About This Event

We’ve all had those triumphant moments when we achieved something we once believed impossible. Whether physical or mental, these occasions encourage us to continue to step beyond our present limitations, and to discover new powers within ourselves. This is the spirit of THRIVE, and the culture that we foster on every trip. Our staff of athletes, artists, dance and yoga instructors, body therapists, coaches, optimists, and inspiration junkies is committed to helping you reach your full potential, in an atmosphere that is supportive, friendly, and non-competitive.

Sample Itinerary:
(*details are subject to change / all meals are vegetarian with some pescatarian options)


  • 10:00 AM Pick up at Vancouver Airport
  • Drive to Horseshoe Bay for 11:55 AM ferry to Langdale
  • 1:00 PM Lunch at Black Bean Café
  • 2:30 PM Drop off at Henderson Beach Retreat to unpack/unwind
  • 6:00 PM Dinner prepared by Chef Alice
  • 8:00PM Sunset/Full moon paddle boarding excursion


  • We offer a self-serve breakfast.  When we travel, we like to wake up slowly on our own terms and at Henderson Beach Retreat, you can do this too.  There is fresh fruit, a selection of cereals, local bread and pastries, yogurt and coffee.
  • Morning yoga and meditation on the beach/on your paddle board
  • Time to relax, forest bathe, view tidal rapids and abundant marine life
  • Dinner at Henderson Beach Retreat
  • Optional evening meditation and/or walk


  • Morning yoga and meditation
  • Self-serve breakfast
  • Gibsons – Kayak to Keats Island, one of the larger islands in Howe Sound, located offshore from the community of Gibsons in the Sunshine Coast. Other than a few cleared fields, the entire island is covered with forest.  There are several beaches around the island and a prominent rocky outcrop called Salmon Rock at the southwest end
  • Picnic Lunch
    Nature walk through Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park (“Keats Loop” – Intermediate 2km)
  • Dinner at Henderson Beach Retreat
  • Optional evening meditation and/or walk


  • Morning yoga
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Cycling trip to Gibsons – leisurely pace (20km ~130m elevation)
  • Shopping/free time/markets
  • Dinner at Henderson Beach Retreat
  • Optional evening meditation and/or walk


  • Morning walk
  • Self-serve breakfast
  • Soames Hill (Intermediate 2km – 250m elevation) is a steep hike located in Gibsons and has incredible views of Keats Island and the Strait of Georgia. The hike follows a steep set of stairs offering a great workout that is rewarded by breathtaking views & a picnic lunch.
  • Swimming at Roberts Creek Beach
  • Farewell dinner
  • Optional evening meditation


  • Self-serve breakfast
  • Pack and head for 10:55 AM ferry
  • Granville Island Market – lunch & shopping
  • 4:00 PM Flight to Toronto
  25 Jul 2019
  30 Jul 2019

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