posted by: Ramada Kamloops on: May 15, 2019

Corporate retreats allow workers to get together outside their typical 9-to-5 environment to bond, come up with new ideas, and rediscover their ideals for work. They often return refreshed with reduced stress and increased productivity. Here are a few tips for making your next corporate retreat one to remember.
Away from It All
The first requirement for a great corporate retreat is a location that’s far from your corporate offices and the typical business grind. Kamloops certainly qualifies. Located near Kamloops Lake and near the confluence of two Thompson River branches, this British Columbia city combines the best of urban sophistication and natural wonders. Semi-arid desert areas, hills dotted with pine trees, and the surrounding river and lake combine to provide breathtaking landscapes unique to Canada.
Excellent meeting facilities are a must for corporate retreats. The Kamloops Ramada offers customized meeting packages that can include food and catering. Four versatile event spaces feature natural light and accommodate different types of activities:
  • Columbia Room. This event space handles up to 100 people and includes large windows and a dance floor that can be used for group activities.
  • Burning Barrel Cookhouse. For gatherings around food, this restaurant accommodates up to 150 in a reception style.
  • The Boardroom. For more intimate encounters, this professional conference room can take up to 12 people on executive-style leather conference chairs. The room includes a complimentary easel and whiteboard that can be supplemented by additional screens, projectors, TVs and flip charts.
  • Rooftop Lounge. For functions that are small to mid-size, this venue offers great views and can include an onsite barbecue.

At the end of a constructive day, your employees can retreat to one of 88 stylish guest rooms that have comfortable beds, free high-speed Wi-Fi, a 43-inch flat-screen TV with cable, and complimentary coffee and tea. Pet-friendly rooms range from a standard double queen room to a one-bedroom executive suite with a separate bedroom and living area. We also have ADA-compliant accommodations with bathroom adjustments like a lowered sink and roll-in shower, lowered light switches, and one Queen bed.
Along with great opportunities for team brainstorming and problem-solving, a company retreat is a wonderful opportunity for bonding. Among the nearby outdoor activities are Kamloops Lake for fishing, Riverside Park with a sandy river beach and recreation paths, and Harper Mountain for skiing and snowboarding. More civilized amusements are available at numerous wineries such as the Harper’s Trail Estate Winery, the Kamloops Heritage Railway with a steam locomotive, and the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park that showcases a traditional First Nations village on a 12-acre park.