Book your own Offsite Accommodation

Book your own private or semi-private accommodation in Chestermere, at the Best Western, which is the only hotel in the town.

  • The Best Western is a 10-minute walk or 2-minute drive to the Chestermere Recreation Centre, and it's a 10-minute drive from the Best Western to Camp Chestermere.
  • There will be buses available for course participants going between the hotel, Camp Chestermere and the Recreation Centre throughout the course.
  • (Note that some course events will be held at Camp Chestermere, and some will be held at the Chestermere Recreation Centre. The schedule will be finalized closer to the event dates.)
The Best Western Prices (before taxes)
Single king room $124.99 / per night / max 2 people
Double queen room $124.99 / per night / max 4 people
King suite $134.99 / per night / max 4 people
Queen suite $154.99 / per night / max 6 people

$10 extra per person is added to the room price when there are more than 2 people in a room, i.e., 3 in a room +$10 to base price; 4 in a room +$20.
After September 6th, Hotel prices may increase.

***You must contact The Best Western Chestermere through their Direct toll-free number at +1-844-383-7444 to reserve your room. We will not be reserving rooms for people through the registration process.
Please let the staff know you are booking with the Diamond Way Buddhist Group.

*** Note: You will need to choose your own roommate(s) and let the hotel know the names of those staying in the room. One credit card is needed to hold your reservation. Once you arrive each individual will be required to provide their credit card information to pay for their own share of the accommodations.

If you are looking for people to share a room with at the hotel, you can use the course room share board. Connect to <> Room Share Board

Central BW booking does not reserve block rooms online or by phone. If you call the number on the Best website or try to do it online, you will be told the hotel is full.
Breakfast is included if you stay at the Best Western. No other meals are included with this option, but there are plenty of places to eat nearby.

Call to make your Best Western hotel reservation: Direct toll-free +1-844-383-7444

The Best Western <> Website <> Google Map
200 Marina Drive
Chestermere, AB

There are also a few AirBnB places in Chestermere.

This is a hybrid course. For attendees staying at Camp Chestermere all of your meals will be provided at the camp. For people staying at the Best Western breakfast is included and there are a variety of eating places in the town only minutes walking distance from the hotel. Only those staying at Camp Chestermere eat there.

Camp Chestermere
Sorry, fully booked

Camp Chestermere is a beautiful facility on Chestermere Lake. Some course events will be held here.

It’s also possible to tent it at the Camp, but the weather could be very cold at the end of September in this part of the world, so you will need winter camping gear if you want to do this (i.e. a sleeping bag that is rated to -5 degrees Celsius/23 degrees Fahrenheit). There are no hook ups at the Camp and using the facility requires the person to choose the Camp Chestermere accommodation and food option. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included for people staying at the camp.

Camp Chestermere <> Website <> Google Map
1041 East Lakeview Road
Chestermere, AB T1X 1B1

Don't forget: What to bring

  • Meditation cushion, mat and/or blanket (to protect ankles & feet from the hard floor), and everything else you use for your personal practice
  • Warm sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries and flipflops for the showers, for those staying at Camp Chestermere!
  • Comfortable outdoor walking shoes
  • Clothing for cold Canadian nights – it could be quite chilly at the end of September, check the forecast before you pack!
  • Cash for snacks and beverages
  • Reusable water bottle and/or a thermos

You don't have to bring your own dishes.


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