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Team Building in Muskoka

Thinking about team building in Muskoka? Muskoka is a region about 2 hours North of Toronto, Ontario. Muskoka is famous for its lakes and forests and is consistently ranked as one of the top places to visit in Canada. Muskoka offers year-round opportunities for fun, adventure, recreation and relaxation.

The Muskoka area offers many great resorts and conference facilities. Your team will appreciate the beauty of the natural environment and feel inspired by the setting.

At Summit Team building we have had the pleasure of working with corporate groups large and small at many of the different conference venues in the Muskoka area. Below is some information to help you plan your next meeting based on our years of experience running team building programs in Muskoka.

Top Venues

JW Marriott Rosseau Resort and Conference Centre: This luxury resort is one of a kind in Canada. Located on Lake Rosseau it is hard to beat the beautiful views. The service is top rate and the food is exceptional. Your team will be inspired by the setting and will love their time here. With ample meeting space options you will be productive and focused. After your meeting, enjoy a walk on the trails, a bike ride, a paddle on the lake, a snowshoe hike and so much more.

A unique feature is the Crystal Head Vodka Ice Bar featuring craft Vodka produced by Dan Akroyd.
Summit Team Building is a team building partner for the JW Marriott Rosseau and can provide you with many great options to take advantage of the meeting space and the natural environment.

Taboo Resort: Taboo Resort is located on beautiful Lake Muskoka just 90-minutes North of Toronto. Taboo is known for its spacious accommodation, championship golf, and breathtaking location. In between meetings you can dine on the lakeside patio, go for a hike, or paddle the lake.

Summit Team Building is a team building partner for the Taboo Resort and can provide you with many great options to take advantage of the meeting space and the natural environment.

Muskoka Bay Resort: A newer property, this resort and conference facility will make your group feel special. Located just outside Gravenhurst this resort is nestled within ancient Pine forests with rocky cliffs, meadows and views for miles. The food is exquisite and the golf course is hard to match. This four-season resort offers great recreation opportunities all year round.

Summit team Building is a team building partner for the Muskoka Bay Resort and can provide you with many great options to take advantage of the meeting space and the natural environment.

Sherwood Inn: The Sherwood Inn is a smaller boutique style inn with old world charm. This beautiful resort is located on Lake Joseph and will provide a serene and natural environment for your next meeting. Designed more for smaller groups this conference facility will transport you back to the golden age of cottaging in Muskoka. Your group will be glad they came and you will be able to focus on your meeting and relax in the evening around a bonfire lakeside.

Deerhurst Resort: This large resort and conference facility is located on Peninsula Lake just outside of Huntsville. Deerhurst has many accommodation options to choose from and can host groups big and small. They have a large conference facility with many meeting room options. Outside of the meeting you can enjoy the waterfront, walking trails, biking and many recreation options. They also have a golf course and several different restaurants to choose from.

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Top 6 Team Building Programs to be Delivered

Unscramble word and photo clues that will take your team throughout the incredible Lake Rosseau area. Unite team members to problem solve, work towards a common goal, participate in interactive team initiatives, and compete to solve as many clue locations as possible in a limited amount of time. Learn more.

Through demanding team challenge activities, this program will identify key elements that separate teams who simply survive from those who consistently thrive. Add to this an element of Corporate Social Responsibility, and you have the makings of a truly meaningful team experience. Learn more


At 8850m Everest, is the tallest mountain on earth and one of the most sought after mountaineering goals. During this team building activity your team will have a chance to embark on a simulated ascent of this extraordinary mountain as participants make critical decisions that will lead them to the top. Learn more.

Whether as a leader or a team member, much of a person’s success is based on their ability to be in touch with, monitor and manage their emotional interactions. This is referred to as Emotional Intelligence. The measure of Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a powerful predictor of success, and it can be improved through training. This course is based on the EI 2.0 assessment completed online by each participant prior to the course. During the workshop, we build an understanding of key concepts, hand out personalized reports and provide tools to enhance emotional functioning. Participants create action plans to improve functioning in the two areas that they find to be most relevant to their workplace performance. Learn more.

