Welcome to Aurora Recovery Centre
Drug Rehab in Gimli, MB




Addiction is a disease that affects all facets of life, and in order to be effective, we need to take a holistic approach to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Then it is important to create new connections, within and with others, to support your long-term recovery. Even when treatment is complete, we will continue to support you in recovering a happy, whole, and useful life.

Paul Melnuk, CEO

“I fit my life into recovery instead of recovery into my life.”

“As the owner of Aurora, and a member of recovery myself, I am committed to creating a caring culture with the best professionals providing leading treatment practices. I believe that the success of the centre and the recovery of our members depend on the talented team on the inside.”

Members of Aurora have access to credentialed professionals that understand behavioural and substance addictions and co-occurring mental health issues.

>> Meet our dedicated team

World-Class Facility Designed For Recovery

45,000 square foot, gold standard addiction treatment facility

Our beachfront addiction treatment facility is fully equipped with 24-7 medical detox The facility features:

  • Full theatre, games room with pool table, ping pong, foosball
  • Indoor wheelchair accessible oversized swimming pool
  • Stunning beachfront property, sprawling grass fields and miles of adjacent woodlands trails
  • Co-ed facility, secure key card for restricted access

>> Learn more about our facility

World-Class Facility Designed For Recovery

45,000 square foot, gold standard addiction treatment facility

Our beachfront addiction treatment facility is fully equipped with 24-7 medical detox The facility features:

  • Full theatre, games room with pool table, ping pong, foosball
  • Indoor wheelchair accessible oversized swimming pool
  • Stunning beachfront property, sprawling grass fields and miles of adjacent woodlands trails
  • Co-ed facility, secure key card for restricted access

>> Learn more about our facility

Ian Talks About His Recovery

We offer personalized addiction treatment programs that help our members like Ian heal, connect, and recover for life.
Members have access to:

  • Airport pickup and drop off services by Aurora staff
  • On-site chef, nutritional menu
  • Robust seasonal recreational scheduling
  • On-site massage and hair salon

>> See more testimonials



“Giving recovery a chance has been life changing for me. My attitude an outlook on life has changed in ways I never thought possible. I’ve found happiness in my life, something I never imagined I could have.”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Eric


“Thank you Aurora, I have never felt better in my entire life and I am excited to continue my journey in recovery. I will stay connected and be back soon! Thank you so much for this awesome experience I am more grateful than words can say.”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Catherine M


“We are all born with a light inside of us. When you look at a joyful child you witness the natural ability they have to emanate happiness, peace and love, into most around them. This drives me to question where that light has gone in a lot of us as we reach adulthood. With this question in mind, I listened to the stories of the many people that I have had the wonderful opportunity to spend the last two months getting to really know. I am grateful that we are all able to breakdown the many barriers that we are so used to keeping up in our past lives. I am grateful that I got to know the real you’s and introduce you to the real me.”

– A Grateful Alumnus, John M


“Aurora offers so much to their members. They customize each member’s program according to needs. It is a very comfortable centre with extra therapies offered. I felt very special + the staff was top- notch. They make sure you have a great recovery plan for returning home + you are a member forever and can always be in touch with them.”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Norma M


“There are no words that I can write that can accurately capture what this place has done for me. I came here broken, beaten, lost and with no will to live. This place helped me gain that will to live and helped me recover a life I never thought I was capable of achieving. I owe this place the largest debt of gratitude and the only way I can pay it back is by passing on what it taught me. I will live the rest of my life always calling the walls of Aurora home no matter where I am and because of this place I will always be Awesome But Getting Better!!!
Thank you Aurora, thank you for the gift of life and recovery because of you I know my brother smiles down and is proud of me and for that I am ever in your debt.
Sincerely A Changed Man”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Kary M


“My experience at Aurora was incredible! The staff and therapists were more than accommodating. Very caring and willing to help me during my stay. I’ll definitely be sharing my experience after I leave here! Thank-you everyone, you all rock!”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Gina B


“My experience at Aurora has been life-changing. This place honestly saved my life. The staff is world class from the moment I walked in the door. The variety of treatment ranging from meditation, personal fitness training, cardio club, 1 ON 1 sessions, in-depth group work and unique therapy such as acupuncture, EMDR, taping, sweat lodges, art therapy, yoga and the list goes on. The food has been amazing. I am blessed to have come here and met the people I have. Most importantly through learning about spirituality, I have learned to love myself and be humble.”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Bryce S


“It took 10 years for my family and health services to get me to attend a recovery centre. It came to a point in my life that I could no longer manage or control my life. I looked at many recovery centres and decided to attend Aurora. It turned out to be the best decision I made in years. The staff was in so emphatic and caring from the time I came in the front door till the time I went out the door. The facility provided me with all the treatment and therapy required for my stay and more importantly, to come once again control my life. Aurora is a first-class treatment facility and I am very thankful for a new beginning it enabled me to obtain. I am now confident that I will succeed!”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Chris W


