Fire & Ice

Winter Wellness Retreat & Getaway

Fire & Ice

Winter Wellness Retreat & Getaway

Fire & Ice

Winter Wellness Retreat & Getaway

A winter getaway and wellness retreat for gentle explorers and wellness-seekers.

Slow down & rediscover the quiet pace of winter with our Algonquin Park Winter Wellness Retreat. Experience guided snowy adventures, restorative sauna time and other wellness practices, heart-warming meals, and cozy cabin accommodations at the most magical time of the year.

A great experience to share: Fire & Ice is scheduled over the Family Day Holiday Monday and is a perfect Valentine’s escape with someone special.

Over four days & three nights, visit Algonquin Park this winter and experience guided nature connection & snowy activities.  You’ll be invited to explore different forms of snow and ice adventure and warming wellness practices to restore and center yourself. Try something new each day, exploring with all the senses.

Sarah Connelly Cross country skiing

Explore . . .

Jump into winter and explore with guided adventures through stunning snowy landscapes and a true northern winter wonderland.  Embark on a snowshoe journey through the forest to Hemlock Ridge with a beautiful view of One-a-day Lake, head right out from our winter lodge and glide across Kawawaymog Lake via Cross-Country Skis or Skates, or give our new Skin Skis a try on a back-country trail for a mix of skiing and trailbreaking.  Return from outdoor adventures to soul-warming hot meals served up by award-winning cook Gregor.

All outdoor equipment use is included.

Restore . . .

Winter is a season for dreaming. Cozy up by the fireplace to journal with prompts to dream your year ahead.  Relax in our rejuvenating wood-fired sauna and challenge yourself to a refreshing roll in the snow.  Experience an introduction to wellness practices, self and nature connection with the guidance of passionate retreat facilitators who will invite you to look a little closer, breathe a little deeper, and engage in nature with care.  At night, experience a festival of stars and fall asleep to the insulated quiet of wintertime.

Ice Skating Algonquin Park

Play More . . .

Reconnect with your inner child’s love of snow. Build snow men and snow forts, race across the lake on kick-sleds, play a round of pond hockey or curling on our ice rink before cozying up by the campfire with a cup of cocoa to roast some marshmallows and breathe in the clear air of northern Ontario. Meet other adults, young and old, in this social experience featuring equal doses of fun, adventure and relaxation.

Step Out Of The City For The Weekend and Experience The Best Of Winter in Algonquin Park.

Facilitators To Be Announced

We are excited to welcome you to our upcoming retreat! We have yet to select a facilitator for this program. While this might seem concerning at first, fear not, as Northern Edge Algonquin is home to a community of experienced and knowledgeable facilitators who are equipped to provide transformative and memorable experiences.

Deposits & Cancellations

In short: Spaces are limited.  When you book a retreat with us, a non-refundable deposit (50% of your overall balance) reserves your space and allows us to plan accordingly. Remaining balances are due 15 days before arrival.

Deposits protect our group-based experiences by acting as a commitment from our guests. If you need to cancel your visit, the timing of your cancellation will determine the level of flexibility we can offer in rescheduling your visit or holding your deposit as a credit to be used in the future. Please refer to our full deposit and cancellation policy for more information on our policies, timelines, and the commitments we make based on your registration.

Meals & Dietary Needs

Edge guests are well nourished and experience mealtime itself as a program element, with storytelling to introduce the seasonal flavours of the region and the relationships with the folk who grew and raised the ingredients close to home. Cooking at the Edge focuses on balancing globally far-flung tastes with provincially produced foods. Meals are served buffet style and are guests often enjoy lakeside dining outdoors when the weather allows it.

Over the years we have met many diverse dietary needs. Guests are invited to identify their dietary needs & preferences as a part of the registration process, and those with restrictions love the options we provide.

Itinerary & Program Timings

We offer unique, tailored experiences that flow as our facilitators respond to the interests of our guests, seasonal conditions, and special opportunities that may arise.

Each retreat at the Edge features healthy doses of dreamtime, adventure, community, creativity, time spent in nature, and a dash of surprise. Guests always have the choice to take solo or rest time in lieu of planned experiences.

