What’s keeping your team from their next big idea? Often it’s the everyday demands of running a business that leave little time for big picture thinking. In order to keep growing, every so often it’s important to take a step back and take stock. A team retreat is a great solution; just stepping into a new setting can help you see your business with fresh eyes. Banff National Park has everything you need for a work retreat that’s both memorable and productive. Our cozy independent hotel is tucked away on a ridge on the outskirts of the Banff townsite, so you can feel like you’re truly getting away from it all. But adventure is right at the doorstep, fine dining is at your fingertips, and all the amenities of town are only minutes away.
Nothing brings a team together like sharing an adventure. The great outdoors teaches us to put our differences aside and work together towards a common goal, whether it’s the peak of a mountain, the next campsite or the bottom of a snowy slope. Plus, there’s the bonding effect of a bit of adrenaline. If you want your team to push the envelope at work, taking them a little outside their comfort zone is a great way to start. Whatever the season, Banff National Park offers a range of activities, from snow tubing and dogsledding to Via Ferrata and white water rafting. As local experts, our sales team can help you explore all the options and find the perfect fit for your team.
Recharge in Nature
Countless studies have shown the restorative effects of spending time in nature. Our busy working lives put us all at risk of stress and burnout, which can have a massive impact on our productivity. A few days of fresh mountain air, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and dense forest, will help you and your team feel renewed and revitalized. Your brain will be ready to tackle any projects with renewed energy and a fresh perspective. When you host a retreat at the Juniper, you don’t have to go far to be surrounded by nature. Our meeting spaces offer mountain and forest views, and you can step right out to our naturally landscaped grounds that quickly merge into the wilderness.
From its earliest days, artistic types have flocked to Banff, drawn by the dramatic scenery and the rugged energy of our mountain town. Thanks to the world-renowned Banff Centre, the valley continues to be part of many creative journeys, from emerging artists to established talents. But you don’t need to be a writer in residence to find inspiration here. Spark your team’s creativity by including some cultural programming in your retreat plans. Learn more about Banff’s heritage on a guided walk, or tour the local museums and art galleries. We maintain a strong connection to the local arts community and can suggest the best exhibitions and events during your stay – there’s always something happening here in Banff!
Look to the Future
As Canada’s first National Park, a stop on the Canadian Pacific Railroad and one of North America’s earliest resort towns, Banff has always been a place for innovation. The challenges of building a community in the heart of the mountains require creative solutions, particularly the need to live alongside wildlife and preserve the environment. Everywhere you go in Banff, you’ll see innovation in action. Look out for the revolutionary wildlife crossings on the Trans-Canada highway, or the bear-proof garbage bins on every corner. Take a ride on our hybrid electric town buses and spot solar panels on the roof of the Town Hall. Learn about the ground-breaking project to reintroduce the plains bison, a species that was hunted to the point of extinction in the 19th century. Your team might just catch a glimpse of the future here. At the Juniper, we’re inspired to continually improve our social and environmental impact and build a business that truly works in the 21st century. We hope you will be too.
Ready to start planning a boutique retreat in Banff National Park? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us guide you along the way. To explore our offerings further, download our full meetings package.