Group bookings and events

The Haven offers the perfect, natural setting for your group booking, retreat, event 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.


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, group bookings, 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 group bookings, 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.

LocationCapacity (max.)DimensionsAudio-visualWhiteboardsWIFIFloor Plan (click to view)Accessibility
Phoenix: Bing Room2829ft x 25ftYesYesYesPhoenix Upper Level
Phoenix: P12525ft x 25ftYesYesYesPhoenix Lower LevelYes
Phoenix: P22525ft x 24ftYesYesYesPhoenix Lower LevelYes
Heron5532ft x 33ftYesYesYesHeronYes
Heron’s Nest716ft x 13ftYesYesYesHeronYes
Swallow3024ft x 18ftYesYesYesSwallow
Swallow’s View1213ft x 7ftYesYesYesSwallow
Swallow’s Nest1015ft x 6ftYesYesYesSwallow
Havenhaus: 3611514ft x 12ftYesYesYesHavenhaus 361

Our meals are catered by Bruno’s Kitchen and Catering.  Meals are buffet style (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:

  • Haven WiFi covers most of the property.
  • 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.

Getting here

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: