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Have you been searching for the next step in your life that will catapult you to new levels of health and motivate you to stay on track? Fresh Start | Health and Lifestyle Transformation Retreat is a place where people come for 7, 14, or 21 Days to seriously improve and take control of their health.They are committed to changing their lives, acquiring new healthy habits, assisting their bodies to reverse disease, while relieving themselves of the aches and pains that have plagued them for years.

Located just south of Campbell River, 30 minutes from Comox International Airport (YQQ), 15 minutes from Campbell River Airport (YBL), and north of Nanaimo ferries, Fresh Start is uniquely positioned to begin your health-and-wellness transformation.


Ocean Resort, Vancouver Island’s Wellness Retreat Centre, is the perfect setting for your Fresh Start Health Retreat. You will enjoy an environment that is both welcoming and relaxing for your healing experience.
Take long walks on the beach, watch the resident eagles and other wildlife from the comfort of a beach chair or enjoy a contemplative stroll through the driftwood labyrinth, all while benefitting from our tested and proven rejuvenation program.


The Ocean Resort boasts 28 perfectly appointed hotel rooms, many with ocean views. This eco-friendly resort has been recently renovated, and beautifully decorated.

Room decor is crisp and clean with a cozy feel. Designed with guest comfort in mind, every room is appointed with wood flooring, hypoallergenic duvets and
Purely Saltspring amenities, drawing the natural ocean-side surroundings into the décor.

You can choose either private or shared accommodation options for your stay. Note: Accommodations are included in the package.


The Ocean Wellness Centre accommodates your daily activities: cleansing drinks, lectures, sharing times, dining, workshops, and spa services.

The centre offers meeting and consultation rooms, a comfortable sitting area, fitness facilities, spa treatment rooms, far-infrared saunas, and a dining area.

Lectures, health videos and group time take place in two spacious meeting rooms. The sitting area is a lovely space where you can read, contemplate or visit with other guests. Steam bath facilities are also available.

You will enjoy nutritious and delicious meals, and fresh organic juices and cleansing drinks in the comfort of the ocean view dining-room.
The yoga room offers more ocean views and is where group exercise and yoga sessions are conducted according to your Program schedule.

Services Offered

You can count on us to invest ourselves fully in your experience at Fresh Start. When you join us for one of our health programs, whether it's for 7, 24, or 21 days, we will do everything possible to help you relax, prevent ill health, rejuvenate and, in some cases reverse, conditions that are in the way of your enjoyment of life to the fullest.

Your 21 days with us will include: [SUBJECT TO CHANGE]

Pre-program health assessment and consultation with natural health consultant
Pre-cleanse preparation guidelines
Accommodations and use of the facilities
Green body care products (shampoo, conditioner and soap)
Guest binder and water bottle
Gourmet raw organic meals
Organic fruit, as well as organic fruit and vegetable smoothies
Fresh organic juices, including wheatgrass shots
Variety of soothing herbal teas and plenty of fresh lemon juice
Thorough whole digestive tract cleanse
Liver/gall bladder flush
Blood purification
Candida & Heavy metal cleanse
Kidney cleanse
Parasite formula
A variety of herbal teas
High quality pro-biotic (acidophilus) supplements
Raw organic sauerkraut juice for colon cleanse and re-nourishment of the "good" bacteria
Kelp capsules and evening primrose oil capsules for hormonal support and rebuilding
Daily steam baths
Health lectures and videos
Healthy meals preparation workshops
Healthy drinks preparation workshop
Daily Group Time, facilitated by an experienced program director
Yoga classes
Guided meditations
Multiple off-site excursions
Guided nature walks
Fitness classes
Fun, interactive Dance Classes
Art classes
In-depth health evaluation by Program Director and eight to ten page personalized "Tips for the Journey" to take home
Personal assistance and guidance throughout the program

**See our website for most up-to-date list of services.

Policies & Restrictions

No pets.
Smoking: permitted in designated areas only.
Age: children* to adults
*children may attend a session only if accompanied by their legal guardian; please visit our website or phone for further details.

Booking Your Stay:
Booking your stay at Fresh Start Health Retreat Center consists of a simple 3-step process:

1. Submit the Inquiry Form
2. Over the Phone Consultation
3. Payment and Transportation

DON’T MISS OUT! Space is often limited. Our booking policy is “first come, first served”.

Rates & Availability

Our programs range from $3500 up to $12000, depending on PROGRAM LENGTH (from 7 days to 21 days), and PACKAGE TYPE (room type: Staying Off-site, Shared or Private Rooms & Courtyard or Ocean View).

Note: All rates are subject to 5% GST.

FAQ: What does ‘shared’ mean? It means you may have a roommate. Maximum of two guests per room. Ocean Resort is a 3 star resort and has renovated, clean, eco-friendly rooms.

Note: If you smoke or snore, we highly suggest to go with a Private Room.

Other Information

Before you click away, carefully listen to your heart and ask yourself, "Is this the right place and time?" If you need to know more before deciding, please go to our web site and carefully study the programs.

Your heart is the best guide. Trust yourself... and if it's meant to be for us to meet, we'll see you soon.


Ocean Resort is located on Vancouver Island in Oyster Bay, just south of Campbell River, BC near Saratoga Beach.

Guests traveling by air can fly into either the Comox Airport (YQQ) or the Campbell River Airport (YBL) when staying at Ocean Resort.

Vancouver - Nanaimo
Tsawwassen Terminal - Duke point Terminal
Horseshoe Bay Terminal - Departure Bay Terminal

Nanaimo to Ocean Resort, Oyster Bay, (apx. 150 km)
Continue North towards Campbell River on Hwy 19;
Exit #144 (Hamm Rd; To Hwy 19A; Travel 4 Km North.

Prince Rupert & Bella Coola & Pt. Hardy to Oyster Bay
Drive South approx. 3.5 Hours Hwy 19:
Exit #161 (Jubilee Parkway) to 19A; Travel South 9 Km.

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