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Our studio space is located at the beautiful Tekarra Lodge. We are provided with a preferred rate on accommodations for any or all weeks attended. We require that people coming to the Retreat make their booking with Tekarra Lodge to ensure the continued use of the studio space.

Click here to access the Tekarra Lodge website. 

Nov Tekarra Lodge Totems

Using the Tekarra Lodge Link above, please do not use the “Reservation” phone number on their website. We have a different phone number and booking procedure for all Retreats. The number to use is 1-800-709-1827 between Oct. 15, 2022 through April 30, 2023.

Tekarra Lodge is a rustic collection of rooms and cabins varying from a  1-bed suite to a 2-bedroom cabin. (Have a look at their website.) It is located just 1.7 km from Jasper and easily within walking distance to the Jasper town-site. All cabins are supplied with everything you need to stay for a week, including kitchen facilities: you just have to bring your own food. There are also BBQs provided upon request. Each cabin has a spacious deck with chairs provided and is a great place to relax after painting each day.

There are rooms for rent in the Lodge above the Restaurant (just down the hall from the studio space). These rooms do not have cooking facilities, but Tekarra Lodge provides a full complimentary breakfast in their restaurant for anyone staying in these rooms. The restaurant offers fabulous food that will satisfy the most discerning palette. Each meal is an experience; the atmosphere is second to none.

There are no television sets, but Wireless Internet service is provided.

To enable us to continue our Retreats at Tekarra Lodge, the executive has made the decision that from now on, all new Attendees to the Retreat are required to stay at the Lodge.  The reason for this is if we don’t have enough cabins rented during the Retreat, Tekarra will no longer allow us to hold our Retreats there.  All past participants will be grandfathered in at their own desired lodgings.

When booking your cabin or room you need to call:

or 1-780-852-3058

Whatever number you call, you need to use the new booking codes for the 2023 Retreat you would like to attend. If you don’t use the booking code, you will not receive the discounted rate Tekarra offers to us. Tekarra Lodge is requiring us to book our cabins significantly in advance of our Retreats. See these dates below:

  • Spring (May) Retreat – ATL-GFC862 – May 28 – June 02, 2023. Cut off date for code is April 10, 2023.
  • Autumn (September) Retreat ATL-GFC863 – Sept. 17 – Sept. 22, 2023. Cut off date is July 31, 2023.
  • Autumn (September) Retreat ATL-GFC864 – Sept. 24 – Sept. 29, 2023. Cut off date is July 31, 2023.


When you call the 1-800 number, one of the Agents will quote various cabins available and you can choose whatever suits your needs.  (Remember, that if you can gather 2-3 people to come, it is more economical to share a cabin.) Tekarra Lodge does have a cancellation policy for those people who don’t show up after booking.  Please ask Tekarra what this policy is when you book with them.

Although pets are accepted at Tekarra, we would ask that no animals be brought up to the studio or out on location. Some people might be allergic to dogs or cats, and on location they might attract wild animals and/or disturb the peace and serenity that we all enjoy when painting outside. Thank you.

Many of us book WELL in advance (sometimes up to one year), so please keep this in mind if there is a specific cabin you might desire.  Participants have shared a cabin to make the week more affordable, which again has made their experience richer. When you register, if you are looking to share accommodations, please mention it to Sam Wilson and she will try to help you.

If coming from Banff and Calgary, Tekarra Lodge is located on Hwy 93A. The turn-off is just after the turn-off to Whistler’s Campground. Turn right onto Hwy 93A and it will be on your right after the bridge. This turn is before you reach the town of Jasper. If you find you are in the town, you missed it.

Here are maps to guide you.

Tekarra and Jasper
Jasper and Area
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