Weekend Getaway Marriage Conferences

Fresh Air for Your Relationship!

Weekend Getaways are Back! Soon!

Help and hope is on the horizon! We’re optimistically planning for 10 conferences this coming season in breathtaking locations across Canada. Why not get away, just the two of you, and discover new joy in your relationship. The Summer Special runs July 12-21, which gets you the lowest price of the year for registration or to bless another couple with a gift certificate. For your peace of mind, your registration will be fully refundable should the health situation change.

What is a Weekend Getaway?

A Weekend Getaway is a marriage conference uniquely designed to enrich your relationship. For most couples it’s a chance to reconnect, re-establish the foundation and rekindle romance. For others, it’s a fresh start. For some, it will be the weekend that saves a marriage.

Wherever you’re at in your relationship, this retreat is a weekend to remember. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm, even fun. You’ll hear from real couples doing real life together… God’s way. You’ll be given time to process what you’re learning. And together, you’ll make a plan for a marriage that lasts a lifetime.

  • Three weeks ago we had a conflict that nearly ended our 10 year marriage. This weekend has given us enlightenment, hope, encouragement and strength to re-focus our marriage.

    Husband of 12 Years

  • We are finally able to connect on a deeper level and start understanding each other in ways we didn’t know exist.

    Wife of 3 Years

Your marriage is worth it! Join us.

Dates and Locations Coming Soon!

October 1-3, 2021 Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre Fresh air for your relationship!
November 5-7, 2021 Blue Mountain Resort (Collingwood, ON) Fresh air for your relationship!
November 12-14, 2021 Fairmont Château Whistler Fresh air for your relationship!
November 19-21, 2021 Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Fresh air for your relationship!
February 25-27, 2022 Fairmont Empress (Victoria) Fresh air for your relationship!
March 4-6, 2022 Queen's Landing (Niagara on the Lake) Fresh air for your relationship!
April 1-3, 2022 Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Fresh air for your relationship!
April 22-24, 2022 Fairmont Le Château Montebello Fresh air for your relationship!

What will we do?

The weekend is a blend of full group sessions and downtime for the two of you -­ in fact a date night is built right in. The sessions have a workshop feel, mixing great information with time and tools for you to process what you are learning. And we mean just the two of you. There is no awkward sharing with strangers.

Loving Young Asian Couple
5:00-7:00 Registration
7:00-9:00 Love That Lasts: Marriage Oneness
9:00-10:00 We Need To Talk (Communication)
10:00-11:00 Couples Project
11:00-12:30 Oneness in Disguise (Conflict)
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:30 I Do. No Clue. (Emotional Oneness)
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00 Great Sex
Date Night
9:00-9:15 How Well Do You Know Your Mate?
9:15-10:00 The Heart of Marriage (Spiritual Oneness)
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 5 Things Your Spouse Wants You To Know
11:15-11:45 Couples Project
11:45-12:30 Together For Good: Oneness Plan

What will it cost?

Registration Rates




Per Couple
($140 per person)

Sign up early and save $100.

Offer available for all locations and expires approximately 11 days before each conference start date.




Per Couple
($190 per person)

Regular rate is available until each event start date.




5 Couples
($90 per person)

A great way to strengthen marriages in your church and community! Plus, it works out to be the lowest rate per a couple. *View Group Rate Policy below*

Tips for group leaders




Per Couple
($90 per person)

Available for all pastors serving a congregation in a local church. This is our way of saying thank you for serving your church.

Note: $6 processing fee will be applied to each couple’s registration.


View Group Rate Policy

Groups must be registered at least 2 days before event start date. Registrations within the group are non-refundable but may be transferred to another couple or location. *Any couples above the minimum 5 can be added at the group rate of $180/couple. The group rate also applies to gift certificates when bought in multiples of 5.

Registration rates do not include hotel, meals or parking.

Guests are responsible for booking their own accommodations. Be sure to mention you are a guest with FamilyLife for the discounted room rate (subject to room type availability). Rates and offers may not be combined.

Who else will be there?


