RIVERSTONE
ECO-RETREAT

Celebrating people and the planet is in our nature.

The Centre

The vision behind Riverstone was to create a welcoming environment where people can connect with nature, explore and learn, celebrate humanity, and take a break from life’s challenges, all in a beautiful natural setting.

Riverstone is owned by Elephant Thoughts, a unique local charity that supports education for the worlds’ most vulnerable children. By booking your event at Riverstone, you are raising funds to support our work in Canada and around the globe.

This magnificent, family-friendly, pet-friendly, accessible gem is ideal for a variety of events:

  • Weddings
  • Conferences
  • Non-profit Fundraisers and AGMs
  • Family Celebrations
  • Yoga and Spiritual Retreats

For more information, visit the Elephant Thoughts website.

Learn

At the heart of all Elephant Thoughts work is education, making Riverstone a place of learning and collaboration.  We host educational programs and events that focus on:

  • Sustainable Building
  • Food Sustainability and Regenerative Farming
  • Cultural Programs
  • Arts and Music Festivals
  • Environmental Science
  • Collaborative Retreats for Non-Profit Organizations

On any day at Riverstone you might find a Buddhist Monk and a Métis Elder comparing notes, a renowned Indigenous Chef teaching a group of Native youth food foraging, or a group of Syrian refugee woman teaching culinary arts. Elephant Thoughts engages science to excite students about the learning process. Here, youth can discover the universe through telescopes or learn about stream ecology in the Saugeen. 

Retreat

Replace the busy sounds of the city with birds singing, coyotes calling, and the Saugeen River rippling over stones.

At Riverstone one  can unplug, relax, rejuvenate.

Popular at Riverstone:

  • Bird watching and nature photography
  • Hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Starry nights around the camp fire
  • Tubing or swimming in the river
  • Playing a family game of beach volleyball

 

Retreat

Replace the busy sounds of the city with birds singing, coyotes calling, and the Saugeen River rippling over stones.

At Riverstone one  can unplug, relax, rejuvenate.

Popular at Riverstone:

  • Bird watching and nature photography
  • Hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Starry nights around the camp fire
  • Tubing or swimming in the river
  • Playing a family game of beach volleyball

 

Celebrate

Riverstone is a special place for families to unite and celebrate milestones. Many of our guests return annually to host their family reunions. The forest labyrinth and along the river are both magical places to hold your wedding.

The covered pavilion can accommodate 200 for dinner, and multiple unique buildings can accommodate 40 overnight guests with an additional number hosted in the campground.

Land Acknowledgement

Riverstone is proud to acknowledge the lands that we share at Riverstone Retreat have been occupied for over 8,000 years. These are the traditional territories of the Petun, and later the traditional territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation and the members of the Three Fires Confederacy (Odawa, Potawatomi and Ojibway). These First Peoples are the past, present and future caretakers of this land. We also share these lands with many diverse peoples.

Your Events Give Back!

By staying at Riverstone Eco-Retreat, you are contributing positively to the environment and the global community. Feel good knowing that your event creates a positive effect and that you are giving back and helping others.

  • Working with our caterers ensures you are supporting local farms, eating organic food, and helping to ensure local food sustainability.
  • Hosting your event at Riverstone exposes your guests to new ways of thinking.
  • Proceeds from your event help children worldwide.

Further your impact by adding activities like tree planting into your wedding ceremony or other events.

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RIVERSTONE RETREAT

233639 Concession 2 WGR
Durham, Ontario
Canada N0G 1R0

Phone: 705.444.2012 x 215
Toll Free: 1.866.702.5552 x 215

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