Pinawa and the Whiteshell Provincial Park are wonderful, but this place needs some serious work, and a major overhaul of management and staff policy.
Staff is friendly, but not very competent... from the terrible, misleading, and confusing website to the inability to keep track of their recreactional equipment and bookings, to the fees that are tacked on for every little item. Rooms are shabby, smell funny, and are overpriced. Cafeteria style meals are okay, but not worth the high price.
If you're looking for a reminder of what summer camp was like, this might be for you. If you want a professionally run hotel or resort, look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wilderness Edge Retreat & Conference Centre is located 1 hour from Winnipeg in beautiful Pinawa, Manitoba inside Whiteshell Provincial Park and on the edge of Canada's Canadian shield. The retreat centre is an adaptation of an 80,000 sq. ft. staff house, built in 1963, for Atomic Energy of Canada. While some renovations have been necessary, Wilderness Edge maintains this distinctive and time-sensitive historical mood. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wilderness Edge - Retreat & Conference Centre Pinawa, Manitoba