“ARC helped me to detox from alcohol in a safe environment and taught me how to live a happy and healthy sober life. Through individual counselling and therapy, the 12 Step Program, daily meditation and group sessions and classes, I was given the tools I needed to reclaim my life. The staff was caring, knowledgeable and incredibly supportive throughout my 30 days at Aurora. They continue to be an amazing support as I navigate my way through sobriety out in the world. I am grateful for the check-in calls I have received and for weekly Continuing Care meetings. They help keep me grounded in my journey of recovery.”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Shari


“It wasn’t easy but if you put in the hard work in, they are here to support you 24/7. I am now 30 days sober and feel like the weight of addiction is off my chest. There still a long way to go on my road to recovery, with the help of the Aurora Team they have given me the tools I need to succeed. I can’t THANK THEM ENOUGH!!!”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Ian


“I am so grateful for Aurora Recovery Centre! Someone I love with all my heart just finished treatment here. He actually said he loved it! I wish I had room here to tell all the wonderful stories of the kindness and care he received. Thank you to all of the Aurora staff. You are all very special and amazing people!!!”

– Lynne M. (mother of member)


“Aurora has been absolutely paramount to my recovery. The people here truly care about your sobriety and well-being. Everyone from the CCS workers to the counselors and even the drivers. Upon arriving here, you are going to experience a roller coaster of emotions. You are going to go from happy to sad to mad to indifferent, sometimes all in the same day, but stick it out. It probably won’t be easy, in fact, I promise you it won’t be easy, but it is worth it!”

– An Opiate Addict, Tyson


“My stay at Aurora saved my life. I thought I ‘d never escape the grip of my addiction to Alcohol. I now feel I have the tools to live a happy and healthy life filled with real emotions.”

– A Grateful Alumnus Nicholas H


“I am very pleased to have found my recovery here at Aurora. It was an amazing experience. The staff is Top Notch. Starting each day with meditation is now a must on my to do list. I found the sessions very helpful and informative. I would highly recommend this facility.”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Rob T


“I have been to 3 previous rehabs over the past 15 years and continually relapsed. I now recognize at Aurora that I did not have the necessary tools to maintain my sobriety. My counsellors identified my issues and concerns and I must say they are the best counsellors on the planet!”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Brian T


“The nurses, the techs, the administrative, kitchen, therapist, yoga and fitness instructors, counsellors, member care team and even the housekeeping were all outstanding.”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Allison


“The facility is world class and being a fitness guy and I was pleased to find a gym, pool and yoga room along with great running trails and even a beach.”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Michael


“As I walk on the beach for the last time, gazing out the amazing sunrise, I feel serene. I have come to this point in my life to understand what freedom really means, to be aware of what surround me, but also to choose how to makes me feel and how I will react to it. And for that, I thank Paul for the meditation and experience shared, Sean my counsellor who helped me through my recovery, Linda, Lucille, Natasha and all my brothers and sisters in the fellowship.”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Manuel L


“Aurora was the best thing that ever happened to me. It changed my life for the better. The staff is awesome here. It felt like one big happy family. Made some new sober friends here. I am living life once again.”

– A Grateful Alumnus, Michael S

At Aurora, We Proudly Have

Full Medical Detox

  • On-site, 24/7/365 medical detox unit managed by an addictions specialist Medical Doctor
  • Nurse Practitioners on site or call 24/7
  • Around the clock credentialed nurses delivering member-centred intensive and compassionate care
  • Custom tailored withdrawal plans

Highly Skilled Clinical Team

  • Multi-disciplined bio-psycho-social professionals
  • Onsite Marriage and Family Therapists, including credentialed counsellors with two complementary skilled counsellors assigned to each member
  • Customized personalized treatment plans for each member

Inclusive family and continuing programs included with longer term caring supports

Fitness trainer (5x’s per week) with personalized fitness programs in a fully equipped gym

Yoga studio & instructor


Art therapy

Daily meditation classes

Auricular Acupuncture therapy


Yoga studio & instructor


Art therapy

Daily meditation classes

Auricular Acupuncture therapy

Daily 12 Step Groups

Massage therapy (additional cost)


Community Service activities

Sweat Lodge

Horticulture therapy & nutritional programs

Sunday loved one visitation

Daily 12 Step Groups

Massage therapy (additional cost)

Sweat Lodge

Community Service activities

Horticulture therapy & nutritional programs

Sunday loved one visitation

Get In Touch : We are here for you.

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Do you require any clean time prior to admission?

Because Aurora has a fully operational 24/7 Medical Detoxification unit, led by our Medical Director, members can detox safely here at ARC, which means clean time prior to admission is not required.

Does Medical Insurance pay for treatment?

Although we require payment at the time of admission, we encourage individuals to submit their receipts for reimbursement with their insurance company. We will absolutely assist in providing any documentation your insurance company requires.
In order to be certain, we recommend you contact your insurance company.

How long is the program?

Aurora’s residential program varies with the needs of the member, but averages 30-45 days following detox (if required).


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