A hidden “Oasis” in the heart of downtown Calgary, the FCJ Christian Life Centre is an ecumenical retreat and conference Centre that offers hospitality to non-profit groups and individuals looking to “discover their centre”. Within a warm, welcoming and peaceful atmosphere, the FCJ Centre hosts more than Retreats, offering workshops on spirituality and personal development, outreach, spiritual direction, lay ministry training programs, quiet days or alternate conference space for groups who fall within the mandate of the FCJ Centre.
RETREATS: There are a variety of Retreats available at the FCJ Centre. Each type is unique onto itself, but all offer the Retreatant the same serenity and hospitality.
FACILITY: The FCJ Centre has three main conference rooms to host your function. Unique within itself, each room can be configured to meet the needs of your group, taking into consideration the size and objective of your booking. All of our bedrooms are simply decorated with a 'homey' decor, complete with comforters and comfortable chairs. In all, we have sleeping accommodation for fifty guests (shared) or 26 single occupancy on two floors.
CATERING: Breakfast, lunch, supper? We do it all and more! Our in-house catering is renowned for its taste, variety, and abundance. From hearty full course meals and delectable desserts to fancy hors d'oeuvres, our kitchen staff strive to delight the palates of all those who come to the Centre. Last year alone, we served approximately 18,000 meals to over 2,200 people who came through our doors.
We invite you to take a picturesque tour of our grounds and facilities. Located on the banks of the Elbow River, the extensive grounds of the FCJ Centre are covered with lush grass, Meditation Gardens, a walking Labyrinth, Grotto and Stations of the Cross. There are plenty of lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the river trickle by in the spring and summer. Spend some time in the autumn under one of our many big trees. Stroll in the beautiful landscape on safe walkways in the winter. No matter the season, the view and ambience on the grounds are peaceful and refreshing.