Meeting Rooms and Accommodations
Let us host your next group meeting, conference, or retreat!
The Bonnenfant Y Outdoor Education and Leadership Centre (BYOC) is the perfect location for your conference, staff retreat, group event or meeting. We offer a variety of meeting venues and programs ideal for corporate groups, church groups, community organizations, school groups, and more! Located on 30 acres of field, forest, trails and rugged shoreline on the Ottawa River, the BYOC is only a 30 minute drive from downtown Ottawa and 10 minutes from Kanata.
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.
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.
If you are simply looking for a meeting location, we can provide you with the room(s), food service and equipment.
Meeting and Break-out Rooms, and Outdoor Gathering Spaces
BYOC has recently undergone a major site renovation and the addition of new buildings and equipment, as well as updates to existing buildings, means the BYOC is well equipped to serve the needs of your group. Facilities can accommodate 15 to 300 participants for a single day program and up to 125 for overnight programs. See below for accommodation options.
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
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.