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Smaller Urban Centres

Alberta’s smaller urban centers are located in diverse regions across Alberta, spanning from the Grasslands of the south to the Boreal Forest in the north. These cities have rapidly expanding economies in the industries of oil and gas, agriculture, engineering and construction.

Alberta's Smaller Urban Centres

Fort McMurray
Fort McMurray

Located in the heart of the world’s largest oil sands development, Fort McMurray has long been one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada and boasts incredible space for meetings and conventions. The robust economy has led to the development of new hotels, eateries and entertainment venues. The city is easily accessed via a regional airport with direct flights from Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto. Located at the confluence of four rivers, Fort McMurray is a springboard to outdoor adventure. Top experiences include fishing, hiking, canoeing, golfing, jet boating, dogsledding and Northern Lights viewing. Group tours to the Athabasca Oil Sands and fly-in fishing trips can easily be arranged. Find Travel Deals on TravelAlberta.com

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Grande Prairie
Grande Prairie
Grande Prairie is the largest city between Edmonton and Fairbanks, Alaska and serves as the economic heart of a trading area that includes nearly 250,000 people. The city has a variety of meeting spaces at incredibly reasonable rates and is easily accessed via a regional airport with direct flights from Calgary and Edmonton. There’s plenty to do outside the meeting – golfing, hiking, fishing, ATV tours, snowshoeing, skiing and ice fishing are all popular activities. Grande Prairie is within an hour’s drive of 10 provincial parks and the Pipestone Creek bone bed, one of the richest dinosaur bone beds in the world and the site of the new Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum. More info
Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat

From luxurious full-service hotels to economical motels and bed & breakfasts, the sunniest city in Canada has a wide variety of accommodation, meeting venues, restaurants and attractions. The scenic South Saskatchewan River Valley runs through the city. Guests will find more than 100 parks and 90 km (56 mi) of walking trails to enjoy. There are also seven golf courses, a casino, and unique attractions such as the World’s Tallest Tepee, the Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic Site, and the gaslight-themed downtown area with over 200 shops and services, including a vibrant arts scene. Within a short drive guests can visit unique attractions like Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park or Dinosaur Provincial Park in the Canadian Badlands. Find Travel Deals on TravelAlberta.com

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Lloydminster
Lloydminster is the only single municipality in Canada that is split by a provincial border – half of the city is in Alberta, the other half in Saskatchewan. With 10 different facilities offering meeting space, there are plenty of options for planning your event in this unique destination. Numerous hotels, restaurants and attractions are also available. Popular activities include hiking, bird watching, golfing and curling. Less than 30 minutes outside the city is Sandy Beach Lake Regional Park, a popular summer destination for residents and visitors.
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