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Facilities & Accommodations

Cedarwood Camp & Retreat Centre is located on lakefront property on Pinawa Bay, near Lac du Bonnet.

Our lodge is used year round and can host both large and small groups.  During the summer months we are bustling with activity as kids from all over Manitoba come and participate in our Summer Camp experience. The other 10 months of the year we operate as a Retreat Centre, opening the doors to schools, churches, and many different types of groups who want to get away for a time of connection and reflection.

Cedarwood Lodge

Cedarwood Camp & Retreat Centre offers a beautiful camp setting that can accommodate a variety of groups, facilitate many activities and accommodate many different sleeping configurations all within the same building. During your stay you can enjoy spending time in our lounges, theatres, dining room, or multiple recreation rooms.

For School Group or Guest Group usage, each individual area must be requested and reserved as part of your booking agreement.

Dining Room

Our cozy dining room provides a nice space for you to enjoy your meals while staying at Cedarwood. It is also a great space for boardgames, puzzles or other table activities.

Our dining room can accommodate up to 120 guests at a time. A water cooler and hot chocolate dispenser is available at convenience.

Meals are served buffet style.

We ask guests to clear off their tables at the end of each meal, and bring the bins to the kitchen.


Cedarwood is equipped with 2 theatres for group use. Each of our theatres comes equipped with the following equipment:
  • Sound System (including microphones, audio cables, music and microphone stands)
  • Piano keyboard
  • DVD Player
  • Tiered risers for seating


Cedarwood offers several different lounge areas for groups to relax in:

  • Our first and second floor of cabin style bedrooms each has a small lounge area which are suitable for breakout groups or small group meetings. These small lounges are also great for a place to rest between activities, or to have conversations with one another.
  • The John Courtney Lakeview offers a large 1000 sq foot space with a gas fireplace, and large windows to view the beauty of outdoors and spectacular sunsets.
  • Our Main lodge (near our main entrance and dining hall) offers a gas fireplace, and large tv to watch movies.

Recreation Rooms

Cedarwood offers two Recreation Rooms with a variety of game tables and seating for all kinds of activities:

  • Rec Room A has a large open space that has been used as a craft area or indoor game space. This room also has foosball, ping pong and air hockey tables. There is also an area of chairs and tables for activities, games, or conversation.
  • Rec Room C has a pool table and a foosball table. It also has a group of couches for relaxation.

Sleeping Areas

Cedarwood has a variety of bedroom options to accommodate many different group arrangements.

For School Group or Guest Group usage, specific bedroom options must be requested and reserved as part of your booking agreement.

  • Main and Second Floor Bedrooms. The main bedroom area of our Cedarwood lodge has 14 cabin style rooms that can accommodate 8 people each, and come with custom log bunk beds and storage cubbies. These rooms are split between 2 floors (7 cabin rooms on each floor), and each floor has 2 public shared bathrooms which include multiple sinks and showers.
  • Lower Level Bedrooms. In our lower level (under our dining hall) our bedrooms are either furnished with 1 queen bed or have 1 bunk bed. This area has 2 public shared bathrooms which include multiple sinks and showers.
  • Phase 3 Private Bedrooms. In our Phase 3 section of our Lodge, we offer a number of private rooms which each have their own bathroom and shower. Each room is furnished with one queen bed and up to 2 bunk beds.

Outdoor Spaces

Cedarwood is located on the waterfront of Pinawa Bay, near Lac du Bonnet. Being part of the Whiteshell, we are surrounded by a lush forest that boasts a beautiful rocky landscape.

Cedarwood has a vast network of hiking trails for walking or biking in the summer, or cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. There are may scenic viewpoints to enjoy.