Seventh National Conference of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society


Conference Brochure (PDF)


At this conference, sponsored by the Canadian Rural Health Research Society, participants will be able to learn about and discuss recent research results, research approaches, practice and policy frameworks with others who are interested in the health and well-being of those who live and work in rural and remote communities.
Participants will have opportunities:

  • To share new knowledge derived from research specific to rural and remote populations.
  • To explore partnerships designed to create new interdisciplinary research teams.
  • To participate in the development of knowledge exchange networks designed to improve the health of people living in rural and northern regions.

The Canadian Rural Health Research Society (CRHRS) is an organization of researchers and their community partners.  The mission of CRHRS is to facilitate research and knowledge translation aimed at understanding and promoting the health of people living in rural and remote Canada.

Researchers, decision makers, practitioners, educators, community members and others interested in rural and remote health are invited to attend.


When booking accommodation in one of these hotels, please identify yourself as being with the CANADIAN RURAL HEALTH RESEARCH SOCIETY to receive conference rates.

Coast Inn of the North (across from conference venue)
770 Brunswick Street, Prince George, BC V2L 2C2

Telephone: (250) 563-0121 Fax: (250) 563-2323

Comfort Rooms                                                   $89.00* Cdn
Superior Rooms                                                  $104.00* Cdn
Corner Suites                                                      $124.00* Cdn

Ramada Hotel Downtown Prince George
(three blocks from conference venue)
444 George Street, Prince George, BC V2L 1R6

Telephone: (250) 563-0055 Fax: (250) 563-6042

Standard Single                                                   $89.00* Cdn
Double Occupancy                                              $99.00* Cdn
Business Class                                                   $119.00* Cdn

Days Inn Prince George
(one block from conference venue)
600 Quebec Street, Prince George, BC V2L 1W7

Telephone: (250) 562-7072 Fax: (250) 562-1768

Standard Single                                                   $79.00* Cdn
Standard Double                                                 $89.00* Cdn

* Cut-off date for booking at these rates is September 18, 2006.


A valid passport or internationally recognized travel document is required to enter Canada. For some countries, visa processing may take time, so it is advisable to apply for a Canadian visa well in advance.

This office will issue an Invitation Letter to international participants who wish to obtain visa entry to Canada only after receiving a $50.00 Cdn fee for processing and mailing.  Cheques/money orders are payable to the University of Saskatchewan.

Welcome to Prince George
“Gateway to the North”

Prince George is the place where roads, rails and rivers meet.  Located at the junction of highways 16 and 97, the city is a major transportation hub located in the heart of British Columbia.

Our city is never still and seems to constantly have an event, festival or celebration to bring people together. In Prince George you will find top-notch theatre, arts and culture.  Visit the beautiful campus of UNBC and discover for yourself why MacLean's ranked it as the #4 Small University in Canada – “the best in the west”. From your hotel enjoy our 11km Heritage River Trail system that follows the rivers and winds through some of Prince George’s most scenic and historic sites. Take a short hike through Forests for the World or enjoy the sights of Exploration Place, The Railway and Forestry Museum or Twin Rivers Art Gallery.

Come to Prince George and not only will you find wilderness and wildlife, you will also discover all the modern amenities a city of 75,000 can offer.