While a detailed itinerary is not available, you can count on and prepare for the activities used to describe the flavour of this retreat. Meals are generally served at 8:30, 12:30, and 6pm. When appropriate, optional early-morning or late-night experiences may be offered.

Arrival Time & Directions

Arrival time is between 1 – 3 pm.  We encourage our guests to stay and experience the full retreat, which generally ends after lunch on the final day.

You can find us easily on Google or Apple maps, or view detailed directions here.

What to Bring

We’ll be spending time both indoors and out in nature, and we invite you to dress appropriately for the season to stay comfortable, warm, and dry. There’s no dress code and most guests wear their “retreat-casual”.

We encourage guests to bring a surprise to share with others – this might take the form of a game or activity, an instrument/song/poem, or a tasty treat.

Join Us This Winter

All-Inclusive Pricing from

$ 999 +HST

Custom Dates Available for groups of 10+

What’s Included

  • Your choice of shared or private cozy cabin accommodation.
  • Guided adventures may include snowshoeing, cross-country or back-country skiing, kick-sledding.
  • Equipment & materials included*
  • Nourishing, nutritious meals and snacks from Day 1 Dinner to Day 4 Lunch (locally sourced and catered to your dietary needs)
  • Wood-fired sauna, campfires, and more!

What’s Not Included

  • 13% Harmonized Sales Tax
  • Gratuities for the hospitality team, facilitators & guides.
  • Wi-fi access and cellular signal are not available for this unplugged experience.
  • Limited ice skate sizes are available — you are encouraged to bring your own if you have them.

Explore Accommodation Options

cabin in algonquin park

Habitat Cabin

Cozy, rustic habitat cabins are located just a short walk away from main programming spaces and amenities such as washrooms and showers. Each offers a loft double bed above 2 single beds, making them ideal for sharing with friends or other participants.

Shared: $999/person

Private: Not available

Studio Cabin accommodations Algonquin Park

Studio Cabin

Comfortable & spacious eco-friendly studio rooms are located just a minute’s walk away from main programming spaces and showers. These feature a small en-suite bathroom with an incinerating toilet. Both a double bed and a single bed make them ideal for couples or friends.

Shared: $1099/person

Private: $1279/person

Studio Cabin Accommodations Algonquin Park

Log Cabin Bedroom

The luxurious and comfortable log cabin is located a bit further from main programming spaces for optimal rest, and features en-suite bathrooms with showers. Each room’s Queen bed can convert into two twin beds, providing flexibility for solo travellers, couples, or friends.

Shared: $1279/person

Private: $1504/person


“I liked the atmosphere of Northern Edge; that it caters to wellness, outdoors and nature oriented people, so it gave us not only the opportunity to inwardly reset, but to genuinely connect with others and nature! Our facilitators were wonderful as well! Then to have such exquisite healthy food! Wow, so grateful. This is important to me because I don’t want superficial experiences, rather, authentic ones! NEA fosters this!”

Roberta Harris, Fire & Ice 2024

Fire & Ice is an engaging and relaxing winter wellness retreat that is perfect for anyone wishing to disconnect from their daily life in a beautiful natural environment. The program is well planned and organized, allowing for engaging and invigorating programming in balance with relaxation and rest. The food is unparalleled and the facility is gorgeous and comfortable. I would recommend this retreat to anyone seeking a winter weekend escape in the natural the beauty of Ontario’s wilderness.

Andrew Butti, Fire & Ice 2024

Northern Edge is bliss. An unparalleled Canadian retreat experience. Getting back to nature in a way that is ecologically respectful. The beds are cozy, the food nourishing and delicious, and the setting is remarkable. Been twice and can’t wait to return.

Meredith Jamieson

It is hard to describe in words how much I love the Edge. Feeling beyond grateful for an experience filled with awe and wonder. Far more fulfilling than a week down south and has restored my childhood love of the winter! Every person, place and thing at the Edge contributed to an experience that left me replenished, whole and happier than I had been in months.”

Joanne Hofinger

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