Retreat, unwind, relax, reconnect, and rejuvenate

Kevin Penner

Retreat, unwind, relax, reconnect, and rejuvenate

We invite you to unwind, relax, reconnect, and rejuvenate at our 115 guest room retreat situated in Pinawa, Manitoba. Nestled on a peaceful part of the Winnipeg River on the quieter, eastern side of Whiteshell Provincial Park, the haunting cries of loons nesting on the islands around us are soothing music for the soul. A selection of all-inclusive, “cut-above” retreat packages have been designed to make the most of an 11-acre expanse of waterfront, a jewel of this largely undeveloped river area.

The hardest question you’ll have to ask yourself will be “Where do I start?!”  Hot tub, sauna, canoes, bikes, volleyball courts, tether ball, horseshoe pit, air hockey, walking and biking trails, movies and so much more … All are here to be enjoyed at no extra cost. Active and outdoorsy types can also enjoy tennis, slow rafting, and of course fishing for Walleye, Pike, Bass and Sturgeon right off our docks, from canoes or with our guided fishing tour. In fact, your biggest quandary might be figuring out how to fit it all in.

Families and groups from 10 to 350 members have come from far and wide to Wilderness Edge to celebrate special events and reconnect after years of being apart. Many families whose members are spread out across the country or even throughout the world have experienced the joy of being reunited here!

If you do wish to venture forth, the town of Pinawa offers plenty of other tempting attractions, including an 18-hole golf course, curling rink, a large outdoor heated swimming pool, Swinging Bridge & walking trails, and the Pinawa Beach & Playground.

Ideal Location in a natural setting

Conveniently located just 60 minutes northeast of Winnipeg and 70 minutes northeast of Steinbach, Wilderness Edge exists to provide families, groups, businesses and other organizations with a natural setting conducive to relaxing, refreshing and refocusing. Whether for a family picnic, adventure-focused event, Christmas party, or annual reunion, Wilderness Edge offers everything you need to make your event a success.

Bring the whole gang

Our retreat center facilities can accommodate parties of up to 350 for overnight stays. We offer nine different types of accommodation, from standard rooms to accessible rooms, couples suites and everything in between. In all 140 bedrooms are distributed among 115 guest rooms. To learn more about our lodging options, click here.

A variety of small, medium and large-sized conference rooms are distributed throughout roughly 83,000 square feet of building space. Choose our Manitoba or Aggasiz conference center rooms for large group events. For a more “personal” retreat, we suggest the McCoy lounge and Pinawa Room with 60″ HD TV and tables for games.

Food services

All Conference Center hotel rentals include three buffet meals per day. Our dining room seats up to 225 people per seating (our staff can accommodate two seatings back-to-back), and meals can be staggered for particularly large groups. In addition to our expansive buffet, we also have a soup-and-salad bar. Beverages include tea, milk, juices, coffee, hot cocoa, and water, all of which are available 24 hours/day. After-hours events within your designated meeting area can include beer and wine (liquor permit required; please contact us for details).

Outdoor activities

We offer a tempting selection of outdoor activities to enhance your visit with Wilderness Edge:

  • hiking the Ironwood and TransCanada trail system
  • the exceptional 18-hole Pinawa Golf Course (see Stay n Play Golf package)
  • canoe trips along the Winnipeg River right from our backyard
  • courtyard campfires
  • hot tubs
  • Seasonal volleyball, tetherball, curling, and cross-country skiing
  • large hot tub, sandy beach, and public heated swimming pool
  • BBQ suppers and evening socials
  • body surfing or a self-guided tour of Old Pinawa Dam
  • guided pontoon cruise

To learn more about activities we offer, click here.

Adventures and guided tours

We have a variety of guides and tours to keep even the most adventurous occupied. From hike and bike adventures to guided fishing trips, canoe tours and pontoon rides; we have an amazing, talented and knowledgeable team of professionals standing by to help make your retreat event both inspiring and rejuvenating.


Music soothes the soul, and we have a great selection of on-site entertainment options to help you create a wonderful soundtrack for your gathering. Whatever your theme is – from country-western bands to Elvis impersonators to jazz quartets – we will go the extra mile to ensure everything comes together to create an unforgettably entertaining 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 five meeting areas, dining area, and public spaces for activities, games, and visiting.

Facility layout

The layout of Conference Centre

Take a closer look at our expansive Meeting Facilities.

Audio-visual equipment

With a conference center rental, you can use your booking form to request specific equipment such as a 60″ Flat screen panel, Blue-ray/DVD player, overhead projector, PA system, and Wi-Fi.

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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