Rudens Svētki // Fall Fest 2023 - Sept 29-Oct 1


We invite you to Saulaine's Fall Fest / Rudens Svētki 2023 - Friday, Sept 29th until Sunday, October 1st. Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of St. John's Lutheran Latvian Church and over 7 decades of community and land stewardship on this beautiful property along the Nottawasaga River, we welcome ALL friends of the land to partake in a weekend full of nature, art and culture.
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fall fest 2022 




Fence and Flowers at Saulaine

The Property

Saulaine is a wide, wandering property of fields, forest and clay cliffs nestled on the Nottawasaga River. There are flower meadow trails down to the river, and walking paths through the fern and cedar forests. A simple road leads down to the riverside camping area that is an restorative place to stay for couples, families and groups. You can also stay in our variety of cozy rooms across from the Sun Barn, swim in the river, host a late night campfire or celebrate a wedding.

Explore the property.

Saulaine Community


Our diverse, Latvian community, family and friends come together throughout the seasons in Saulaine's secluded and beautiful natural setting to celebrate life in its most simple form: Latvian traditions, song and dance, campfires, weddings and reunions, special church services and retreats, art festivals, as well as specialized workshops. Join us!

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Camp Saulaine Wedding



KEEP LOVE IN THE AIR — Book your 2023 or 2024 wedding in Saulaine

We are almost fully booked for our 2023 wedding season! Please book your 2023 wedding soon. 

Let's keep love in the air. Let's stay hopeful for future gatherings of loved ones and friends.



We offer cozy, rustic comfort for visitors throughout spring, summer and fall. There are places to stay and activities to enjoy for individuals, families and groups visiting or hosting an event.



As the propery of Saulaine includes a vast strech of the Nottawasaga river, fishing is also available. Salmon, trout, and bass are just few examples of the many kinds of fish inhabiting the river.

$15 for a day pass, and $250 for a yearly pass

For questions or to purchase your fishing pass, please contact Ieva Lagzdina at 705-424-1118.


 Motel Rooms


5 rooms available - $140 per night, King-size suite for $210 per night

Bathrooms with showers included

Call 705-424-1118

Saulaine Hotel Room 1

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Riverside Camping


7 sites available

$45/per campsite/per night (up to 6 people and 3 tents and one car)

Extra car: $10/night.

Call 705-424-1118

Saulaine Camping

Welcome to Saulaine

Saulaine, established in 1952, is St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Latvian Church of Toronto’s Christian retreat  centre. Rooted in the Lutheran Latvian Christian tradition and building on the history of the Latvian Lutheran community in the Toronto area, we value:

The spiritual journey  ∙ compassion ∙ unity in diversity 

Nature ∙ ecological sustainability

The education and celebration of Latvian traditions

The property is available year-round for religious retreats, social functions, concerts and other outdoor events. This beautiful country property is located on the Nottawasaga River about 90 minutes north of Toronto and 20 minutes south of Barrie, Ontario.

Outdoor Chapel Service in Progress