Skycliffe HÜMÜH Buddhist Monastery

Welcome to Skycliffe, HÜMÜH's Monastery and Retreat Centre

Westbridge, British Columbia, Canada

Set your spirit free...

in the pristine, natural beauty
of a 220-acre mountain valley retreat
and nature reserve along the Kettle River Valley.

Let stress and noise fade away...

as your gaze delights in the contours of forested skylines and your hearing attunes to bird song and the murmur from the river. 

Wander sun-dappled hiking trails
and explore wooded mesas...

HÜMÜH Monastery’s Skycliffe Retreat offers a feast
for body, mind, and spirit to enjoy in every season.

2017 Retreats

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the Summer Program

Classes with Wisdom Master Maticintin,
Silent Retreats, Art Workshop & Personal Retreats

We are updating this webpage with more information and pictures ... please check back soon! For information, please contact our friendly HÜMÜH office staff at 1-250-446-2022.

Accommodations

Guest Lodges

Loghouse Guest Lodge - Brava House - Paramita House - Vajra House - Riverside Cabin

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Campground

(open June - August)

Forest Cabins - Tent Cabins - Tenting - RVs

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How to Get to Skycliffe...

We are located in Southern British Columbia, Canada, not far from the U.S. border, near the center of Washington State. We are northeast of Rock Creek in Westbridge, along the banks of the Kettle River.

Driving Directions

FROM KELOWNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Canada)

If you fly into Kelowna International Airport in the Southern Interior of the Province of British Columbia, and rent a car, the drive south to Skycliffe is approximately 2 hours.

  • As you leave Kelowna International Airport, turn L and go south on Hwy 97 for 8 km (1 mile = 1.6 km.)
  • Turn L onto Hwy 33.
  • Continue south on Hwy 33 for approximately 135 km to Westbridge.
  • Just before the bridge, turn L onto Christian Valley Road. 
  • Continue with directions From Westbridge below.
FROM SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (USA)

If you fly into Spokane International Airport in Eastern Washington State, and rent a car, the drive north to Skycliffe is approximately 4-5 hours, plus crossing the US-Canada border.

  • From the airport, take 90 East to 395 North (Exit 281) through Kettle Falls.
  • Continue north to the Laurier Canadian border crossing.
  • Just into Canada, at Cascade turn L on Hwy 3.
  • Follow Hwy 3 west through Grand Forks to Rock Creek.
  • At Rock Creek, turn R on Hwy 33.
  • Continue north on Hwy 33 to Westbridge (about 10 minutes, or approximately 13 km, 1 mile = 1.6 km).
  • After crossing the bridge, continue straight ahead onto Christian Valley Road.
  • Continue with direction From Westbridge
FROM WESTBRIDGE
  • Follow Christian Valley Road northeast along the Kettle River, noting the red kilometer markers and the HÜMÜH signs along the way, until you reach the 27 km marker.
  • Turn R at the HÜMÜH rock mound, onto the small bridge over the river, and cross over the cattle guard.
  • Keep to the R at the fork in the road and follow the HÜMÜH signs for 3 km along Lost Horse Creek Forest Service Road, continuing to keep to the right.
  • Keep going straight onto Kettle River East Forest Service Road, and continue for 1 more km.
  • Enter the Skycliffe Gate, and follow the driveway down Prayer Flag Lane to the parking lot.