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ARPA Conference and Energize Workshop

October 26 October 28


October 26-28, 2023
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

This year’s theme is “Inspiring Creativity and Community”. Recreation and parks are the heartbeat of our communities. Our spaces have the power to inspire creativity and bring all people together in meaningful ways. However, recreation and parks are more than just programs, places and activities; they are also about art, culture, and community development. That’s why we are excited to invite you to this year’s conference, which will have a special focus on these vital aspects of our collective work. This conference is a platform for recreation, FCSS, culture, and park professionals, elected officials, and others within our sector who have an interest in recreation, parks, art, culture, and community development to come together and share their experiences, knowledge, and ideas.

With the theme “Inspiring Creativity and Community” this conference is an excellent opportunity for everyone interested in making a positive impact on their community. It is a call to action for us to think big, push boundaries, create unique partnerships and collaborate with our community members.

The education program will cover the diversity of the recreation and parks sector and will include content that connects to a broad range of focus areas. Whether you’re interested in trends in recreation programming, parks and open spaces, environmental stewardship, or cultural and artistic programs, there will be something for everyone.

Together, let’s inspire creativity in our communities and build stronger, more vibrant places to live, work, and play.


Registration is NOW OPEN!

Early Bird (until September 15) 
Non members$995.00

We would like to inform you that the conference price for this year’s event has increased due to the all-inclusive conference experience we offer. The conference registration includes 7 meals from Thursday dinner to Saturday dinner, 44+ session options, 3 keynote speakers, an industry trade show, and several social and networking options.

We understand that price increases can be frustrating, but we believe that the value of this package far outweighs the additional cost. By including all meals, encompassing education options and offering a wide range of social and networking opportunities, we are creating an immersive experience that will enable attendees to fully engage with the conference material and their fellow attendees.

Furthermore, the increased price allows us to provide a high-quality experience that meets the needs of our attendees. We are committed to delivering the best possible conference, and this all-inclusive package is one way we are working to achieve that goal.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at the conference. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.


The room block at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is fully booked due to a smaller than usual room block, because of construction taking place at the hotel over our event dates. If you need to make changes to your current booking, please contact the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise directly at 1-800-441-1414. When contacting the hotel, make sure to identify yourself as being with the ARPA Event or the Alberta Recreation & Parks Association Event.

Secondary Accommodations: Lake Louise Inn & Deer Lodge

The room block at both The Lake Louise Inn and Deer Lodge are fully booked.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you need to make changes to your current booking, please contact the hotel directly.

Alternative Accommodations: 

As our room blocks are now full, we have put together a list of some alternatives a short drive away. Please note, we do not have special room rates at these hotels.

Sponsorship and Tradeshow Exhibition

Join us at the 2023 ARPA Conference and Energize Workshop as a sponsor and/or tradeshow exhibitor! This is great opportunity to showcase your products and services and engage with recreation, FCSS, culture, park professionals, elected officials, and others within our sector.

Sponsors Palette


October 26
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Caleb Boorse
780-415-1745 ext 105

The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.