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Conferences, Meetings and Retreats

Ideal for Corporate Groups, Church Groups, Community Organizations, Youth Groups, Special Interest Groups, and Universities/ Colleges.
The Bonnenfant Y Outdoor Education and Leadership Centre is the perfect location for your conference, staff retreat, group event or meeting. We offer a variety of meeting venues, all within the beautiful surroundings of our natural setting. Located on 30 acres of field, forest, trails and rugged shoreline on the Ottawa River, we are only a 30 minute drive from downtown Ottawa and 10 minutes from Kanata.
Food service is available upon request.
Program Options
The extent of our involvement in your schedule is up to you. Some activities available include canoeing, kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, teambuilding and full food service. 
Complete Program
Facilitated by our staff. We will work with you to develop a program and schedule that best suits the needs of your group. Our qualified staff will facilitate a program with options that include: teambuilding, environmental and/or recreational activities.
Shared Program 
Our staff will supplement your agenda with teambuilding, environmental and/or recreational activities, according to a schedule arranged in advance by your group leader and our outdoor centre director.
Independent Program 
If you are simply looking for a meeting location, we can provide you with the room(s), food service and equipment.
Food Service: Should you require a full-meal or simply snacks, tea and coffee, staff at the outdoor centre can meet the needs of your group. We can accommodate special requirements or diets upon request when you book with us.

Meeting, Break-out Rooms and Outdoor Gathering Spaces
The Vail
Most recently built, the Vail is a large building with three large rooms. The Fireside Room includes a wood burning fireplace and can accommodate up to 50 people. The second upstairs room is a large open space with a capacity of 150 people. The third room is on the lower level and can accommodate up to 60 people.
This building has washrooms, has a front covered porch, a wonderful porch overlooking the Ottawa River, is fully heated and wheelchair accessible.

The Chalet
The Chalet has one large room with windows overlooking the Ottawa River for full food service including coffee, tea and snacks. The Chalet can accommodate up to 90 people. Washrooms are also available.
In the same building are two smaller rooms. Both smaller rooms can accommodate up to 12 people and have a small servery for coffee and snack stations.  
The Pavilions
These are outdoor pavilion spaces covered by a roof. They include picnic tables and are a great option for outdoor meetings or small BBQ’s for up to 30 people.
Pine & Butternut Classrooms
These classroom style have a capacity of 35 people They are heated and have covered outdoor porches. 
This is our nature classroom with a capacity for 20 people. This building is set up for nature programming most of the year, however it is available if your group requires the extra space.
This is our arts and crafts building with a capacity for 20 people. This building is set up for arts and crafts programming most of the year, however it is available if your group requires the extra space.
Parking: The Bonnenfant Y Outdoor Education and Leadership Centre has free parking for over 150 vehicles.

If you're interested in booking our facilitiy, please fill out our online booking form. We'll be in touch after reviewing your needs. You can also call us at the number below. Thank You!


1620 Sixth Line Road, RR #1
Durobin, ON K0A 1T0
Tel: 613.832.1234

Locations offering this program
Bonnenfant Y Outdoor Education and Leadership Centre