47th Annual Meeting


The Conference will be held at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff.  For reservations please follow this link: (book.b4checkin.com/chameleon/banffcentre/rlp/UOC1910) for the special group rate for Canadian Association for Physical Anthropologists (please note, this link expires after 20 September).  We have secured a conference room rate in the Banff Centre’s Lloyd Hall Hotel of $274 CAD per night (taxes and fees inclusive) for bookings made before 20 September 2019.  The rate is inclusive of breakfast and lunch at the Banff Centre’s Vistas Dining Room.  The rooms in the Lloyd Hall Hotel have one, queen-sized bed.  If you would like a room with two beds, please contact Kris Russell Markin (krussell@ucalgary.ca), of the University of Calgary, for assistance.


The freshly renovated bedrooms in the Lloyd Hall Hotel include a single queen bed, bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower, flatscreen TV with free cable channels, high-speed internet, comfortable seating, a desk with power port, desk lamp, and ergonomic office chair.  Each room features  custom designer décor, contemporary artwork, and large windows with beautiful views.  Guests in the hotel have complimentary access to the extensive exercise facilities of the Banff Centre’s Sally Borden Fitness Centre.

Your room fee is inclusive of breakfast and lunch at the beautiful Vistas Dining Room.  Your nightly room fee covers meals the on following day.  For example, the fee you pay for your room on Wednesday night covers your breakfast and lunch on Thursday.

Please note that the fee for our conference meeting rooms at the Banff Centre is tied to bookings of their guest rooms.  If we book enough hotel rooms, the conference meeting rooms are complimentary for CAPA.  As such, by staying at the Banff Centre you get a lovely room, delicious meals in a beautiful setting, and are supporting CAPA.


Founded in 1933, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity began with a single course in drama and has grown to offer diverse programming in the arts, innovation, and leadership.  Today, the Centre continues its role as a catalyst for creativity and is a global leader in the development and promotion of creative work in the arts, sciences, business, and the environment.

Please note that the world famous Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival kicks off on 26 October, the last day of our conference.  If you have an extra day or two, we recommend that you take in some of this festival.  The films are generally remarkable and guest speakers fascinating.  If you do plan to attend the festival, keep in mind that tickets sell out quickly.

The Banff Centre is a 2 hour bus trip from the Calgary International Airport and a 20 minute walk from downtown Banff.  If you travel from the Calgary airport on the Banff Airporter, they include the Banff Centre as one of their stops.

For those interested in learning more about Banff as a travel destination, please follow these links:

* Beware averages (without standard deviations)!  in 2018 we received 40cm of snow in early October.