Conferences and events

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The Haven offers the perfect, natural setting for your event, conference or meeting. We can also offer a private, custom version of most of our catalogue programs, tailored to the specific needs of your group.

See getting here and view a map of The Haven property on Gabriola Island.


Seagull to waterAccommodations

We can accommodate up to 100 overnight guests on property with a range of rooms and suites, booked as private rooms or shared by two to four people.

For pricing and more information, see Private Guest accommodations


Venues & Meeting rooms

Our Wong & McKeen Phoenix Auditorium is a popular venue for concerts, conferences, larger workshops, and performances. With state-of-the-art acoustics and AV equipment, this site is a crowd-pleaser!

Phoenix Auditorium Specs:

  • Capacity 165 when seated theatre-style
  • Fixed stage with theatre lights
  • Digital projector
  • Retractable screen on stage
    128in x 72in or 147in diagonal
    325cm x 183cm or 373cm diagonal
  • PA and music system
  • Whiteboards, wall-mounted
  • Haven WiFi 

The Haven also boasts a large number of rooms that can be booked for Board meetings, break-out rooms for conferences, yoga classes, smaller programs, and more. Please see the chart below and feel free to call us for a recommendation based on your specific needs. 

Location Capacity (max.) Dimensions Audio-visual Whiteboards  WIFI Floor Plan (click to view) Accessibility
Phoenix: Bing Room 28 29ft x 25ft Yes Yes Yes Phoenix Upper Level  
Phoenix: P1 25 25ft x 25ft Yes Yes Yes Phoenix Lower Level Yes
Phoenix: P2 25 25ft x 24ft Yes Yes Yes Phoenix Lower Level Yes
Heron 55 32ft x 33ft Yes Yes Yes Heron Yes
Heron's Nest 7 16ft x 13ft Yes Yes Yes Heron Yes
Swallow 30 24ft x 18ft Yes Yes Yes Swallow  
Swallow's View 12 13ft x 7ft Yes Yes Yes Swallow  
Swallow's Nest 10 15ft x 6ft Yes Yes Yes Swallow  
Havenhaus: 361 15 14ft x 12ft Yes Yes Yes Havenhaus 361  

We serve three buffet-style meals a day (breakfast 8-9am, lunch 12-1pm, dinner 6-7pm) in our ocean view dining room in the Lodge. For pricing and more information, see dining at The Haven


Our property and facilities are designed to support the comfort of our program participants and facilitate the delivery of our onsite educational programs. Although we may not be able to offer all of the amenities you may associate with an urban conference centre or resort hotel, we do offer a natural environment where you can focus on important issues, away from the office and free from the distractions of the big city. 

Popular features at The Haven include:

  • Massage and other bodywork.
  • Haven WiFi covers most of the property.
  • Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal).
  • Oceanfront hot tub (year-round).
  • Fitness room with exercise equipment.
  • Facilitation services for corporate and professional training.
  • Easy access to beaches and trails on Gabriola Island.
  • Morning yoga and movement classes.

Getting hererock shore sailboat ferry

The Haven is located on Gabriola Island, known as the Isle of the Arts. Our beautiful oceanfront location is within easy traveling distance from Victoria and Vancouver, only 20 minutes by ferry from Nanaimo. For more information and helpful links, see getting here.


Request a booking

For availability, pricing, and general conference and event inquiries, please contact: 


Wendy Pitcher, Conferences & Events Coordinator

1.800.222.9211 x288