The 2022 CWRA Conference is being held in Canmore, AB at the Coast Canmore Hotel from June 5th through 8th, 2022. 

The theme of this year’s conference is “Valuing Shared Waters” and we encourage each participant to reflect on the way they value water in Canada and across the globe.

The Town of Canmore is located within the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

The CWRA 2022 National Conference will provide a forum for discussion and a broad range of topics in water management. 2022 is an important year for the CWRA as it celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Canadian Water Resources Association, the 110th Anniversary of the International Joint Commission, and 145 years since the signing of Treaty 7.

The theme of our 2022 conference focuses on our shared uses of water: its cultural significance, agricultural and ecological needs; respecting and upholding Indigenous rights; and the roles of municipalities, governments, and industry in managing water resources. Special Sessions are expected to focus on water shared across multiple jurisdictions, water shared across provincial and territorial jurisdictional borders, the decision-making and stewardship of and by Indigenous communities, and our shared international waters.

The conference will provide a safe and inclusive space for all to discuss and collaborate.

We hope to see you there!

The 2020 National Conference will be held at the Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park in Winnipeg, MB from June 15-18, 2020.


To book a hotel guest room under CWRA’s block of rooms at our preferred rate of $119.00 per night, please call to make your reservation at 204-697-1495. The group block number is “398604” under the name of “Canadian Water Resources National Conference 2020”. Book quickly as space is limited. We will post additional local options as they are confirmed.

Highlights of the Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park are outlined below or visit www.canadinns.com:

  • Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park features 107 deluxe guest rooms with queen or king sized beds including pet-friendly rooms, Executive King Rooms with Jacuzzi and our Executive Floor (6th floor level) with Executive King Rooms and Suites.
  • Canadian Star Quality Accommodation 3 /CAA 3 Diamond.
  • Splasher’s Indoor Pool and Waterslide is our amazing water park, featuring huge wild water slides, creatively shaped and refreshing pools, relaxing hot tubs and safe kiddie pools.
  • Complimentary high-speed connections and Wi-Fi service in all guest rooms and meeting spaces.
  • Meeting rooms with full-service catering and built-in audio-visual equipment.
  • Free parking which can accommodate over 1000 guests.
  • Complimentary use of fitness room.
  • Canad Inns are 100% non-smoking facilities.
  • More information on facilities is available in their digital brochure at this link.
  • Dining Options: At Aaltos, our mission is to serve fresh authentic comfort food in a relaxed environment. Aaltos Buffet offerings are made in-house using fresh ingredients and authentic recipes.  Aaltos Fresh Buffets offer something for everyone and every occasion.  Join us!
  • Dining Options: Tavern United is a new world sports pub that brings the casual pub experience across the globe to your neighbourhood.   Tavern United – your destination for good food, good friends, and a good time.
  • Playmaker’s Gaming Lounge is a “boutique casino” where players try their luck on modern VLTs, taking in the “Las Vegas style” gaming action. Meet friends at Playmaker’s Gaming Lounge and relax with a drink and snacks as you watch the big game.

Additional room blocks are available at the Fairfield Inn and Residence Inn a short shuttle ride and walk away. The booking website for these room blocks is available at this link.

Getting There and Away

CWRA is not responsible for delegate transportation, however, we do have some suggested sites that may help with your travel plans.  This list will be updated as information becomes available.  Our hope is that all attendees will carpool (or alternative) when possible to reduce the overall conference carbon footprint.

Shuttles from Toronto Pearson Airport:

Simcoe County Airport Service

Summerbound/Ace Transportation Group


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