We're an inspiring retreat venue that facilitates connections to people, to nature, and to yourself; and we're less than 50km from Vancouver, BC.


Located in scenic Maple Ridge, B.C., approximately one hour east of Downtown Vancouver, Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat Centre is a year-round meeting, conference, and retreat destination tucked quietly in the heart of University of British Columbia’s Malcolm Knapp Research Forest.


Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre has a long tradition of providing environmental education and outdoor recreation. Originally built in 1949 to house the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Forestry field camps, it continues to be used for this purpose every spring. Today many other educational groups take advantage of our idyllic setting for their own outdoor education needs. In addition, a wide range of adult and youth groups rent the year round facility for retreats, workshops and other events seeking our private wilderness setting.

In 2003, UBC signed an agreement with the Canadian Cancer Society, designating Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat Centre as the permanent home of Camp Goodtimes. Camp Goodtimes is an annual summer event for kids aged 6 to ­16, that are battling cancer. In consideration of their use of the facility, a substantial contribution was donated for enhancements that include upgrades to the Student Centre, as well as the construction of the Walter C. Koerner Forestry Centre.


“Koerner Centre is a truly magnificent place with breathtaking views. A superb venue for off-site meetings.”

- Mountain Equipment Co-op


"Your facilities, catering, service, and location far exceeded the expectations of our international delegates - we were all enchanted, and already excited about the prospect of returning in 2018."

-  International Ornithological Congress


“The best retreat we’ve ever had! All the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. We had a fabulous time and will be back next year!”

- Adoptive Families Association of BC


“Overall, we found that this was the best retreat that we have had in five years. We found it relaxing and a good venue. The staff was excellent and very accommodating. We would highly recommend Loon Lake. We have already booked our retreat for next year and looking forward to it.”

- The BRT Group


“Thank you Loon Lake staff for always providing us with outstanding service since 2006 - coming back to Loon Lake feels like home.”

- Baron Mastery Institute


"We value the kitchen staff and consider them one of the reasons we have been returning for more than 10 years. They all understand the delicate balance of being friendly and available for us and giving us our space."

- BCPWA Society


“The accommodations were great, the rooms tidy and the beds were very comfortable…The grounds of Loon Lake are gorgeous. The view of the lake from Koerner House was the perfect backdrop. Our group had a 'best ever retreat' and the location was a big part of that. Loon Lake is a very special place not only because of its serene beauty but also because of the wonderful people who inhabit it. We were first time guests and I can't give a better testimonial than to say we want to come back for our summer retreat! Thank you again.”

- Pulse Energy Inc.


What draws guests to the Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat Centre is our convenience and our tranquility. Yet it’s Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat Centre’s genuine hospitality that brings our guests back year after year. From the time you enquire, you'll be treated as friends. We will work with you to design the best retreat possible for your unique needs and interests.  You'll be provided a range of options, from single and shared guest rooms, a private cabin, and dormitory-style accommodation within a multipurpose facility.

Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat Centre prides itself in the food we provide our guests. Personalized for each group, the culinary team works hard to offer a menu that serves the tastes for each of our visitors. Whether it’s a hearty comfort food or a unique vegetarian meal, the kitchen at Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat Centre takes pride in being creative and accommodating.