Team Building Activities

Companies come to Canada House to strengthen their teams by designing a retreat unlike any other.  Offering a myriad of team building activities, we are able to inspire creativity, encourage focus and create synergy for your team in a unique venue surrounded by the majestic Canadian wilderness. 

Contact our Events Team for more information and pricing

events@killarney.com

BAIE FINE CRUISE AND PICNIC

Come aboard Take ‘er Slow and take in the spectacular scenery of the North Shore of Georgian Bay as you make your way to Baie Fine. Dock at the end of this famous Northern Ontario Inland Fjord and enjoy a delicious catered picnic. From here you and your team can hike to the emerald waters of Lake Topaz where you can take a dip and view of the white quartzite cliffs of Killarney.

Duration: 6 Hours
Participants: 8-12

PASTA-MAKING COOKING COMPETITION

Hungry for a new style of team building activity? Try our new Carbonara pasta recipe for building teamwork in the heat of the kitchen. Get fired up with your colleagues at this 2-hour, fast-paced kitchen competition brimming with culinary adventure and fun. Learn the basics of making dough from scratch and enjoy your fruitfulness by enjoying your fresh pasta for lunch.

Included in this event is; carbonara pasta, tossed sales & recipes to take home

Duration: 2 Hours
Participants: 8-16

Lunch & Dinner portions available.

FOX ISLAND CRUISE AND PICNIC

Not too far from Killarney sits an incredible array of pink granite islands scattered throughout the north shore of Georgian Bay. Our Captain will cruise through these smooth pink granite outcrops in the majestic Take ‘er Slow vessel to Philip Edward Island with your destination - The Fox Islands. Drop anchor, hike and take in the stunning scenery while enjoying a delicious custom-made picnic lunch. Here you can kayak, swim, sketch, photograph, hike, learn the history and so much more.

Duration: 6 Hours
Participants: 8-12

GUIDED SUNSET PADDLE

Join us on our Guided Sunset Paddle to discover the gorgeous, quiet beauty and crystal clear waters of Georgian Bay. Learn about the history of our area as you canoe or kayak through Killarney’s peaceful waters and watch the sunset over the white-tipped La Cloche Mountains.

All paddles/kayaks will have a group leader and will paddle together through the chosen route. The evening will include a stop at one of the islands with a drink/snack break along with some time to explore before paddling off. Options available for day-time paddling.

Duration: 1.5 Hours
Participants: 4-12

YOU TAKE THE CAKE

Teams get warmed up with a fun icebreaker to help maximize their creative energy before launching into a friendly competition, to see who can design and craft the most spectacular confection that symbolizes your theme. We start with freshly baked cakes and cupcakes that are pre-prepared, then it’s up to your team to do the decorating.
Delicious and rewarding, You Take the Cake team building is the perfect program for new or established teams to enhance camaraderie and improve team dynamics. In either case, this team building event is a delectable delight. Enjoy your desserts after you meal.

Duration: 2 Hours
Participants: 8-20

FLOAT PLANE TOURS

Experience the stunning landscapes of Northern Ontario from high above. Our flight tours take guests over some of the most scenic areas in our region. Guests will enjoy the view of the rugged, quartzite mountains, pink granite that extends well past the horizon, and the crystal clear waters of the mountain lakes.

These tours are open to all age groups. Guest will embark and disembark from our seaplane ramp at Killarney Mountain Lodge.

Duration: 1.5 Hours
Participants: 5

YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR WORKPLACE WELLNESS

Focusing on meditation, breathwork, movement, alignment and relaxation. Classes are designed to provide a series of teachings in yoga, aimed to help build mental and physical strength, achieve body balance with postures and movements, and in acquiring skills in meditation and breathwork. Employees will learn effective and manageable tools and techniques required to sustain their learnings, long after the program ends.
Different program options available.

Duration: 2.5 Hours
Participants: 5-20
Groups over 20 can be accommodated
Activity Level: Beginner

GUIDED FISHING

Venture out with our local fisherman guide who knows all the right areas to catch fish. Explore the waters, rock islands and picturesque shoreline of Killarney. 

Nibbles (28')
Our 28’ Denali Pursuit sport boat features a roomy cabin with head and covered seating areas, twin V8 inboards and downriggers. Named “Nibbles”, this boat will get you there and back quickly and comfortably, whether you’re on a group fishing trip or one of our weekly excursions. 

Motor Cruise (2 hours) - 8 people maximum. 

Full Day Fishing Charter - 8 people maximum.
While the boat holds 8, only 4 may actively fish.

