"Amazing food! Clean and beautiful surroundings!"
~ Nustadia Recreation
TOUR OUR FACILITY
What we offer
Shared sleeping accommodations for up to 25
Main retreat area with meeting & day use space for 46
Full commercial kitchen and catered meal service ( Breakfast l Lunch I Dinner )
Barn with loft hall space above for 60
Covered fire pit and seating for 20+
Wraparound decks with BBQ's
18 acres of forested land with open hiking areas
Nestled in 18 acres of truly Albertan streams, trees and wildlife is the 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.
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 25-bed lodge, with adjoining bathrooms, means 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 Universal Rehabilitation Service (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 their 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 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
An honour to recieve and to be recognized for outstanding contribution, commitment, dedication, and service by the Alberta Camping Association.
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 acres of space to explore, our retreat center is a place of contemplation.
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"Warm & welcoming. Beautiful place. I will go home feeling refreshed."
~ Sunrise Healing Lodge
"The Retreat Centre is always great! Thanks for making it so
~ Between Friends
COVID-19 update September 2021:
After careful consideration, we have decided to adopt an amended policy to the Restrictions Exemption Program’s minimum requirements. Effective September 25, 2021, the URSA Retreat Centre will not accept Covid-19 test results in lieu of vaccine status. We do not have the capacity or expertise to determine the validity of the medical test results, so all guests must show proof of two vaccinations.
We appreciate your understanding as we take these steps to keep our staff and all guests of the Retreat Centre safe..