In 1953 the Oblates of Mary Immaculate opened Star of the North Retreat Center to provide spiritual retreats, workshops and seminars for persons seeking spiritual renewal in their lives. The Oblates are a missionary order of the Roman Catholic Christian tradition committed to walking with and serving alongside the poor. Their houses and places of retreat offer formation in spirituality, private retreat for personal renewal, and growth in learning about justice, peace, and integrity of creation. They also offer hospitality for groups seeking an alternative and affordable place to gather for their meetings, conferences, and retreats.
The Star of the North serves the community at large and was built to accommodate live-in retreats and workshops. There are 57 bedrooms for overnight accommodation, dining facilities for 86, a private chapel, two large conference rooms, and several smaller meeting rooms. Throughout the years, people from all over western Canada have come to the Star for their retreat and faith based needs . On an annual basis, Star of the North has served on average 6000 people and 300 events. We welcome your organization, group or church community to enjoy the unique beauty and excellent service at the Star of the North. We invite you to consider your own personal spiritual needs by browsing our programs and registering soon.