A gorgeous view of our camp, Island Lake Christian Retreat Centre, on a summer day!

Our Story


For nearly 25 years, Island Lake has been providing Christians with a place to gather and meet amidst the glory of God’s creation! Committed to connecting Christian groups, and seeing hearts transformed through the Gospel of Grace, we have seen scores of lives changed amid the grandeur of His mountain peaks!

Whether it has been through camps hosted by our organization, or through retreats hosted by various Christian churches, Island Lake has been the setting for many, many relationships finding a depth never known before - with God and one another!

Island Lake Christian Retreat Centre is an ideal context for ministry, nestled high in Crowsnest Pass. This 4-season facility has a conference room, dining room, dormitories and a fully equipped commercial kitchen. Overnight capacity is in excess of 100 (With 16 private bedrooms on the main floor and 7 large dormitory style rooms on the lower floor). Both levels also feature a beautiful stone fireplace! In addition, there is a large balcony overlooking Island Lake and the surrounding mountain peaks -all under the open and expansive heavens of our loving Father!