Married 0-5 years


Married 20+ years



  • Under 29 20% 20%
  • Age 30-39 30% 30%
  • Age 40-49 25% 25%
  • Age 50-59 20% 20%
  • 60+ 5% 5%
“We came with a good marriage. We leave with a hope for a great marriage because we have identified areas of focus.”
-Husband, 28 Years

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we promote the conference in our church or community?

Absolutely! We greatly appreciate having a little extra help spreading the word about FamilyLife events. To get a promotional package please contact at Phone: 604-514-2135 or Email: info@familylifecanada.com. We also have downloadable material available:

View Downloadable Resources

Is food provided?
The registration fee for the Weekend Getaway includes all materials that you will need for the conference but does not include lodging or meals. When you make your room reservation, ask what services are included and if there is a microwave and refrigerator in the room. Saturday night is designated as “date night”. If you and your spouse choose to enjoy a special dinner out, be sure to make reservations before the weekend to avoid being disappointed.
What should we bring, and what should we wear?
When you check in at the conference, you will receive nametags and booklets, which include space for taking notes. You will need to bring a pen or pencil and a Bible if you wish, but most Scripture passages mentioned during the talks are printed in the manual. If you are interested, you will want to be prepared for purchasing resources from the conference resource center. The weekend is casual in nature, so we recommend dressing comfortably while recognizing temperature changes due to location and season.
Are children permitted?

No. As a courtesy to other participants, we ask that children, including nursing infants, not be brought to the sessions. FamilyLife is unable to provide childcare during the conference. If this prevents you from attending a Weekend Getaway click here to check out our online streaming workshop Together for Good.

Does the hotel offer special room rates for Weekend Getaway guests?

Yes they do. Each hotel has its own discounted room rate. When booking your room let them know you are a guest at FamilyLife’s Weekend Getaway marriage conference and they will honour the special rate for you.

Do we have to stay at the conference hotel? Or can we stay at home and commute?

While it is highly recommended that you and your spouse stay at the conference hotel to experience the weekend in it’s entirety, we do understand some circumstances make this difficult. If for whatever reason you can’t stay at the hotel, agree with your spouse to remove all distractions to get the most of your time together: clear your schedule, don’t check your email, keep the tv off, unplug the phone and find someone to help you with your children. This is a time for you and your spouse to focus on just each other and your relationship.

When we register, is a room automatically reserved for us at the hotel?

All Weekend Getaway guests must book and pay for their own accommodations by contacting the hotel prior to the conference. Hotel information is included with each location description. FamilyLife is unable to make those arrangements for you.

Is it possible to attend or register for only part of the conference?

Each topic builds on the previous topics. Therefore, we do not offer partial registrations.

Does the registration fee include accommodations?

No. The registration fee does not include accommodations, meals or parking.

Is the conference just for troubled marriages?

Not at all. This conference is for everyone, no matter what condition your marriage is in. Past participants range from those in good solid marriages right down to those ready to sign divorce papers. It can either take your marriage from good to great, or to potentially saving it. The conference offers hope.

Is this conference just for Christians?

No. While the conference material is based on biblical principles, it is not exclusive to Christians. The event offers sound practical and applicable marriage teaching for everyone regardless of your beliefs. Our speakers teach from their own experiences in a non-threatening and often humorous way.

Do we need to be married to attend?

Not necessarily, but it is designed to strengthen marriages, so to make the most of your investment we recommend that your relationship is in the process of taking that step. The majority of couples that attend are married, but occasionally engaged couples join us as well and find the conference helpful in starting their marriage off on the right foot.

What is the cancellation policy?

Registration fees are refundable up to seven days prior to the conference, less a $30 per couple cancellation fee. Or, we’ll gladly transfer your registration to another couple, or to a future Canadian conference. If you are unable to attend due to unavoidable last-minute circumstances, please let us know by emailing events@familylifecanada.com or calling 1-800-247-3180 (8:30 – 4:30 PT, Mon-Fri). Please note each hotel has their own cancellation policy that is separate from your registration. Please contact the hotel directly to inquire and make changes to your hotel reservation.