Name of Church Queen of Peace Monastery
Mailing address Box 1745, Garibaldi Highlands, BC, Canada
Phone number (604) 815-0993
Mass times 8:30 a.m. daily, 10:30 a.m. Sundays. See the website for daily prayer schedule.
Visitors The monastery has a five-room guest house. Visitors are welcome to come individually or in groups to participate in Mass and prayer, or on retreat (offerings requested). Come for the day, or stay overnight. You are asked to remain silent during your time at the monastery, which includes turning off cell phones and other electronic devices. There is a gallery on the grounds where you can buy religious items, including monastic arts created by the sisters. The area has a magnificent view, and there is a Blessed John Paul II trail on the monastery grounds if you’d like to take a walk through the magnificent fields and forests of Canada (look out for bears!) In addition to prayer and walks, you’re welcome to assist the sisters with some manual labors on the grounds (e.g. gardening or splitting wood). The nuns wear the full habit and have a traditional community life. See the website for a map to the monastery.
Additional observations Queen of Peace Monastery is the home of a group of Dominicans nuns of the Order of Preachers outside of Vancouver. It is one of three monasteries in the archdiocese of Vancouver. Vancouver’s orthodox archbishop, Michael Miller, blessed the monastery and chapel upon its completion in 2012. The sisters first came to western Canada from a variety of monasteries in 1999; a key sponsor was the Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament in Farmington Hills MI. They lived in smaller homes before settling in their current location, in the Upper Squamish Valley north of Vancouver.