Spirit - Celebration - Nature

Welcome to Saulaine, "a sunlit place".  The 197 acres of river, meadows and forest provide a beautiful setting for spiritual retreats, weddings, family gatherings, adult workshops and children's camps. The retreat centre is the cherished property of St. John's Ev. Latvian Lutheran Church of Toronto.

Camping and Motel Rooms Available Now!




Stay at Beautiful Saulaine

Saulaine Family Camp Out July 10-24, 2021. Teltošanas nedelas Saulainē! In place of summer camp, we have reserved our two weeks for families to camp or glamp out by the river, or to rent one of our newly renovated motel rooms! The Manse or the Barracks may be rented out by a larger family or group that meets Ontario covid regulations in July. Daily, volunteer-led activities will be offered for kids and adults at a small cost. Bookings will be made on a first come first served basis. Don't miss out! Sanāksim. Ja vēlaties noorganizēt kādu programmu bērniem vai pieaugušiem, lūdzu dodiet zinju. Attn: Saulaine Committee : saulainerc@gmail.com.

To book a camping spot or room: 705-424-1118.

Please note: This is not a day or overnight camp and we do not offer babysitting. Some informal activities will be offered. Swimming safety is each family’s responsibility. For overnight stay you must be 19 years old or older or accompanied by an adult. Due to covid restrictions, food is the responsibility of individual families.



Saulaine Nottawasaga River

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 2022 wedding in Saulaine

To all our wedding clients of 2020 and 2021, we send our sincerest apologies and we regret the hardships of cancelling your wedding due to ongoing Ontario covid restrictions. Let's keep love in the air. Let's stay hopeful for future gatherings of loved ones and friends.


Motel Rooms and Tent Camping

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


If you are looking to visit Saulaine this spring and summer, please be assured that we are following government COVID guidelines closely. For questions or to book your visit, please contact Robin Gibbons at 705-424-1118.

Walking on a trail at Saulaine

New Motel Rooms


4 rooms available

Special offer until June 1st  - $89/per night

Without discount $110

Call 705-424-1118

Saulaine Hotel Room 1

Saulaine Hotel Room 2

Riverside Camping


10 sites available

$39/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