Photo Credit. Gerold Sigl / NWT Tourism

NWT Women’s Retreat

The Northwest Territories is a beautiful place to explore.  It is filled with beautiful diamonds waiting to be discovered.  We are giving the women of Alberta an opportunity to go to Hay River to participate in a biennial ladies retreat hosted by the Hay River Pentecostal Church.  Here you will meet amazing women (and men) who love to have connection with the southern part of our district.  This is a chance for you to be blessed, as well as be a blessing!

Event details


Spring 2019


Hay River, NWT


Women or handymen wanting to hear from God and love on others.


Registration Fee $80
Accommodations $105
Transportation $315

Hay River

Hay River is a town in the Northwest Territories, Canada, located on the south shore of Great Slave Lake, at the mouth of the Hay River. Known as “the Hub of the North”, travelers journeying onward must travel through Hay River on their way to other communities in the NWT.

Northwest Territories

If you’re in Edmonton, you won’t get to the Northwest Territories until you drive at least nine hours north on the bicentennial highway. Flights to Hay River take just as long and can cost upwards of $1000. In the winter rivers turn to ice, which are cleared into roads, and allow for increased travel.

Women’s Retreat

This event is hosted by the ABNWT District of the PAOC once every two years. Our vision is that it would be a connecting point for women from all over the Northwest Territories and Alberta and provide encouragement for those who live in the North.

Take The Bus

One of our favourite parts of this retreat is connecting people from all over our district. If you’ve never been to NWT or a heart for the people of the North, we invite you to join us in Edmonton to take a coach bus to Hay River. Anyone can come! Along the way, we’ll make a few stops and do a little sight-seeing. And if you live en route, let us know and we’ll pick you up.


If you’re not from Hay River, we can make sure you have a place to sleep. If you choose to book your accommodations through us, we’ll arrange your stay in semi-shared, furnished apartments. Bedding is provided and suites are equipped with kitchen facilities.

Why go?

  • Experience northern Canada
  • Meet some really great people
  • Develop personal gratitude
  • Grow in your walk with God
  • Love on those who live in isolation



  • 6:45am: Load Bus
  • 7:00am: Leave Edmonton
    Coffee in Whitecourt
    Lunch in Peace River
    NWT Border & Twin Falls
  • 9:00pm: Arrive in Hay River


  • 5:45am: Load Bus
  • 6:00am: Leave Hay River
    Coffee in High Level
    Lunch in Peace River
  • 7:30pm: Arrive in Edmonton

Registration Opens Winter 2018/2019