Do you have differences that split your team? Do you find that you communicate really easily with some of your work colleagues and have to make a real effort with others? We all have different personality styles that make it very easy to work with some people and challenging to work with others. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® is the most widely used and respected personality assessment for professionals, and is instrumental in achieving effective team work. Learn more.

MORE OPTIONS: team building, training workshops, motivational keynote

The mountain environment is the perfect place for a motivational keynote from a mountaineer and polar adventurer. Are you striving to achieve something truly outrageous? Learn from someone who has been there and done that.
Scott Kress is a masterful storyteller, an author, a leadership and team building expert, a former Executive MBA and EMBA Professor and a life-long adventurer. He is the 51st Canadian to summit Mount Everest, and the 18th Canadian to climb the highest peak on each of the 7 continents.
In the pursuit of bigger and bigger goals, Scott and three partners skied unsupported from the coast of Antarctica 960km to the South Pole; one of the most difficult journeys on earth. Along with this achievement comes Scott’s keynote, “Achieve the Outrageous”. In this presentation, Scott will share the story of his punishing 44-day expedition across some of the most hostile ground on the planet and punctuate it with learning and application.

Scott’s presentation is high energy, passionate, engaging, and most importantly, relevant to the challenges individuals face in reaching outrageous goals.
Achieve the Outrageous is aimed at helping the individual within the team perform at their peak. Any company, leadership team, departmental team or individual seeking to achieve a big goal will benefit from this presentation. Scott will share his insights into goal setting, overcoming adversity, perseverance, and so much more. Learn more.

Additional Places and Things to Do in Muskoka to Help Build Your Team

Summit offers many great team building options to give your team and meeting the boost it needs, but there are also many other great informal team building options in Muskoka.

Lifestyle is a primary reason for people to move to Muskoka. This laid back, outdoor oriented area has much to offer. The pace is slower than the city, the people are friendly, and there are many different groups and clubs to get involved with. Each town has a quaint shopping district with many shops owned by locals. There are many shops owned by or featuring local artists. There are spas, restaurants, fitness gyms, farmers markets, museums and more.

Water Adventures are abundant in Muskoka. The area is dotted with countless lakes that are great for swimming, fishing, canoeing, water skiing, paddleboarding, and so much more. You can book a sunset or dinner boat cruise, rent a jetski or a canoe, or do some paddleboard yoga. Muskoka is home to one of Canada’s most famous Provincial Parks Algonquin Park and the park offers endless waterways, lakes and rivers for canoeing and kayaking.

Land Adventures. You can explore Muskoka by land in so many ways. Algonquin Park and other parks and recreation areas offer hiking trails from short to long and from easy to technically challenging. You can go on an ATV tour or a guided horseback ride. Bikers will love the area for the variety of road and mountain bike rides. There are also more adventurous options from rock and ice climbing and zipline adventures.

Arts, Entertainment, and Culture. Did you know Shania Twain got her start in Muskoka. Deerhurst Resort is well known for their theatre arts and music concerts and this is where Shania got her start. The Muskoka area is home to music festivals, art experiences, art galleries, theatre, and museums.

Winter Adventures. The summer is a popular time for Muskoka with the water, the forests and all the great things to do. The fall is very popular for the fall colours and the long lazy days. But life does not stop in the winter in Muskoka. There are several downhill ski resorts in the area, you can go ice skating, XC skiing, snowshoeing, kite skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, ATVing, winter camping and more. If you have the proper clothing the winter in Muskoka is a magical time.

Scott Kress

Scott Kress is an accomplished climber and adventurer. He’s completed the 7 summits and skied to both the North and South Pole. His storytelling based on his adventures is captivating, but what sets Scott apart is his ability to weave his stories together with his 20+ years of leadership and team development education and experience. Scott is the president of Summit Team Building, and is passionate about helping teams grow and companies flourish.

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