Explore Our Land

With 600 acres of land to explore, we offer an inspiring setting for everyone to engage, learn, and connect with the natural world. Whether it’s through participating in our spiritual or educational programming, hiking or skiing on our extensive trail network, or renting a plot to grow your own garden, we invite you to explore the sacredness of this land.

“There is something about this land that invites the experience of community, life, and God. Truly the land sustains us.” – James Profit, SJ

The Gifts of the Land

Purchased in 1913 by a group of English-Canadian Jesuits to be a place of prayer and worship, the land is the foundation of our programs at the Centre. The land supports a diversity of ecosystems from forest and stream to field and meadow, and is home to a diversity of plant and animal life.

Old Growth Forest, the 500-year Project

This ecological restoration project aims to foster the conditions for the development of old-growth forest, and to restore Marden Creek. Consider the educational and volunteer opportunities we have to offer!

Come & Explore

Come walk, run, hike, snowshoe, or ski: the natural settings of the Centre allow you to reconnect with the land.

Sacred Space

This land is truly sacred. Over the years we have tried to capture this sentiment through various installments. We invite you to experience these sacred spaces, found scattered across our land.