Corporate Retreats

The Mattawa River Resort & Cardinal Lodge offers a rustic Lodge and Terrace with breathtaking views of the pristine Mattawa River and mountainous backdrop.  Our event space is not soon forgotten. You will appreciate the sophisticated elegance of the resort’s rustic design and our attention to the smallest details that make your event a success.  With a customer appreciation dinner, our team will help you choose the right space to create an event to remember.


We offer 16 housekeeping cottages of various sizes to meet your specific requirements.  Each private, secure cottage is unique and can fit your lodging needs, our range of accommodation options will have you covered in unmatched comfort at a price to suit every budget.

All cottages have a fully equipped kitchen, linens and towels are also supplied.

Included in your cottage rental are:

  • Complimentary propane barbecues

  • Use of our non-motorized water equipment

  • Use of our beach front

  • Docking fees and boat launch fees waived

  • Use of 148 acres of our multi-purpose trails


Experience Northern Ontario’s cuisine.  Group dinners, catered meetings, breakfast hampers delivered to your cabin, bagged lunches.  We customize your meals to suite your unique groups event.

All-inclusive meal packages starting at $75 per day Breakfast Buffet, Lunch, 3-course Dinner, or order a la carte.


We offer a variety of meeting room options.  Additional rental items are available upon request such as; Projector, Screen, White Boards, Audio/Visual Equipment.


Customize your stay to fulfill your objectives.  Mattawa River Resort ensures your experience is your own.  Choose from our many activities available at our resort.

Horse Trail Ride

1 ½ hour trail ride through the forest.  Explore the wilderness throughout our picturesque trail system.  Keep your eyes peeled you may just come across a deer, moose, fox our forest is abundant with wildlife.

Guided Kayak/Canoe Tour on the Mattawa River

Join us in experiencing the natural beauty of the Mattawa River.  An experienced local guide will show you the historical waterways that Samuel de Champlain, Etienne Brule and many other voyageurs discovered.  Shore lunch available upon request.

ATV Tour (half and full day available)

Take in all the sights and sounds of the day! EXPLORE the fantastic, legendary, historic trails of the resort, spend time with family and friends .. breathe in pure crystal clean air and just let all your stresses slip away.  Choose from several locations and trails in the area. Let us pack your lunch. Bagged lunches available.

Guided Wilderness Hike

On 148 acres of wilderness we have many KM of trails for hiking.  From forging tours, to just walking on our trails experiencing the breathtaking views of raw nature.  Enjoy a picnic lunch in the Laurentian Mountains. At the end of the day the fresh air will have you dreaming of even greater things!

Sunset River Cruise

Join us on a Pontoon boat cruise up the river and during sunset.  Dive off into the gorgeous river and swim under the water falls or stay dry and enjoy a light meal while enjoying the scenery.


For teams needing some reflective time together our chocolate factory workshop includes chocolate tastings, molding and an opportunity to get creative as you craft receipts and decorate mouth watering truffles and chocolatey treats.

Bonfire Bonding & Camp Fire Stories

A classic activity that inspires storytelling and improves team bonding.  Teams gather in a circle and share their workplace experiences. Along the way, they learn things about each other and relive old memories.

Guided Fishing Tour

So much more than just fishing.  Fun beyond measure, and memories and friendship to last a lifetime.  Let us guide you through the waterways and experience fishing at its best while immersing yourself in breath-taking beauty.

Cooking Class

Cooking team building is an interactive and “fun” approach to:

  •  Break down silos.
  •  Encourage collaboration between team members.
  •  Improve cross-functional teamwork and communication.
  •  Reduce friction and “turf wars” between departments.
  •  Help analytical and technical teams tap into their creativity.
  •  Improve the ability of team members to produce results in a short time frame.

Spa Services

Relax, rejuvenate and revitalize your senses with an aromatherapy massage, deep tissue and reflexology, using aria vatic techniques to determine your elemental nature.