About The Gathering

Join an amazing group of men for a weekend gathering this fall! Surrounded by the forest bordering beautiful Lake Sasamat (about 30 minutes from Vancouver, BC), this event is a rare opportunity to reflect on your quality of life, work with and learn from other men, discover more of yourself, and build relationships both new and old. More importantly, this is a chance to relax and have FUN in the company of strong, gentle, witty and wise men – all in a serene, inspiring, natural environment.

Since 1990 this (mostly) annual event has been organized by and for (mostly) Unitarian men who celebrate and welcome all traditions, backgrounds, orientations and faiths. There is no membership or belief required other than respect for yourself and others.

Much of our time is spent in both structured and informal discussion and conversation, but there is also plenty of opportunity to visit the private beach, walk the trail around the lake, or take on the local biking trails. We’ll also enjoy campfires, opportunities for artistic and musical expression, story-telling and humour, as well as informative workshops celebrating our inherent expertise.

The spacious lodge where we meet daily (which also houses washrooms and showers) has covered porches with indoor and outdoor fireplaces; five meals and snacks are included. We sleep in simple shared, heated cabins in the forest (bring your own towels, soap, sleeping bag and pillow). It’s a camp – no hotel, but not roughing it. No one else lives around the lake. This is a wonderful, quiet, inspiring place for this event. The facilities can accommodate over 80 people but we limit our group to around 45 men to support connection and cohesion. Don’t miss out!

We gather around 5:00 pm, and start at 7:00 pm on Friday and end after lunch on Sunday.

Get ready for a wonderful weekend in the woods!

What does it cost?

Ticket prices are set at $225 for the weekend and includes lodging and 5 meals & snacks. This covers our base costs for venue rental, food, and other small expenses.

Our community maintains a scholarship fund to help bring guys out to the Men’s Gathering who otherwise couldn’t afford it, paid for by a collective of men who can afford to donate. If this cost is prohibitive for you, please email us to request support. All requests are considered confidential.