May 29 – May 31, 2024     |    Fredericton, NB

Registration Closes: May 16th, 2024 


The fifth Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference will be held on May 29 – 31st, 2024 at the Delta Hotel in Fredericton, NB. This year’s theme is: ‘Adapt and Elevate’. As always, the Atlantic Recreation and Facilities Conference is brought to you in partnership by Recreation PEI, Recreation Nova Scotia, Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia, Recreation NB | Loisirs N.-B. and Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador.

This exciting Atlantic gathering dedicated to Recreation and Facilities will have keynote speakers, sessions and roundtables focusing on professional development and growth, a trade show focused on programming and purchasing opportunities, along with social events – creating opportunities for collaboration and networking.

The purpose of this conference is:

  • to foster collaboration and be inspired to build relationships that will help you do your job better;
  • to highlight and share findings, best practices and experiences from relevant research, policy and practice work;
  • to build partnerships and strengthen networks to facilitate knowledge transfer and exchange; and
  • to identify priorities and develop coordinated action plans for building the National Recreation Framework.

Presenters are lined-up from across North America. Series sessions have been developed for aquatics, arenas, recreation programming and students. Social events are planned and the conference includes a trade show and a pre-conference workshop. There’s something for everyone!


Participants will represent all facets of the recreation and facilities sectors from both rural and urban centres: including facility managers and operators, leaders in the field of recreation including programmers and event planners, parks, trails, sport, health and health promotion, municipal and provincial government representatives, non-profit community groups and organizations, planners and designers, volunteers, students, educators, academics and researchers, from across Atlantic Canada.

Thanks to our 2024 Sponsors!