KDOL

Kunzang Dechen Osel Ling (KDOL) is KKC’s sister retreat centre nestled in the forrest on Mt. Tuam, Salt Spring Island, BC Canada. Our retreat centre accommodates groups and individuals seeking solace in a relaxing environment. KDOL also offers group and individual meditation retreats guided by our resident Lamas.

Booking / Reservation

For retreat reservations please contact the Administrator at kdol268@gmail.com, or 250-380-8610. Reservations are a must. Please book in advance. Prospective retreatants must sign and complete a COVID questionnaire and KDOL access agreement. Note that there is no shuttle or meal service provided this year due to COVID-19. 20% deposit is required for all groups, longer retreats, or holding a spot in busy seasons. Thank you!

What to bring

We do our best to accommodate everyones needs and considering that KDOL is located in the wilderness preparation is a must. Temperatures vary greatly depending on the time of year so please bring clothing that is appropriate for the season.

Checklist of suggested items to bring:
Comfortable walking footwear, if you wish to hike.
Slip-on footwear for indoors (shoes are removed at the door)
Flashlight.
Sleeping bag.
Warm and/or waterproof clothing to suit the season.
Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, towel etc).
Alarm clock.

Getting to KDOL

There are two ferries from the Vancouver Tsawwassen Terminal sailing to Salt Spring Island. We recommend taking ‘Swartz Bay’ ferry and transfer to a second ferry at Swartz Bay sailing to Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island. The complete journey takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes with the connecting ferry taking approximately 30 minutes. When purchasing your ticket inform them that your final destination is Fulford Harbour and you need a “thru fare”.

If you are driving

We suggest that you reserve your ferry ticket in advance online at bcferries.com. The website only allows bookings to Swartz Bay. When checking in and paying for your fare they will adjust your ticket price after telling them that you need a “thru fare to Fulford Harbour”. They will also provide instructions for the “loop” and how to exit the ferry terminal at Swartz Bay and re-enter for boarding the connecting ferry sailing to Fulford Harbour. You must checkin no later than 30 minutes prior to departure.
Drivers Note: The drive up Mt. Tuam to KDOL takes about a 30 minutes. Be aware that it is easy to get lost, and cars have difficulty with the rough and unpaved terrain. You can follow the Google map directions and look for the blue arrows nailed to trees at all road forks. Unless you know the way it is advised to take the KDOL shuttle.

BC Ferries Information

Google map to BC Ferries Tsawwassen Terminal click here
More information at bcferries.com