Group Rentals & Retreats
Great gatherings start with the right space.
Surrounded by peaceful woodland just off the sandy shores of Gull Lake, Gull Lake Centre has been an inspiring and relaxing place for people to unplug from everyday life and connect with one another for over 100 years. From craft workshops to corporate retreats to weddings, our beautiful campus offers groups of nearly any size modern accommodations, professionally catered dining by HT Catering, and all the latest technology you need for your event to go off without a hitch.
Step out of the ordinary day-to-day routine and develop meaningful connections at your event through inspiring group activities or by sharing amazing meals at the dinner table or simply by taking in the natural beauty of our facility whilst sitting around the flickering campfire together.
Made for gathering
With over 100 years of hosting events and gatherings under our belts, we have refined our campus to offer the best possible experience for almost any event of almost any size up to 350 people with the ability to sleep up to 246 people. We have hosted week-long conferences, weekend retreats, crafting workshops and weddings and we take pride in working with you to create the perfect experience for your group.
You can choose from a variety of accommodations from dorms to cabins and you can take advantage of our many breakout rooms and modern technologies to make the most of your event. Your group can also partake in a vast array of activities to excite, inspire and foster meaningful team-building. We are also proud to offer professionally catered meals from our catering partner who can accommodate all your dietary needs.
Only two hours from both Edmonton and Calgary, Gull Lake Centre isn’t too far from anywhere! Whether your group is travelling from the corporate headquarters in Calgary or gathering from all parts of the province, our central location makes us easy to get to for almost anyone and being only a short drive from the major cities and just off of the QEII means you don’t lose an entire day of your event to travel.
What You Can Expect
- 70 acres of land on the East side of Gull Lake
- Friendly, helpful staff
- A clean & fresh campus
- Delicious catered meals through our partnership with HT Catering
- Fully winterized cabins designed for year-round use
- Great hospitality
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Book at Gull Lake Centre
Below are our typical 2023 booking rates. Please contact us for more specific pricing for your group.
Minimum Group Size: 15 Guests
Adult Weekend: Starting at $200/person – includes meals (Friday 7pm to Sunday 2:00pm)
Youth Weekend: Starting at $155/person – includes meals (Friday 7pm to Sunday 2:00pm)
Day-use: $43.50/person includes one meal
Summer Rentals: Available Friday 7pm to Sunday 10am.
Pricing subject to change without notice
Accommodations for any group
Our recently upgraded sleeping accommodations can host groups from 15 to 246 people and we offer a variety of sleeping arrangements on our campus-style property.
Our Retreat Centre is set up like a dormitory and each room has two beds with a meeting room on each floor. We also offer Pod Cabins that accommodate 11 guests each and have private bathrooms and our newest cabins sleep 8 guests and also include private bathrooms.
- Groups of 15 to 246
- Dorm-style Retreat Centre
- Pod Cabins
Amenities you need
Whether you are hosting a corporate retreat, a workshop, a conference, or a wedding, we are happy to provide a range of amenities that are included in your rental.
High-speed wi-fi is available across our entire campus and every rental includes access to our A/V equipment. Tables and chairs can be provided for up to 350 guests and you will have a 24-hour on-site host during your stay. We are also pleased to provide your group with all-day coffee and tea service.
- Spacious dining room
- Seven flexible meeting spaces
- High-speed Wi-fi
- A/V Equipment
- Tables and Chairs
- On-site Host
- All-day Coffee and Tea
Dining that delights
Sitting down to enjoy a delicious meal together can be one of the most impactful ways to develop meaningful relationships at your retreat or group event. This is why we have partnered with HT Catering to nourish your group with mouthwatering meals that will keep everyone energized and excited.
We can accommodate a variety of dietary needs to tailor the perfect meal plan for your group and meals are included in your rental rates meaning you have one less thing to worry about when planning your event.
- Delicious Meals from HT Catering
- Options for All Dietary Preferences
- Four meals each day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and evening snacks!)
Activities that inspire
We offer a wide range of self-directed activities including our games room (billiards, ping pong, etc), skating rink, and bouldering wall to name only a few. You will also have access to our gymnasium and outdoor fire pits. Guests are also free to explore the breathtaking woodlands surrounding our facility and spend time on the sandy beaches of Gull Lake which are mere steps from our main campus.
Activities on offer:
- Indoor Games Room (foosball, pool table, ping pong table)
- Indoor full size gymnasium (with lots of great equipment)
- Indoor bouldering wall
- Walks through the woods or to our sandy beach
- Disc Golf
- Fire Pits
- Skating Rink
- Low Ropes Course
Programming & Custom Team Building Activities
We also offer guided activities including archery, climbing wall, and canoeing. Custom team-building programs led by our staff are available upon request.
Programmed activities include:
- Archery Range
- Climbing & Bouldering Wall
- Archery Tag (in and outdoor)
- Bumper Balls
- Wide Games
Program activities led by Gull Lake Centre Staff in May, June, & September. Please contact us to get more information on available programming options.
We take rest and rejuvenation seriously. Hospitality matters to us and we take pride in looking after our facilities for you to enjoy.
Book Your Rental Group
If you have general questions about rentals at Gull Lake feel free to contact us. If you are interested in getting into the specifics (dates, price, etc) then please fill out the Booking Inquiry Form above and we’ll get back to you!
Gull Lake Centre was founded in 1920 as a Christian camp. We exist to practice and promote the Christian faith. We welcome you with warm hospitality. We ask that each guest group’s purpose for gathering, and conduct while on site, is not in opposition to our values or purpose. If you are concerned about this request or are unsure if your group can meet this requirement, please contact our Executive Director and he will be happy to answer any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your marijuana policy?
Marijuana and illegal drugs are not permitted on Gull Lake Centre property.
Can I bring my pet?
As a courtesy to those with allergies, we ask that you leave your pets at home. However, certified assistance dogs are welcome.
Should I bring bedding and towels?
Yes, please bring your own bedding and towels as we do not supply them.
Can we do our own cooking?
We provide full meal services for all groups. You are welcome to bring along munchies though.
Do you rent audio/video equipment?
We have pretty much all the basic A/V equipment you will need. There is no extra cost as its use is included in your rental.
What is your smoking policy?
Smoking is permitted outside in designated smoking areas only.