In a season of transition like October in Manitoba, you’ll see and smell fall as a distinct season. Whether it’s highbush cranberries, or nanny berries, or rose hips, the yellow and gold typical of the aspen parkland comes alive. Corporate retreats, small group hikes, and guided experiences in nature are ways that corporate teams, groups, leadership teams (youth and adult) can experience Riding Mountain National Park. An easy way to do this is to check out places to stay like The Lakehouse in downtown Wasagaming, the Elkhorn Resort & Solstice Spa in Onanole, or Honeycomb Bed & Breakfast in Onanole.

As a transition season, the sights and smells are different. But, for many organizations, boards, businesses and community groups, this transition season is an important one to reset budgets, to re-boot ideas for organizational change, or to celebrate a good year. For all these reasons, the Earth Rhythms team, based in Onanole, Manitoba (beside the national park) is a starting point to ask questions about how they might help you to customize your own retreat or business getaway.

Our certified guides and facilitators create imaginative and deep training. They are experienced in a number of outdoor skills and love taking visitors to new places in the park in all seasons. Next season is winter – when snowshoeing and snow tracking in day or night become a great new way to experience the outdoors together.

Perhaps some of these images will inspire you to think about bringing your group or team to the Riding Mountains.

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Meet Leslie Reid at the Elkhorn Resort


Leslie Reid, Front Desk Manager, Elkhorn Resort and Solstice Spa. Manitoba. Canada

Leslie Reid, Front Desk Manager, Elkhorn Resort and Solstice Spa. Manitoba. Canada


One of our most important tourism business partners here at Riding Mountain National Park is the Elkhorn Resort.   In today’s competitive world of travel and tourism, we are finding that some of the most successful destination operators are the ones that have learned to follow the business maxim…”Do what you do best.  Partner to do the rest.”  The relationship that Earth Rhythms has had with Elkhorn Resort goes back 13 years to 1996.  We feel that it is quite a special relationship. 

Carefully and systematically, we have developed a unique collaboration that allows us to serve corporate clients, leisure travelers, conference groups, time share travelers, and specialty groups with customized experiences and adventures, as value-added components to the many other services that makes the Elkhorn Resort & Solstice Spa experience a stand-out resort offering in Manitoba today.  

What makes this special is that Earth Rhythms is able to work seamlessly back and forth with all members of the Elkhorn team (front desk, house-keeping and guest services, food and beverage, sales and marketing, and the GM).  One of these people is Leslie Reid, who has recently assumed responsibilities and leadership of the front-desk team at the Elkhorn.  Leslie is originally from Minnedosa, is very service-oriented, and has a great perspective on the importance of collaboration within a rural business context.

Earth Rhythms and Elkhorn Resort have developed an award-winning style in offering learning adventures, corporate retreats, conference programs, team-building initiatives, and customized itineraries for guests.  It is, in large part, due to the great team at the Elkhorn Resort.  Say hello to Leslie when you next check-in to the Elkhorn Resort.