Event description


YFC Canada offers guided spiritual retreats at Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat, located on Vancouver Island. The emphasis of our retreats is on rest, reflection and refocusing, providing space for these according to the specific needs of each staff person.

YFC Canada is committed to becoming an organization that is characterized by healthy and resilient staff and this is a step in that direction!

You don’t have to be in crisis to join us for these retreats! In fact, our hope is that regular times of rest and reflection in this way will become a normal part of the way we operate.

We invite anyone and everyone in our YFC family to join us – come and let God meet you wherever you’re at!


Dates For Upcoming  Retreats

  • July 27th – 30th, 2020 -Guided Retreat
  • Aug. 17th – 20th, 2020 -Guided Retreat
  • Nov. 30th – Dec 3rd, 2020 -Marriage Retreat

Please Note departure for all retreats is the day after the retreat ends. For example Nov. 18th – 21st you depart on Nov. 22nd.

Due to the continued and varying travel advisories across Canada as a result of Covid-19, YFC Canada has decided to cancel both the July and August Guided Retreats that were to be held at Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat. We’re definitely sad about it, but we also know God can meet you right where you are this summer!

If you were registered for one of these retreats, please contact the Honeymoon Bay Retreat Centre office (admin@honeymoonbayretreat.com) and they will ensure your cancellation needs are looked after.

What To Expect

  • A private room/bathroom at our first-class retreat centre.
  • A combination of individual time and facilitated group time.
  • Opportunity to meet with a spiritual director and/or counsellor.
  • Access to hiking trails, prayer labyrinth, salt water hot tub & sauna etc.

Cost For Guided Retreats

The cost of the meals/accommodations for a 5-day, 4-night retreat is $704.50.

However, because YFC Canada cares deeply about your health and resiliency, the national office will be billed for 30% of your retreat cost, bringing your amount for this retreat experience down to $475.

Total retreat cost for you: $475.
(+ travel costs)

You are welcome to book additional nights before/after the retreat at a cost of $120/night (single occupancy) or $130/night (double occupancy), plus meals. YFC Canada will also cover 30% of this cost. Please check with Honeymoon Bay Lodge directly about availability.

*participants need to check with HMB staff BEFORE making plans to stay extra nights on either side of the retreat…we meed to ensure there are rooms available.


To Register For One Of The Guided Retreats

1. Talk to your ED/supervisor for approval
2. Choose from the available retreat dates.
3. Click here to register.


Flight Subsidies

YFC Canada wants to remove any barriers so that you are able to attend these highly beneficial retreats. Flight subsidies are available on a limited first-come-first-serve basis for each retreat. For more information, please contact Robyn Kurvits at robyn.kurvits@yfccanada.org.


After you register we’ll send you more info about the retreat schedule and any other details you’ll need to know.  If you still have questions about the facility you can call Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat at 1-888-749-4252. Our YFC staff there will  answer any questions


if you need transportation from Nanaimo please plan to arrive there between 1 and 3 PM to minimize your wait time.



Register Here