Information about Camp Chief Hector YMCA
Celebrate your special day at the wonderful location of Camp Chief Hector YMCA. The venue is located in Bow Valley Provincial Park, Alberta, only a short 40 minutes drive west of Calgary. The camp opened in 1930 and served as a place for exploring spiritual values and leisurely activities. In addition to quality programs for children, youths, and adults, Camp Chief Hector YMCA offers rustic lodge rental spaces for your special occasion. Mesmerizing woodland areas, ponds, lakes, and mountains provide the ideal backdrop for your event.
Facilities and capacity
Camp Chief Hector boasts two event spaces for couples to choose from. These include the Hector Lodge and the Bowfort Lodge. The Hector Lodge can seat up to 300 guests and The Bowfort Lodge has the capacity to accommodate up to 160 guests. The venue covers a total area of 1000 acres of land.
The talented event coordination team behind Camp Chief Hector YMCA will make sure that all the details of your wedding are taken care of. Ample locations are available for photo shoots.
The venue is located around 100 km from Calgary International Airport. It is approximately 20 mins East of Canmore off Highway 1.
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Brennan Kennedy, Married on 16/06/2018
Wedding At Camp Chief Hector
All the staff were great and knowledgeable. They were eager to help out and they all were very helpful in setting up and take down. This is a beautiful venue and a great price! The food there was incredible. The value of the meal was great you get so much with your meal for a reasonable price!
Darlene Paranaque, Married on 09/06/2018
Best Wedding Venue
Camp Chief Hector was a fantastic wedding venue. We took advantage of the large open space to have yard games for the kids, Chilver Lake for some mid-day canoeing with our wedding guests, and the amphitheatre area for a late-night bonfire. We were told by several of our guests ... View more that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Some of our highlights were the food (gourmet burgers with all the fixings you can imagine), the extensive alcohol selection and the canoe that it was displayed in, large tipis where we and several of our guests stayed for the night of the wedding, and of course the canoeing on the lake. The YMCA staff was incredibly accommodating and it was truly a professional and exceptional wedding experience overall. We highly recommend this venue! Thank you!
Justine Fisher, Married on 12/05/2018
Perfect Venue, Perfect Weekend!
Camp Chief Hector was a dream! We got married May 12, 2018 (just this past weekend) and it was the perfect weekend at the perfect venue. Honestly I started searching for a venue as soon as I could after getting engaged because I was looking for a specific venue background (meadow ... View more surrounded by trees with mountains in the background) and as soon as I saw the meadow before the lake at CCH, I was sold. After touring around the site with John, he told us what would all be supplied by them for the wedding weekend and I couldn’t say yes fast enough. We were given access to the venue at 4pm on Friday until noon on Sunday, we would be provided all linens, plates, silverware, tables, glasses – everything you would need for a reception they were able to provide, as well as food and the bar! We stayed on site at the forest house the whole weekend with our wedding party and immediate family, and it was honestly so relaxing to not have to leave the site after we finished setting up. We were able to begin set up at 4pm on Friday to have everything ready for the wedding the next day, and then we had to be out of there by noon on Sunday, but honestly we didn’t need any more time to get out of there. We had our reception in the Hector Lodge and their blank slate set up system was fantastic because I had such a specific vision in my head, it just all came to fruition because I could do whatever I wanted to the space and make my dream come true. The food was fantastic (thank you Kelly!), the bar was so pretty with such lovely wait staff (thank you to the woman with pink hair who gave me a big glass of water!), and they were so accommodating to everything we required. I would say the only downside is how far it is from accommodations for guests, but we hired a bus service to help our guests get to and from the venue and everyone seemed to enjoy that aspect. As well, there are many places onsite for guests to stay if they so choose. It was truly the best venue we could have asked for and John was so helpful when answering any questions that came up before the big day. Plus, there was no need to leave the venue throughout the wedding day because there were perfect spaces for pictures all throughout the site! I would recommend this venue to anyone who asked me because I couldn’t have been happier with my experience.
Andy Huerlimann, Married on 05/05/2018
Amazing Wedding Venue - Top Value!!
If you're reading this, you are likely shopping for a venue and considering lots and lots, so I'll be succinct: - Book this place, it's amazing. - We evaluated over 50 venues throughout BC and AB and Camp Chief Hector (CCH) offered the best overall value - CCH Staff were ... View more professional, helpful, knowledgeable, and all round wonderful to work with on our wedding (In particular, John was very patient with our many questions, and his clarity/assistance made our planning much easier) - The venue is stunning! - The venue has lots of space (helped to keep our young guests happy as they could run around) - The onsite "Forest House" was a wonderful option for us (Bride/Groom) and a many other guests for comfortable onsite accommodation - The Head Chef is very nice, and very talented. I recommend contacting them to inquiry about the next tasting event. We had a blast at ours and it really helped to make decisions for our reception dinner. We got married in early May and our guests (over 100) got to enjoy scenic views, various walking trails, Archery, Rock Climbing Wall, Vertical Challenge Course, yard games, live music outside, outdoor wedding ceremony, yummy meals, camping in Tipis, Sun Set outdoor yoga, camp fire and s'more station, and a special visit from a few Llamas I brought in a surprise for my wife. CCH was wonderful in helping us to pull off a fairy tale/EPIC wedding weekend! We had visualized a venue that we could pull of a theme: "Classy in Nature", and Camp Chief Hector was perfect. Good Luck with the planning :)
Rhona Dolson, Married on 28/04/2018
Relaxed, fun and sunny Spring Wedding
We fell in love with Camp Chief Hector on our first visit with John and started the booking process. We had to change dates due to work commitments and the team were very accommodating and helped us rearrange. There were a few hiccups along the way with menu changes and ... View more decorations but John and the team were quick to respond to all our questions and concerns and we could not be happier with the whole experience! We had friends and family visiting from all over the world so it was important to us to have everything in one place and the added bonus of onsite accommodation was invaluable. With so many photo locations within short walking distance it meant we got amazing photos without having to leave the party for too long :) We did not have to worry or think about anything on the day, with access the night before we could set up our decorations, meet and chat with the staff and have a rehearsal with our bridal party. We were also lucky to have exceptional spring weather and an amazing selection of booze to really complete the day!
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