Are you looking for a home away from home in which to foster a sense of connection for yourself, your community or your organization? Is your vision to seek a space away from the pace to find calm and clarity, surrounding yourself in nature, where you can breathe in deeply and take the time to rejuvenate, both individually and collectively? Sanctum Retreat was founded with that vision in mind, attuned to the need of the human heart in this fast-paced world of ours.
Established in 2004, Sanctum is a unique facility of service – of spacious and simple elegance – nestled on a pristine 100-acre parcel of woodlands and open fields, with a spring-fed river flowing through it. It is home away from home for many who, year after year, take the time apart to reconnect, reflecting on their unique stories and dreaming their futures forward.
Sanctum serves a variety of groups, including faith communities and all those who serve the common good. Along with supporting spiritual growth, we are also privileged to welcome, facilitate and host educational programs and retreats, accommodating charitable organizations as well as both the public and private sectors. Mindful of the diverse needs of our guests, we honor the dignity of all those who grace our space. It would be a privilege to welcome you too.
Sanctum Retreat – A Registered Charity #85976 1678 RR0001
- 40 elegant individual rooms – 13 Singles, 10 Doubles, and 17 Queens
- Large enchanting conference room overlooking the Raven River – seats 100
- Sacred Chapel – seats 50
- Solarium Dining Room – seats 60
- A cozy library lounge with fireplace.
- Several private breakout rooms
- 3 rustic heritage cabins
Meals and Dietary Concerns
Sanctum prides itself on its high-end meal service prepared by extensively experienced cooks and chefs. As much as possible, every attempt is made to accommodate special dietary concerns, with notice a minimum of two weeks prior, so as to provide our kitchen staff sufficient time to adequately prepare for your stay with us. Please contact Sanctum by email to discuss special needs.
Nestled on 100 acres of rolling foothills near Caroline, Alberta, the retreat grounds are a blend of groomed trails and mature forest inviting exploration.
The stations of the cross meanders a winding path along the banks of the Raven River. Many an opportunity awaits in celebration of God’s handiwork of creation.
Sanctum has a generous and modern non-lending library available to retreatants during their stay with us.
“Kristoph and Mariette have a true gift.” – John Michael Talbot
The facility is equipped with wheelchair access, washroom facilities and sleep accommodations to assist you in your stay with us. If special assistance is required, we encourage the accompaniment of a care-giver to provide necessary care during your stay. Please identify your special needs when registering so as to ensure accommodation availability.
Retreats are coordinated through the generous support of captains who provide necessary information. For weekend retreats, make reservations with captains whose names and phone numbers are provided after each retreat scheduled under “Upcoming Retreats”.
Ideal for executive corporate retreats, visioning, planning, re-focussing, deepening staff relations, corporate restructuring, corporate appreciation retreats, corporate spiritual and psychological wellness, leadership seminars, annual conferences, staff meetings, special meetings, family reunions, and so on. Though Sanctum has many booked regular retreats, there are time slots available for booking this stunning facility to host private or corporate events – especially weekdays. The retreat team is also available if there is a need for graphic facilitation for corporate visioning. For such private functions, a fireplace, hiking, and excellent fly fishing is available.