5 unusual places for your event

Published on November 13 2018

Do you want to stand out, create unforgettable memories and make your participants feel especially welcome? Here are five unique and unusual locations for your next corporate event.

Kenauk Nature

Halfway between Montreal and Gatineau lies one of the oldest private wildlife reserves in North America. This 260-km2 reserve with more than 60 lakes is the perfect place for a corporate retreat. Kenauk Nature offers flexible packages with several options, including transportation, meals, and activities led by experienced guides. Isolated, off-grid (perfect for team building!) and comfortable, the Taunton and Papineau chalets can accommodate 15 to 20 people. For larger groups (20 to 100 people), accommodation is available at the nearby Fairmont Le Château Montebello.

Andrew Van Beek
Andrew Van Beek

O'Brien House

O’Brien House

Newly restored, O’Brien House is an outstanding boutique hotel. This century-old manor house overlooks Meech Lake and offers breathtaking views of Gatineau Park. A happy mix of luxury hotel and cozy cottage, it’s the perfect venue for a planning session, cocktail reception or meeting. Your guests are sure to appreciate the refined decor, private meeting space and fine cuisine.

Alpina Lodge at Nordik Spa-Nature

Nordik Spa-Nature, the largest spa in North America, has several cottages on its property, including the Alpina Lodge, which offers panoramic views of the Gatineau Hills and downtown Ottawa. A large meeting room adjoining the lodge comfortably accommodates up to 16 colleagues. Speaking of comfort, did you know that the Alpina Lodge has its own hot tub and barrel sauna?

Manoir de la Forêt

Manoir de la Forêt

Just 20 minutes from downtown Gatineau and Ottawa, nestled in the woods near Cantley, this establishment has it all. Recently and tastefully renovated, it makes you want to stay forever! Amenities include a large patio surrounded by greenery, well-appointed meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 30 people, and a main meeting room that can accommodate up to 120 people. You’re sure to feel right at home!

Village Majopial

Located on Thirty-One-Mile Lake in the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, Village Majopial is a charming recreation and tourism complex comprising two inns, a restaurant, a marina and several cottages. The Auberge de l’Apprenti has a huge meeting room. And when the meetings are over for the day, why not enjoy a gourmet meal overlooking the lake?

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