Wednesday Pick-Ups / Drop-Offs in Kamloops:
Pick-ups and drop-offs in Kamloops by a monastery steward may be arranged only on Wednesdays, when stewards are in town for other errands. Pick-ups take place around 2:30pm and drop-offs around 9:30am at the Starbucks located at 1180 Columbia St W, Kamloops, in the Summit Shopping centre (corner of Columbia St and Notre Dame Dr, next door to BMO Bank of Montreal); this is the only guest pick-up and drop-off location in Kamloops.
Pick-up and drop-off arrangements need to be confirmed with the Office Steward when you make your booking. Guests arriving or departing on other days of the week, or requiring transportation in the early morning, must make their own arrangements before they arrive at Birken. Please do not expect to use the Birken phone or internet to make or confirm your travel arrangements.
Please note: We no longer pick-up or drop-off guests at the Kamloops Airport. All guests arriving and departing from the Kamloops Airport are asked to take a taxi / shuttle to the Starbucks location mentioned above. Your flight arrival should be no later than 1:30pm to allow for travel time to this location.
Scheduled (Formal) Retreat Pick-ups / Drop-Offs in Kamloops:
There will be one pick-up trip by the monastery vehicle on the start date of the retreat and one drop-off trip on the last day of the retreat at the Starbucks location mentioned above. Pick-up and drop-off times need to be confirmed with the Office Steward when registering for the retreat.