Build Stronger Communities

A rental venue for church retreats in the Crowsnest Pass, AB
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Does your CHurch group Feel Stagnant?

Are you looking for a way to bring your community closer together and deepen your relationships with one another? Building a sense of community can seem impossible when you only meet once a week. Sometimes the Family of God doesn’t feel much like family.

A Retreat can chANge everything

A retreat is the perfect solution for your group! A few days away provides the perfect setting for your group to grow, bond and transform. You can count on watching new friendships flourish during you stay.

Unity through friendship

We believe that building friendships is one of the best ways to build Christian unity, and that's exactly what Island Lake is designed to do. From shared meals, to group activities, to quiet moments of reflection, you'll find that Island Lake is the perfect place to strengthen your relationships with God and one another.

Natural Beauty and Modern Amenities

Nestled in the mountains of the Crowsnest Pass, our all-in-one retreat centre provides the perfect setting for your group to bond, grow, and transform.

Spacious Dining Room and Gathering Area

Table seating for 72 | Stonework fireplace | Piano Wall-mounted projector (VGA/HDMI) | Bell for camp-wide notifications

Versatile Multi-Purpose Room

Removable seating for 70 people | Ceiling mounted projector (VGA/HDMI) |Stonework fireplace | Foosball table| Ping pong table

Fully-Equipped Commercial Kitchen

Full compliment of utensils and appliances | Serving window | Commercial dish-washing station | Gas stove and griddle | Deep-freeze | Walk-in cooler | Walk-in pantry

2 Downstairs Dormitory Wings

Wing 1: (1) 1-person, (1) 6-person, (1), 9-person, (1) 11-person dorm
Wing 2: (2) 6-person dorms, (2) 9-person dorms

2 Upstairs Dormitory Wings

2 wings of (3-4)-person private dorms upstairs | Handicap accessible

Island Lake

An onside lake suitable for swimming in the summer | 13 kayaks & life jackets available (Waiver required)

Outdoor Firepit

Enjoy a campfire under a sky full of stars

Onsite Hiking Trails

While there are many local trails within striking distance, we also have a number of trails for you to explore on our property. They range from easy to a more intense hike to the summit.

The Rental Process

Send us a message using the Book Now button to make a request for a certain set of dates.

Send a booking inquiry

We'll reach out and confirm if the dates you've requested are open and we'll confirm the details of your stay.

Confirm Availability

Once everything is in order, send your deposit and the dates will be yours. We can't wait to see you here!

Send Your Deposit

The Investment

Use the pricing calculator to determine an approximate cost for your group to rent the facility. Please note:
• September-June bookings require a $300 deposit (Refundable until 2 months prior to booking)
• July-August bookings require a $1,000 deposit (Non-refundable after April 1)

Claire Penner

There is a peacefulness to this place, a place where God resides, blesses and encourages. We have many stories of people feeling safe in this place, becoming vulnerable and honest with God and with each other, as lives begin to change.

Eric Hawkinson

When I took my first steps at ILCRC, I experienced the peace of God in a way I never had before. My life as a husband, a dad, and a follower of Jesus has been impacted and forever changed because of my time and experiences at ILCRC.

Troy Kazakawich

We had some great memories and experiences from our time there. I am certain that we will be back!

David Cavilla

Thirty-plus years have come and gone but a few days at camp in the summer is still something to look forward to and cherish. A time to come aside and be refreshed. A time to reflect on the goodness of God.

Angela Williams

I'll be forever grateful for the space that this camp gives to Jesus to encounter people in whatever mess they are in. We love the people! They are forever etched deep in our hearts.


Read about the difference that some time at camp can make!


What is the capacity of Island Lake?

Our facility can comfortably accommodate approximately 90 people. Our sleeping quarters are divided into 4 wings of dormitories.
-2 wings of 8 dorms that can sleep 1-4 people each
-1 wing with two 9-person dorms and two 6-person dorms.
-1 wing with a 1 person, 6-person, 9-person and 11-person dorm.

Is there parking on-site?

There is adequate room for parking around the facility. We have a number of spots in close proximity and a gravel parking lot in walking distance.

Is bedding provided or should we bring our own?

Bedding is not provided. Guests are responsible for bringing their own freshly-washed bedding with them to use during their stay.

Are food services provided?

Island Lake does not provide catering as a service, however, access to a fully-equipped commercial kitchen is included in your stay. You can either find a cook in you network or we can connect you with a cook who could be willing to cater your event.

Are pets allowed in the building?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in the building.

Is Island Lake affiliated with any particular church or denomination?

Island Lake is an independent parachurch ministry and is not officially connected to any church or denomination. All denominations are welcome as our cause is to advance the unity of the Church through the development of relationships.

Is there cell service, internet or Wi-Fi available at the camp?

While there is cell-phone service, there is not internet or Wi-Fi. If needed, most guests use a personal hot-spot for any internet-related needs.

Do you rent your facility to non-church groups?

While our focus is primarily on churches and ministries, we are willing to rent our facilities to other groups. For instance, school groups, large family reunions and youth groups have rented our facility in the past.

what are you waiting for?

Book your retreat at Island Lake today and start building the kind of community that Jesus envisioned. We can't wait to host you and your ministry !