Canadian L'Abri

Contact L'Abri Fellowship Canada


Office Telephone:
INT 1 (250) 652-3355

By Postal Mail:
L'Abri Fellowship Canada
6485 West Saanich Road
Saanichton, BC
V8M 1W8

If you are travelling into Canada from another country, there are a few important items to know about the Canadian border.

There are basic travel requirements. See link for any research you'd like to do before entry into Canada. Here is a basic review from the Government of Canada website though.

You must meet some basic requirements to travel to Canada. You must:

  • have a valid travel document, like a passport
  • be in good health
  • have no criminal or immigration-related convictions
  • convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your home country
  • convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit
  • have enough money for your stay.
    • The amount of money you will need depends on how long you will stay and if you will stay in a hotel, or with friends or relatives.

Also, there are important words that should NOT be used, as they are not accurate to your stay here. We highly recommend you do NOT use words such as "work" or "study" or "volunteer". These suggest categories contrary to what L'Abri is, and will require a formal application for a visa. It is preferable to say "retreat" or "just visiting."

Link to BC Ferries

Link to Victoria International Airport

Link to Victoria Transit Authority


Link to Vancouver International Airport

Greater Vancouver Transit Authority

Directions to L’Abri

Schwartz Bay to L'Abri

BC Transit Information

Check the ferry schedule (absolutely gorgeous 90 minute ride through the small Gulf islands) to/from Vancouver Island (Swartz Bay) / Tsawwassen at:

Coming from the USA by ferry

Seattle to Victoria

Anacortes, WA to Sidney, BC

Port Angeles, WA to Victoria