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The province of Alberta has something for everyone! Alberta’s major cities are vibrant centers for the arts, culture, shopping and dining. Edmonton, the province’s capital, is widely known as Festival City, with over 30 arts and cultural festivals every year. West Edmonton Mall, North America’s largest shopping and entertainment complex, offers over 800 stores and services and over 110 dining choices. Set against a backdrop of the nearby Rocky Mountains, Calgary is a place buzzing with entrepreneurial energy while embracing its rich western heritage. The globally recognized Calgary Stampede is famously known as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Our small cities are always close to recreational areas and unique experiences – and smaller in size translates into a smaller price tag for most meetings and conferences.

  • Calgary

    Peace Bridge in Calgary Alberta
    Bustling Business Centre

    You can feel the charge of entrepreneurial energy in this thriving metropolis that attracts innovators from all over the world. Calgary is Canada’s second largest head office city and a global energy center where you will find more than 126 national corporate headquarters.

    Calgary Stephen Avenue at night
    Conference Capacity

    Calgary loves to welcome the world and is no stranger to large international events. The 1988 Winter Olympics is just one example. More than one million visitors take in the Calgary Stampede each year and over 63,000 attend the Global Petroleum Show.

    With more than 1.2 million square feet of meeting space, delegate capacity up to 17,000 people, more than 12,000 guestrooms and some 2,000 multicultural restaurants, Calgary is capable of accommodating exhibitions and conferences of all sizes.

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    Calgary Stampede Parade
    Western Hospitality

    Getting business done with a warm western smile is integral to Calgary culture, personified by the Calgary Stampede. But cowboy hospitality goes well beyond this annual 10 day whoop-up and is alive and thriving year round. Arrange to have conference delegates “white hatted” as honorary Calgarians – a ceremony bestowed on visitors from the Dalai Lama to ZZ Top.

    Eighth Avenue Place: Lobby, 525 8th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
    Accessible Adventures

    The Rockies are so close you can see them from the high-rises of Calgary’s downtown core. UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Canadian Rockies and the Canadian Badlands are considered Calgary’s back yard, so it’s easy to tack on a board retreat to a company sales meeting or conference. 

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  • Edmonton

    Edmonton Folk Festival
    Get Inspired

    Edmonton will welcome you with long summer days and a truly awesome list of things to do while in our city. Awaiting you are open-air markets, streets lined with independent shops, cafés and restaurants with a rich culinary tapestry. Uncover more of these hidden gems and unique offerings around every corner in your free time. 

    Edmonton Whyte Avenue at night
    A Capital Experience

    Edmonton’s ambition to lead as a national events capital is evident, with the largest convention facility in Western Canada and more than 1.3 million sq ft of convention space, city wide. Alberta’s capital city is also home to West Edmonton Mall. The size of a small city, it boasts more than 800 stores and services including 10 world class attractions, two hotels, and over 100 dining options.

    Plans are underway for an ultra-modern arena, hospitality and entertainment complex, which will provide the infrastructure for large-scale events and gatherings in the downtown core.

    Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta
    Go Green

    Dedicated to sustainable event management and ecologically-friendly practices, the city’s FRESH meetings program will make your event greener at no cost to you. We’ll even supply a free environmental impact measurement and sustainability report card.

    Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Edmonton, Alberta
    Greater Value

    Edmonton’s average hotel room rate is lower than most major Canadian cities, and food and beverage costs are highly competitive. Excellent air connections keep travel costs down. No provincial sales tax is the icing on the cake that makes Edmonton a remarkable value destination.

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  • Lethbridge

    Lethbridge Alberta
    The Right Size

    With a population just under 100,000, Lethbridge is large enough to provide top quality dining, accommodation, shopping and entertainment yet small enough to easily get around. You can drive anywhere in the city in 15 minutes or less. Smaller in size translates into a smaller price tag for most meetings and conferences.

    Shopping in Lethbridge Alberta
    Nearby Attractions

    Lethbridge is a jumping-off point for many of southern Alberta’s popular attractions including two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Frank Slide in Crowsnest Pass and Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park are both just over an hour away.

    Lethbridge Alberta
    Cosmopolitan Center

    Lethbridge is the commercial, financial, industrial and cultural center of southern Alberta. The city is home to one university and two colleges. Cultural highlights include the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Galt Museum & Archives, and the unique Fort Whoop-Up, celebrating the city’s Wild West whiskey-trading past.

    Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, Lethbridge, Alberta
    Green Spaces

    The Oldman River winds its way through Lethbridge and along its deep river valley is an immense network of beautiful urban parks – one of the largest park systems on the continent – including a 200-acre nature preserve at the base of the world’s longest and tallest railway bridge.

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  • Red Deer

    Arial view of Red Deer Alberta
    Central Location
    Located mid-way between Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta’s third largest city is the heartbeat of central Alberta. Red Deer is also the only city on the Canadian prairies with a potential market of more than 2 million people within a 160 km (100 mile) radius.
    Red Deer Rodeo
    Fantastic Facilities

    Whether it’s a small meeting or a large convention, Red Deer has the facilities and amenities to handle it, Westerner Park being a prime example. Visitors will enjoy great dining, nightlife, accommodation, shopping, and entertainment.

    Paddle Boating in Red Deer Alberta
    Meet In The Green
    Red Deer is renowned for its beautiful parks and green spaces. The Waskasoo Park system spanning the city offers a number of uncommon meeting spaces including a wildlife sanctuary, historic fort and a heritage ranch. Guests can unwind on 110 km (68 mi) of trails that traverse the park.
    Fireworks at Bower Ponds in Red Deer Alberta
    Thriving Economy

    Red Deer has among the highest number of small businesses per capita in the country. The region’s traditional sectors include petrochemicals (Nova, Dow, and BP Canada); oilfield production services; agri-food; and manufacturing. Emerging sectors include telecommunication services and bio-tech.

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