"Amazing food! Clean and beautiful surroundings!"
~ Nustadia Recreation
TOUR OUR FACILITY
Nestled in 18 acres of truly Albertan streams, trees and wildlife is the W.O. Mitchell URSA Retreat Centre. A gathering place for small groups and organizations to reconnect and learn. Our retreat centre welcomes people of all abilities and supports a mission of inclusiveness and accessibility.
What we offer
Main retreat area with meeting space for 40
Shared sleeping accommodations for 26
Full commercial kitchen and catered meal service ( Breakfast l Lunch I Dinner )
Wraparound decks with BBQ's
Barn with hall space above for 60
Covered fire pit and seating for 20
18 acres of forested land
Open hiking and fishing areas
WHY CHOOSE US
Our facility welcomes groups to learn, eat and rest in a one-size-fits-all space . With a stone fireplace seating area, W.O. Mitchell library, recreation room, wraparound decks, and numerous walking paths, our retreat center is a place of contemplation.
Our 40-seat main hall is ideal for small corporate and community groups. Tables can be arranged to support facilitated learning, group activities and shared meals. Our 26 bed lodge with adjoining bathrooms mean groups can stay on-site for the duration of their booking.
On themes of inclusiveness, we welcome groups to learn and create together. Regardless of why you visit our center, we hope you will leave rested and reflective. (And, of course, eager to return!)
Our facility offers limited technology, allowing visitors a space to reconnect and unwind. This can be a powerful experience - one that fosters human connectedness, listening and learning
The retreat centre and land was obtained in 2009 by Univeral Rehabilitation Services (URSA) with the single purpose to create a retreat space where all individuals, regardless of abilities, can experience the beauty of a relaxing and calming retreat. URSA has welcomed individuals with developmental disabilities and thier families with a space specially designed to suit their needs.
To cover the cost of the centre, and to ensure that we can continue to make our space available to all, we invite groups who share our values of inclusiveness to visit and rent our centre for private bookings.
Please complete this form to request a booking at the W.O. Mitchell URSA Retreat Centre.
Rates include dinner on check-in day, 3 meals a day for each full day of the booking, and breakfast on checkout day.
A 50% non-refundable, non-transferable, deposit is due upon receipt of invoice to secure booking. Bookings will not be confirmed until the required deposit is paid in full. The deposit will be included as part of the total fee for your stay.
Tim Ross Memorial Award 2018
An honour to recieve and to be recognized for outstanding contribution, commitment, dedication, and service by the Alberta Camping Association.