Education Rentals Information

Millard Learning Centre Accommodations

The 188-acre Millard Learning Centre has a diversity of amenities including two campgrounds, a solar-powered Classroom, beach access & more!

Campgrounds

Both campgrounds are tent-only and have a picnic area, outhouses and a group firepit. Both sites are just a short walk to Chrystal Cove Beach on the Learning Centre property.

Frontcountry Campground

$350/night – up to 50 campers or 20 tents

This easily accessible “glamp”-site is right next to the Classroom building. The Frontcountry Campground is great for education groups looking to introduce their students to camping and for overnight field schools.

Backcountry Campground

$80/night – up to 36 campers or 12 tents

Experience the serenity of the woods without having to hike too far. This campground is perfect for Scouts/Guides, Duke of Ed. award-seekers, restoration volunteer retreats and groups looking for an economical place to stay on Galiano.

Classroom Building

24h use included in Frontcountry Campground stay | Day Rental (9AM-5PM) – Please contact us.

Solar-powered with rustic charm, the Classroom building is a cozy and inviting place to learn. With thousands of faces gathering under its roof since 2014, the Classroom continues to build a rich history in stories and shared experiences.

Kitchen

Prep meals for your education group using the Classroom’s kitchen space and equipment including:

  • Fridge/ Freezer and food storage space
  • Gas-powered stove-top & oven
  • Industrial kitchen sink, dish soap & dish towels
  • Cookware [eg. big & small pots, pans, strainers, cooking utensils like spatulas, tongs, ladels etc.]
  • Dinnerware for approximately 50 people [eg. utensils, napkins, big & small plates, bowls etc.]
Engaging conversations at the Millard Learning Center.

Dining & Learning Hall

The Hall is suitable for up to ~40 people as a classroom or dining area or ~30 people as an indoor sleeping space. The Hall has the following amenities:

  • Wifi (for learning use/adults only)
  • Projector (with HDMI connection)
  • Whiteboard
  • Places to charge devices
  • Tables & chairs
  • “Dobby” the Telescope (kindly donated by Galiano locals Brian Mitchell and Don Anderson)

Washroom Facility

  • 4 sinks
  • 3 flush toilets (gender-neutral)
  • 2 showers
  • We stock toilet paper, hand soap and towels for hand drying but do not provide shampoo/ soap or towels for shower use

Chrystal Cove

Explore intertidal life and watch the sunset at the south-west facing Chrystal Cove Beach. Just a short stroll from both campgrounds at the Millard Learning Centre.

Nursery & Gardens

Explore a diversity of plants while visiting the Food Forest, Nuts’a’maat Forage Forest or the Nursery Annex.

Trail Network

The Millard Learning Centre has over 3km of forested walking trails and is connected to the Mid-Island Protected Areas Trail Network.

Parking

Overnight vehicle and bike parking, Level 2 EV chargers and bicycle fix-it station available onsite. EV-charging is by donation.

Booking Info

The Millard Learning Centre is not a private campground.

The Classroom, Frontcountry and Backcountry campgrounds may be rented by groups/ individuals who are involved in Galiano Conservancy environmental education programs, GCA volunteer events or who are using the space for other environmental education purposes (eg. community workshops, conservation symposiums, speaker series etc.).

Please contact us if you would like to rent facilities at the Millard Learning Centre.

Millard Learning Centre Address

10825 Porlier Pass Road
Galiano Island, BC
V0N 1P0

Contact

Office (Mon – Fri 9AM-4PM): 250-539-2424
Email: bookings@galianoconservancy.ca