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Parks School

March 14 March 15

Event Details

Dates: March 14 – 15, 2023
Location: Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre

Parks School will provide 2 days of plenary speakers, education sessions, and networking opportunities on a broad-range of topics related to horticulture, arborist, project maintenance, and staff supervision sessions that provide certification credits for multiple accreditations.

Who Should Attend? This event is designed for front-line parks operations professionals from municipal recreation and parks, the private sector and non-profit organizations including parks directors, supervisors, arborists, horticulturalists, gardeners, planners, park technicians, turf specialists and others! 

Program: View all of our tentative schedules and speakers on our official Parks School App Here.

Registration Fees:

Registration TypeARPA MemberNon-MemberStudent
Full Registration$395$475$195
Single Day $245$295$125

Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre
Guests can call 1-800-663-1144 and quote code CCM-GFC5489 or 2023 Parks School to secure the special rates offered – the rate of $116 per night plus taxes for March 14 2023 (rates will also be available 3 days pre and post stay based upon availability at time of booking).  This rate is for a comfort room with 2 queen beds or 1 King bed. If interested in an upgraded room type attendees can ask the reservation agent at time of booking for rates and options.  Rates and rooms will be available until 12 noon on Tuesday February 14, 2023.  After this date, the rate and rooms may not be available.  Each guest will be asked to provide a valid credit card at time of booking.


Interested in being a sponsor of the 2023 Parks School? Sponsorship is available at Platinum, Gold and Silver levels. Click here to view our prospectus.

Questions? Please reach out to Caleb Boorse, Education and Events Coordinator, cboorse@arpaonline.ca


March 14
March 15
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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.