• EN
  • FR

About the Centre

The Pepper Pod is a non-profit organisation, located in Old Chelsea, Quebec, 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa. The Retreat Centre for Women Veterans is surrounded by the lush maple forests of the Gatineau Hills. It is a 6000sq ft house with a cozy 8-bed bunkie and everything else you need to have a women's weekend retreat.

Surrounded by deer, the occasional bear, and a symphony of chirping, The Pepper Pod is a heavenly place to get coddled, and grow at light speed. And sometimes in the morning we get a good waft of the essential oils burning at the Nordik Spa only a few hundred metres away...eucalytpus, sage or orangey spice...paradise!


It has given me tools and thought processes to analyse and evaluate what is important. I have the ability to draw out potential options and not limit my logical mind. – K