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Parks Professional Pathways

February 22 to 23, 2023

Coast Hotel and Conference Centre, Langley (20393 Fraser Hwy, Langley)

With additional training opportunities on Feb 21 and Feb 24

For full details check out the Program Guide.

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About Parks Professional Pathways

Parks Professional Pathways, presented by BC Recreation and Parks Association, is BC’s exclusive conference for parks professionals, such as maintenance staff, planners, visionaries, change-makers, and decision-makers. Parks professionals from local governments and from the private sector look to this conference as the place to keep up-to-date with the latest best practices, technology, and trends to stay on the changing demands of the environments they work in.

Join us in 2023 for our 46th annual parks conference, where we will welcome professionals, visionaries and leaders in horticulture, maintenance, arboriculture, and planning from all over.

Who attends Parks Professional Pathways?

  • Parks Directors, Managers, Supervisors and mid-Managerial Coordinators
  • Parks Designers and Parks Planners
  • Landscape Architects, Designers and Technicians
  • Parks Technicians
  • Turf Specialists
  • Playground Maintenance Staff
  • Arborists
  • Horticulturists
  • Gardeners
  • Groundskeepers
  • Cemetery Attendants
  • Equipment Operators Trades Supervisors
  • Trail & Habitat Trades Staff
  • Community Planners

We welcome all parks professionals to join us for career and professional development!

Program Highlights

This year’s format includes two days of education with two days of additional training opportunities. Delegates have the option to register for one or both conference days, and either or both additional training opportunities.

Take a peek at what we have planned!


(Additional Training Opportunity)


(Conference Day 1)


(Conference Day 2)


(Additional Training Opportunity)

Playground Safety Awareness Course
sponsored by Habitat Systems Inc.
(at Habitat Systems Inc. office in Burnaby)

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Maintenance Focus Day

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Horticulture Focus Day

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Building Resilience Into Your Garden
(at UBC Botanical Gardens)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

View the Program Guide for full program details.

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!

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