GUIDED HIKE TO THE LIGHTHOUSE

Beginning at Killarney Mountain Lodge, the Lighthouse Hike takes you through a mixed forest of pine, red maple and the occasional spruce, over pink granite rocks and along the rugged Georgian Bay coastline. Along the way, your guide will teach you about the natural and local history of the area. This hike provides a stunning view, the Lighthouse looks out over the bay, Manitoulin Island and the boat traffic moving in and out of the Killarney Channel. Groups will also have the opportunity to enjoy all the sights, smells, and even tastes of the area with their guide.

Duration: 2-3 Hours
Participants: 5-35

Activity Level: Med

PARASAILING

Experience the Ontario parasailing adventure of a lifetime! Take in a breathtaking view from high above Killarney with the unparalleled sensation of being airborne. The exhilaration of your first flight is a lifetime experience you will never forget! Our state-of-the-art parasail WINCH boat lets you take off and land right on the boat. Utilizing a hydraulic winch, you are slowly reeled out from the flight deck located on the boat and after an incredible and scenic flight you are then reeled back to the vessel’s flight deck. With this revolutionary winch system you don’t even get wet…unless you want too! Ask your captain for the “dip” and get a refreshing light splash as your toes tickle the surface of the water before you get vertical again.

WINE or BEER TASTING

BEER TASTING
Enjoy several samples of beer from craft breweries from across Ontario. Learn about the art of brewing while tasting beers from across the province.

Duration: 1.5 Hours
Participants: 2-20
Location: Carousel Lounge

WINE TASTING
Sample some of the finest wine that our collection has to offer as our experienced wine steward walks you through an assortment of old world or new world wines complete with palate cleansing snacks.

Duration: 1.5 Hours
Participants: 5-10

SCAVENGER HUNT

The Great Killarney Scavenger Hunt allows your group to experience a team building scavenger hunt on the shores of Georgian Bay, which provides a wonderful mix of history, nature and adventure, all of which make for excellent scavenging and team building.

While working together toward the common goal of collecting interesting information, seeking a variety of hard-to-find objects and perhaps even taking photos of themselves in a variety of locations, your group will be sure to love this out of office experience exploring the outdoors.

Please note that scavenger hunts can be designed specifically for your organizations interests for an additional cost.

Duration: 2-2.5 Hours
Participants: 10-60

S'MORES ON THE SHORE – TEAM BONFIRE

Do you enjoy roasting marshmallows to perfection before squishing them in between the ever-essential piece of chocolate and a couple of graham crackers? Collaborate with your group in the gathering and building of a glowing shoreline bonfire. Then reward your team with S ’mores on the Shores of Killarney Channel.

Duration: 1-2 Hours
Participants: 10-50

TRIVIA NIGHT

Challenge your knowledge and your wit as you and your team will be quizzed with general trivia questions. Always including a ‘name that tune segment’, and a ‘final jeopardy style ending’ (where points can really change). This is a great team building exercise that helps you to trust your teammates while working on your communication and decision making skills.

Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
Participants: 12-30
Groups over 30 can be accommodated

SNOWSHOE TREKKING

Enjoy the beauty of Killarney in the winter by going off the beaten path with snowshoes. Learn how to use the equipment, then explore the area, even visiting ice caves. This activity is weather dependent and held at the discretion of the activity leader.

Duration: 2-4 Hours
Participants: Min 10 Max 30

TEAM FISH FRY

Enjoy locally caught fresh whitefish fried up in Killarney’s largest cast iron pan in the Canadian Shield; outdoors on the BBQ, overlooking the Killarney Channel (includes fries, coleslaw). A “must do” unique experience for a lunch or early dinner.

Duration: 2-3 Hours
Participants: 25-150

GROUP DRUMMING – TEAM BUILDING WORKSHOP

Drumming has been used for centuries in Africa and globally; as a means of communication, gathering community in celebration, in rites of passage, healing, ritual and for entertainment.  

Rhythmic by Nature's hands-on, interactive, educational and recreational Drumming Program will harness each participant’s creativity and individuality in a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment.  Participants will engage in collaborative rhythm-based activities, be introduced to basic hand drumming technique, learn and successfully play a multi-part African rhythm and explore improvisational music making. All are welcome to participate and drums are provided by Rhythmic by Nature.

Duration: 2 Hours
Participants: 5-30

Groups over 30 can be accommodated by special request.
Activity Level:   Beginner

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO

Contact our Events Team for more information and pricing

events@killarney.com

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