Camp Artaban rental services have been affected by COVID-19

The Artaban team has been following the guidelines from the health authorities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As seen on our front page, we are currently working with BC Camps Association and local health authorities to determine what our rental and camping seasons will look like. Please feel free to inquire about renting our campsite and take a look at the information below about what we offer. 


Trust your next group adventure with Camp Artaban

Camp Artaban is a perfect location and outdoor centre for your group event, retreat, reunion, or group celebration. Our 67 acre Gambier Island private property offers nature lovers access to one of the least developed West Coast Gulf Island environments. Situated a 30 minute boat ride from Metro Vancouver, you will experience a world away from urban life and enjoy ocean waterfront, forests, trails, and numerous facilities on our island paradise. We can accommodate groups up to 165 providing guests with accommodation, food service, activities, and flexible spaces for your unique needs. We welcome private groups, clubs, non-profit organizations, schools, corporations, film crews, churches, and family weddings and reunions.

Many of our groups return year after year. 

Get To Know Camp Artaban

Welcome Tour

Map of Camp Artaban

Flexible Dates & Stays:  Artaban is vibrant and beautiful all year. Most groups rent for a minimum of 2 nights and get better value the longer they stay.  Prime Time Rates apply May to November.  July and August availability is limited.

Location, Location, Location:  So close to the city, but a world away! Take Metro Vancouver public transit to the dock, or drive and park (for a fee), and enjoy a private water taxi ride to the island.

Proximity:  The surrounding wilderness and ocean are perfect settings for more adventure activities such as sea kayaking, sailing, scuba and trekking.  Our neighbours include Crown Land, 3 Nature Preserves and 2 Provincial Parks.  Explore Burt’s Bluff, Mt. Artaban and Gambier Lake for incredible and magical experiences. 

Custom Program:  Work with us to design a program to fit your unique needs.  You can DIY your event, self-cater and arrange your own transportation to really personalize your event and keep costs down.  Alternatively, we can take care of all that for you, including providing wholesome meals and skilled staff including lifeguarding, climbing and archery staff. We are happy to work with your event planning team or catering provider for that unique “signature” event.

Authentic:  Camp Artaban is part of British Columbia camp history, being one of the oldest operating camps in the province.  Since 1923 it has evolved to include modern amenities, including showers, flush toilets, power generator and activities including boating facilities, swimming, wharf, and climbing walls.  The facilities are rustic and the land is in a relatively wilderness condition consistent with rural tranquility and ecological balance.

Affordable and Local:  We are a British Columbia independent not-for-profit organization and registered charity committed to providing camping experiences for all ages.  Our volunteers drive our operations and are supported by a small group of paid staff. We rent to all groups and our fees are used to recover our costs and sustain the camp for future generations. Camp Artaban has a successful tradition of delivering children’s and family summer Christian camps for almost 100 years.

Value: Group rental rates are on a sliding scale based on the size of your group and the length of stay.
For example: a group of 60 people are staying 2 nights. Our rate would be less than $80 per person per night. This includes lodging and 3 meals each day.  A longer stay reduces the cost per night.
Optional extras can be added with an extra cost for specialized programs (eg. lifeguards, climbing wall) and additional facilities and services can be added as well. Camp Artaban allows groups to self-cater which can reduce rates.  Contact us for an estimate based on your unique needs.

How to Book:  Tell us your interests and needs; We will prepare a personalized quote for your preferred dates and answer all your questions.  To confirm the booking, a contract is signed and non-refundable deposit is taken.  A damage deposit is also required at the time of booking

Next Steps

Contact us by email at to begin your inquiry.