A lot of places talk locavore; we live it. And it’s a year-round commitment touching on every aspect of what we do here. We source a good portion of our produce on property for much of the year, thanks to our extensive farm-garden and geodesic growing dome. With this abundance, our innovative culinary team led by Alain Van Den Meerssche creates authentic, place-based cuisine that’s sophisticated yet unpretentious, drawing on local ingredients and multicultural influences. It fits with Canada—and is truly representative of this place in the world. Expect healthy, organic fare to fuel the minds and enrich the outcomes of your meeting or retreat.
Food equals passion for Executive Chef Alain Van Den Meerssche, who has spent his life surrounded by the work of growing, preparing and serving great food. For the chef and his team of talented culinary creatives, second only to putting together delectable, place-based dishes is sharing them with others. Prepare to be delighted.
You can feel good about staying and eating here. And even non-foodies will marvel at our two-acre bluff-top farm-garden, a terraced cornucopia of creeping bean vines, giant purple cabbages, corn stalks, sprawling pumpkins and squashes, rows of tidy green carrot tops and five-foot-high fuschia bergamot. Then there’s our geodesic dome, a 42-foot-wide, 17-foot-high solar-heated growing space and veritable jungle of hot house tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and eggplant reaching some 10 feet up towards the triangular polycarbonate plastic ceiling panels.
It’s all part of our 12-month sustainability program a huge source of pride. Everything—our plastics, composting, recycling—plays a role. We compost all corporate event food waste, which goes back into the soil. It’s what makes our flowers so pretty and our vegetables so flavourful. We harvest produce for our kitchen year-round, supplying all of it ourselves during the growing season.
Our beverage program is just as inspired as the cuisine at The Brew Creek Centre. Let us design custom cocktails with creative flower or herb garnishes just harvested from our Growing Dome or a themed wine, spirits or beer program catering to your group. Our expertly trained staff will also match your menu with premium wines at exceptional value and your group can take advantage of our full-service bar.
“We did not want to go to a conventional hotel. At The Brew Creek Centre, we are in nature and it feels like a village, which is the atmosphere we were looking for. The meeting facility is perfect and there is a thoughtfulness to the design of the property. The service is professional and the food is mind blowing.”
“In June 2018 we hosted our company’s first Cynefin™ Retreat and Train-the-Trainer event in North America at The Brew Creek Centre. On arrival we were all delighted and in awe by the beauty of the property. The staff were very attentive to every detail and helped to make our retreat memorable for all our international guests. When you have guests say to you they are considering coming again because of the amazing location, accommodations, and food you know you’ve selected a magical place to host your corporate event!”
“Our executive retreat was focused on inspiration so we needed a space that was not a typical basement boardroom – We needed to be removed from the distractions of the outside world and other guests. At The Brew Creek Centre, we were in a beautiful, secluded environment, in the middle of nature, with excellent service and incredible food. It’s a great balance: deluxe, but not overstimulating.”
“It was such a pleasure to convene our national cohort at The Brew Creek Centre, on beautiful Squamish territory. The setting was inspiring and the meals were resplendent, showcasing abundance and creativity within the sustainable, mostly plant-based meals we requested. The meeting spaces were dreamy for facilitation, with versatile configurations and lots of light. Our group was comfortable in the loft-style rooms that enabled privacy within shared accommodations. We were anchored in a real sense of gratitude to be at such a special place.”
“The Meeting space plays a huge role in the success and outcomes of our meeting. It is calming, comfortable and chic. It is another world away from Vancouver. Guest rooms are fantastic. Service brilliant. 10/10.”
“As an event producer, I know how difficult it can be to organize, plan, execute large groups and experiences. You do it flawlessly.”
“The silence allows for clarity. Nature provides a canvas for reflection. The creek running through the property creates a connection to the environment and the outdoors. We are mentally nourished by the environment – and nourished as well by the food that is made with heart and care. The meeting space is perfect; accommodations wonderful. Love that it is immaculately clean. And not having to deal with a ferry is a huge plus.”
“A very smooth planning process and seamless execution. It allows us to unplug and focus on personal development. Serene and beautiful.”
“We were blown away by how beautiful the property was and the overall experience. The accommodation was fantastic and really spacious for our group, and the expansive grounds make it a great place for all kinds of events. We were blown away by the food throughout the weekend and how accommodating they were to our needs. The team at Brew Creek made our experience an unforgettable one and we look forward to coming back!”
