About This Center
Rivendell Retreat is
a place of peace and quiet away from the noise, distractions and pressures of the city, with magnificent views of mountains, forests and seas
a sanctuary with a network of trails that offer the opportunity for discovering new intimacy with God while exploring forest
paths and the wonders of creation
located on 6 1/2 acres atop Cates Hill on Bowen Island; a short ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay and West Vancouver
hosted by a volunteer Christian community, rooted in the gospel values of Jesus and the practiced traditions of prayer, silence, simplicity and hospitality. Rivendell offers a welcome to small groups and individuals who are seeking spiritual renewal, respite and growth, and is accessible to people with limited resources and special needs.