtaking views of the serene Winnipeg River and the lush forest that surrounds it. Imagine the joy of spending quality time with your family amidst the beauty of nature. Whether you're planning a weekend reunion or an extended family gathering, our location provides the perfect setting for bonding and relaxation.

Foxes are commonly seen on our property along with White Tailed Deer

Activities for All Ages

At Wilderness Edge, we understand that family gatherings should cater to everyone's interests and ages. That's why we offer a wide array of 25 outdoor activities suitable for all family members. From young children to grandparents, everyone can participate in the fun. Explore our trans-Canada hiking trails, go biking on scenic paths, play tennis or pickleball on our courts, or enjoy a leisurely day at the sandy beaches nearby. With something for everyone, you can be sure that no family member will feel left out.

Hoopla Island located on the Pinawa Town Beach (3 blocks away)
Pinawa 18 Hole Golf Course (just 3 blocks away)
Trans Canada Trail located on our property
Old Pinawa Dam just 12 minutes away
New PickleBall and Tennis Court at the Pinawa Town Beach and Pool
Several Firepits on our property

Create Lasting Memories

Family get-togethers are all about creating lasting memories, and Wilderness Edge provides the perfect backdrop for these cherished moments. Gather around a crackling campfire, roast marshmallows or get us to put together our favorite bannock bake recipe, and share stories under the starry night sky. Enjoy quality time with your loved ones in a relaxed and natural setting, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. These moments will become the stories you'll tell for generations to come.

Couple Suite Mini-Apartment
Kitchen Suite Log Bed
Kids Bedroom

Comfortable Accommodations

Our retreat centre offers a range of comfortable accommodations, from cozy guest rooms to spacious suites. Several of our rooms feature kitchenettes and we have versions that include a bedroom for the kids, ensuring convenience for families. You can choose the lodging option that best suits your family's needs. After a day filled with activities, retreat to your comfortable room for a peaceful night's sleep.

13 Person Hot Tub overlooking the Winnipeg River
Pool Tables and Ping Pong Table
Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Supper and Night Snack with our group packages

Variety of Amenities

To make your family gathering truly special, we provide a variety of amenities to enhance your experience. Relax in our 13-person hot tub, gather around fire pits for evening conversations, or enjoy our outdoor water park. Golf enthusiasts can even tee off at the 18-hole golf course nearby. With so many amenities at your disposal, your family will have a blast.

Waterfront and forest location one hour from Winnipeg

Convenient Location

Wilderness Edge Retreat Centre is conveniently located just one hour away from Winnipeg, making it easily accessible for your family members, even if they are coming from different areas. This accessibility ensures that everyone can join in on the fun without extensive travel.

In conclusion, if you're looking for the ideal destination for your family get-together, Wilderness Edge is the perfect choice. Our natural setting, diverse activities, comfortable accommodations, and convenient location make us the top pick for creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Book your family gathering with us and embark on a journey of togetherness, fun, and bonding in the heart of nature.

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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