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About Calling Lakes Centre

The Calling Lakes Centre is an education and retreat centre of The United Church of Canada. It sits quietly on the north shore of Echo Lake in the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley, just 2 km west of Fort Qu’Appelle.

Our residences are made up of comfortable self-contained rooms with a scenic view, each with two single beds and a full bathroom with towels and linens supplied. Guests are responsible for their own shampoo and other toiletries. The main building and one of our residences are wheelchair accessible. All of our buildings are smoke free.  We have a scent-sensitive policy.  Please do not wear perfume and use unscented personal care product.  We cannot accommodate pets.

You can relax in the lounge, or take advantage of the nature trail and walking paths which offer a beautiful view of the valley in any season.

In addition to offering our own programs the Centre is pleased to host:


Individuals who come for retreats


Church groups who may use the Centre for retreats, community building or meetings


Community, other non-profit, or commercial groups who wish to meet in a community based retreat setting

Our Purpose:

The purpose of Calling Lakes Centre is to provide a sacred space where all people are welcome:

· to search,
· to question,
· to learn,
· to be challenged,
· to rest,
· to find the Holy within and around them.

The Centre stands with those who seek justice and resist evil. It encourages, facilitates and supports learning, growth and transformation.

Calling Lakes Centre intentionally welcomes all people regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, differing abilities, ethnic background or economic circumstance.

The Centre commits itself to care for the buildings and land so that it may be a model of environmental sustainability. The staff model the Centre’s understanding of community and offer hospitality that is safe, mutual and respectful.

Calling Lakes Centre: Educational Philosophy

The Educational Philosophy of Calling Lakes Centre assumes that people are responsible for their own learning and that learning happens faithfully when it:

  1. Is done in community, in an atmosphere of acceptance and affirmation and in a physical environment that is conducive to concentration and supports growth and change.

  2. Is self-motivated, with agreed upon purpose, expectations and goals.

  3. Is experiential, with shared leadership and full participation in discussions, decision making and actions.

  4. Is an ongoing process.

  5. Includes a holistic view of the world (personal, spiritual, social, economic, political and ecological).




60th Anniversary
Cookbook 2001

Copyright © 2006 Calling Lakes Centre
Box 159, Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan Canada S0G 1S0
Phone: 306-332-5691 Fax:306-332-5264
Email: office@callinglakes.ca