“The Brew Creek Centre is transformative. The setting has the ability to take people out of their everyday reality. People are more open and engaged. The meshing and cohesion of the group happens much faster and the setting is much more conducive to exploration and learning. And because of the meeting venue, despite very long days, our people leave re-charged.”
“The Gathering space offers lots of natural light, which made for an atmosphere where our meeting participants felt relaxed and inspired – and that in turn helped elevate the quality of the discussion.“
“10/10. The Brew Creek Centre incorporates fantastic food and an excellent environment for team building and knowledge exchange. The wonderful and caring staff were a pleasure to work with every step of way in planning and executing our company retreat. I highly recommend The Brew Creek Centre for any group looking for a one-of-a-kind venue for meetings/retreats/events.”
“The Brew Creek Centre is a hidden gem. It’s important that our annual retreat is embedded in the memory of the participants, and is inspiring, strategic, educational and promotes conversation. The stunning natural setting fosters collaboration and connection, and the facilities are well equipped for all of our needs.”
“The Brew Creek Centre is a benchmark when we talk to clients. It is the ideal venue with the right mix of upscale and rustic. We chose this venue based on the potential brand affiliation with our client-namely, premium brand! [The team] absolutely loved it. What a magical place!”
“The Brew Creek Centre is the gold standard for retreat space. As a retreat leader there for over fifteen years, I would go nowhere else. The natural beauty of the creek and old forest combined with the flower, vegetable and herb gardens provides the backdrop for the top-class accommodation and meeting spaces. The Brew Creek staff team are exemplary– no request is ever too big and you feel that your stay really matters to them. Over the years they have become family to us.”
“A perfect venue for team-building or a corporate retreat. It conveniently offered everything our company was looking for; a great mixture of people having their own space, and being able to gather together-exclusively at our leisure. Would recommend for anyone looking for a professional ‘one-stop-shop’ get-away package.”
“From the professionalism of the entire team, to the idyllic and beautifully laid out location, The Brew Creek Centre allowed our team to get down to strategic visioning, while still allowing space for personal connection. Upon arrival the location allowed everyone to switch gears from the city to easily focus on our program. Everyone loved the meeting spaces, the perfect facilities for our company retreat.”
“The transition between the buildings is seamless, and refreshing. When you are deeply immersed in the activities of your corporate retreat, as we are, it’s great to get out, get some fresh air, and unplug for a moment. There are many benefits to this distance and time for reflection.”
“Every interaction with The Brew Creek Centre has been respectful, prompt, and meaningful. Barclay and Pamela’s vision of creating a sustainable oasis in the woods for people to come to for reflection and celebration is unparalleled. We felt supported through every stage of planning and delivery. The food was both delicious and beautifully presented. Thank you for everything you are doing.”
“Seldom does one come across a facility that combines the peacefulness of Brew Creek, with a fantastic workshop space (full of light and surrounded by forest and gardens), great accommodation, exquisite food and the personal care and attention that Pamela, Barclay and their team provide. Of all the venues I use for my programs across Canada, this is one of my absolute favourites.”
“This was the first time our group has not been in a traditional hotel environment. Our group experienced how valuable it is to spend time together outside of working, in an exclusive private location, and all within our workable budget. Everyone was so hospitable, so welcoming, yet always gave us space. The food was special, unique and in fact elegant- a mix of simple yet enlightening with different types of pairings.”
“Every aspect of The Gathering at Brew Creek is purposeful. You can feel the energy of the architecture. There is a natural rhythm to being in the space. In the meeting space, the focus is on room. I was with people who had left all other distractions outside. As a presenter, this focus sets the stage for meaningful dialogue and outcomes. You are in tune with the outdoor environment. People loved being in this space where the views are amazing and there is all natural light. It is simply wonderful.”
“There is a power in The Brew Creek Centre to create shifts in how people interact. Such a tremendous natural setting: All conducive to achieving retreat goals. Participants de-couple from business and every day lives, challenges and a hectic pace. There is such value here. Magical things can happen to expedite change. Speaking as a facilitator: The ingredients of fresh air, water, the sound of creek, light through the trees—the creation of space and being able to walk in stillness — this is what moves people in different ways. Fosters connection.”