With an abundance of lakes, the Laurentian Mountains have 20% of the world's fresh water supply. Today, we'll unveil some hidden gems in the Laurentians where corporate groups can hold team building retreats or business meetings in a picturesque lakeside setting.
During downtime, groups can book spa treatments, soak in a hot tub, participate in interactive cooking events or chef's tables, or enjoy wine tastings in the wine cellar. In the summer, activities include canoeing, kayaking, cruising on a pontoon boat, swimming, playing golf, and bonding around a campfire. During colder months, skiing, snowshoeing and other winter activities are available locally.
On Lake Sauveur, 20 minutes from Saint-Sauveur, Esterel which opened its doors 50 years ago as Quebec's first resort, has been transformed through a $50-million renovation.
This surprisingly affordable resort has 95 luxuriously appointed lakeview and gardenview suites featuring fully equipped kitchenettes, transparent fireplaces, LCD TVs, and alarm clock with iPod docking station. Ground floor suites have private outdoor Jacuzzis. (Some overlook the lake.)
The 13 meeting venues with audio-visual provide stunning views of the lake or the garden. Gourmet cuisine is served on one of the many terraces and in the 4 dining venues with dazzling decor.
Set on Lake Tremblant in Mont Tremblant, Quintessence Resort Hotel and Spa is a boutique hotel offering meeting facilities and 30 beautifully decorated luxury suites with balconies or terraces. Suites feature eco-log burning fireplaces and washrooms with therapeutic spa tubs and heated marble floors.
La Quintessence restaurant & winebar offers gourmet cuisine in a relaxed setting. The private greenhouse is available for Chef's Tables.
For more stunning Canadian venues by the water also consult Riverside Hotels Along Quebec's St. Lawrence River, 5 Lakeside Resorts in Canada, Event Venues: Log Cabin Hotels in Quebec and Hotels with Terraces in the Laurentians.
Photo Credits: Team Building in Canada, Executive Oasis International