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 24 bed lodge with adjoining bathrooms mean groups can stay on-site for the duration of their booking. 

Why choose us


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.

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Tim Ross Memorial Award - 2018

To recognize the outstanding contribution, commitment, dedication, and service to an ACA member camp by one fronline program staff member. 


​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. 


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 technological support (there’s no WIFI here!), making our space one where visitors can unwind and reconnect with one another. For social and corporate groups alike, this can be a powerful experience - one that fosters human connectedness, listening and learning.

"Amazing food! Clean and beautiful surroundings!"


- Nustadia Recreation




Tour Our Facility

Redefining "Retreat"

The retreat centre and land were obtained in 2009 by Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency (URSA) with a single purpose: to create a retreat space where all individuals, regardless of ability, can experience the beauty of a relaxing and calming retreat space. URSA has welcomed individuals with developmental disabilities and their families with a retreat space specially designed to suit their needs.

To cover the cost of the centre, and to ensure we can continue to make our space available to all, we invite groups who share our values of inclusiveness to rent our centre for private bookings. 

What we offer
  • 18 acres of land
  • Open hiking and fishing areas
  • Main retreat area with meeting space for 40
  • Shared sleeping accommodations for 26
  • Full commercial kitchen and catered meal service
  • BBQ for public use
  • Wraparound decks and walking spaces
  • Barn with hall space above for 60
  • Fire pit and covered seating for 20
  • Full accessibility 
  • Preferred vendors at discounted rates



Welcome all




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. 

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"Warm & welcoming. Beautiful place. I will go home feeling refreshed."


- Sunrise Native Addiction Services Society


" The Retreat Centre is always great! Thanks for making it so spectacular."  


-Between Friends


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