Plan Your Trip to
the Down Syndrome


This information is from our 2017 Conference in Banff. Check back in early 2018 for details on the 2018 Canadian Down Syndrome Conference in Hamilton, May 18 to 20, 2018.

Plan your trip to the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference

For your convenience, CDSS offers a number of options to make your trip to the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference simple and more affordable. Please enjoy the below offers and deals, courtesy of The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Air Canada (the Official Canadian Airline for the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference), and the Banff Transporter

Attend the Conference: 2017 Registration Fees

2017 Conference Costs

  • Holiday rate – Member: $250
  • Holiday rate – Non-member: $300
  • Early Bird – Member: $270
  • Early Bird – Non-member: $320
  • Regular – Member: $320
  • Regular – non-member: $370
  • Self-Advocate (adult with Down syndrome) & Teen Program: $100
  • Childcare (2 to 12 years old): $100
  • Banquet (13 years and older): $65
  • Banquet (12 years and younger): $35

Note: Registration fee includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees are responsible for their own hotel and travel fees. 

Early bird rates are in effect until April 30, 2017.
Connect with Attendees: Conference App

Canadian Down Syndrome Conference App

app iconDownload the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference app – get the latest news, schedules, speaker bios, and more! The app will also allow you to connect with friends who will be attending the conference with you.

The app is free on the iTunes store and Google Play store.

Accomodations: Stay at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Stay at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Accommodation in Banff is filling up quickly due to the long weekend, please book now to ensure you have a room.  

The Canadian Down Syndrome Conference (May 19 to 21, 2017) will be held in Banff, Alberta at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Attendees can stay on site at The Banff Centre’s Professional Development Centre hotel.

Book your room now by clicking here! The Group ID is 34271 and the password is 37011952.

Please note our room block is limited because of the busy weekend and may sell out quickly.

The Banff Centre is almost sold out. Here is a message from the hotel:

“Due to the popularity of this conference there is limited bedroom availability at the Banff Centre, and we
are no longer taking reservations on-line.

Please contact us directly by phone or by email.

Phone: 1 800 884 7574

In the event that you are not able to secure a room at the Banff Centre, please call the Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets at 1-800-661-9267 and quote the group code CDSS17. Please note that May 19 and 20 has a two night minimum stay. If you are unable to secure a room at either hotel, visit to find other accommodations.

The Banff Centre’s Professional Development Centre offers their superior category hotel rooms and suites, designed with pine timber frames, a welcoming stone fireplace, and expansive windows reflecting the light and natural woodland setting.

Ground Transportation: Red Arrow Coach

Red Arrow Motorcoach is an Alberta based, family owned company and a proud sponsor of the Down Syndrome Conference. Aboard Red Arrow, you’ll enjoy:

  • Free wifi
  • Power outlets
  • Complimentary snacks and refreshments
  • Movies
  • Satellite radio
  • Onboard Washroom

Promo Code: DSConf17

Valid: for travel May 15-26, 2017

Discount: 10% off regular travel fares from Fort McMurray (via Edmonton), Edmonton, Cold Lake (via Edmonton), Red Deer, and Lethbridge

How to book: Online at or By phone 1-800-232-1958

Ground Transportation: Banff Airporter from the Calgary International Airport

Take the Banff Airporter from the Calgary International Airport

Receive a 20% discount on the Banff Airporter’s scheduled shuttle service between the Calgary International Airport and Banff. Click Proceed through the reservation and type – CDSS – in the Promo Code section on the final payment page to receive the discount. Or call (888) 449-2901 and mention you are attending the Canadian Down Syndrome Society.

Air Travel: Travel with Air Canada

Travel with Air Canada

Air Canada is the official airline for your event, Canadian Down Syndrome Conference.

Below is a promotion code for the convention product. To book a flight with your promotion code, access and enter your promotion code in the search panel.

Promotion Code: BN8DZ4Y1
· The booking is to be made to the following city: Calgary, YYC (AB)
· The travel period begins Tuesday, May 09, 2017 and ends Monday, May 29, 2017.

Take a walk in their shoes and discover a world of possibilities - not disabilities - that will motivate and encourage you to learn more and get involved.