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Canadian Rockies

Picture lofty snow-capped mountains, ancient glaciers, thundering waterfalls, crystal lakes and alpine meadows awash in wildflowers. Imagine situating your event in this awe-inspiring scenery. Meetings here often increase attendance because people want to experience our Canadian Rockies.

  • Banff & Lake Louise

    Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Alberta
    Inspiring Scenery

    You know the feeling of being somewhere and wishing you could stay forever? Welcome to Banff National Park. You’ve seen the pictures – dazzling peaks, lush alpine meadows, turquoise lakes, virgin forest, towering waterfalls and wildlife galore. 

    Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

    Banff has 25 meeting and convention properties that can accommodate groups as few as 10 and as many as 2,000. Choose from small boutique hotels, rustic mountain lodges or full service luxury resorts and find competitive budget-friendly pricing.

    Canoeing on Lake Louise
    Activities and Attractions

    Year round activities and attractions make Banff-Lake Louise a highly desirable destination. Summer activities include golfing, horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, rock climbing and cycling. Winter activities are all about the snow – skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating and canyon ice walks. You’ll find eclectic dining options from casual to elegant; boutique shopping, galleries, and museums; and a vibrant international performing arts scene.

    Skiing at Sunshine Village
    Green and Accessible

    A location inside Canada’s first national park means environmental stewardship is a top priority. Getting here is easy. Banff is a scenic 1.5 hour drive west of Calgary International Airport (40 minutes more to Lake Louise). An airport shuttle or one of several transportation companies with convenient schedules can easily get your group here.

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  • Canmore/Kananaskis

    Horseback Riding in Kananaskis Country, Alberta
    Accessible Rocky Mountain Retreat

    Located just outside the entrance to Banff National Park and only an hour from the Calgary International Airport, Canmore is the largest community in the Canadian Rockies and offers all of the activities, dining, shopping and accommodation that your guests are seeking, in a truly authentic mountain community setting.

    Canmore is the gateway to Kananaskis Country. This stunning area offers a scenic wilderness rivalling anything your guests have imagined about the Rockies, with abundant wildlife frequently seen from the roadside. There are 4,000 square kilometers of mountain parks to explore and unlimited activities for all levels of adventurers.

    Dog Sledding in Kananaskis Country - Spray Valley Provincial Park
    Variety of Meeting Venues

    Canmore Kananaskis offer a variety of locations that can accommodate small, intimate retreats as well as larger events, with venues ranging from modern theatre-style auditoriums to rustic lodges and a state of the art Elevation Place. Operators are particularly adept at hosting mid-sized groups of 50 to 500 people, but are also experienced in accommodating larger international events like the 1988 Winter Olympics Alpine and Nordic Ski events, the 2002 G8 Summit and World Cup competitions.

    Heli-Tour in Canmore Alberta
    A Perfect Combination

    As Canada’s mountain sports destination, Canmore Kananaskis offers a mountain playground perfect for individuals and groups alike. Canmore and Kananaskis are both easy additions to any Canadian Rocky Mountain itinerary. Downtown Canmore has an inviting downtown core that is easily accessible by motor coach and offers a dedicated motor coach drop off/pick up location and the vast open spaces of Kananaskis are also motor coach friendly. Visitors can expect gourmet dining, outstanding accommodation and inviting pubs and coffee shops set among some of the most remarkable scenery in the Canadian Rockies.

    Golfing at Silvertip Golf Resort, Canmore Alberta
    Four Seasons of Recreation

    Kananaskis is made up of more than 4,000 sq km (1,545 sq mi) of mountain parks. Unparalleled recreational opportunities await, year round. Hike, cycle, climb, golf, fish, go horseback riding or whitewater rafting. In winter, it’s skating, snowshoeing, dogsledding, cross-country and downhill skiing. Unique teambuilding experiences and group tours can be easily arranged through local tour operators. This four-season recreation destination offers adventure for all fitness levels and interests.

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  • Jasper

    Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta
    Great Outdoors

    Located in the heart of Jasper National Park, the town of Jasper is surrounded by the highest peaks of the Canadian Rockies, crystal clear lakes and gleaming glaciers. The largest of the Rocky Mountain national parks – and home to the world’s biggest dark sky preserve – Jasper will elevate any meeting or conference.

    Mountain Biking at Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta
    All Season Activities

    There is an abundance of all season activities to enjoy in and around the town of Jasper including hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, whitewater rafting, wildlife viewing, snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding. Group tours can easily be arranged for a boat cruise on the famously photographed Maligne Lake, the Jasper Tramway, Athabasca Falls, Miette Hot Springs or the nearby Columbia Ice Fields.

    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club
    Exceptional Golfing

    The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge golf course is one of the “must play” courses in Canada. Guests can enjoy a round before or after a meeting on a course that is routinely rated by ScoreGolf Magazine as Best Golf Resort in Canada.

    Jasper, Alberta
    Accessible Amenities

    The town of Jasper is incredibly walkable and guests can enjoy an eclectic array of restaurants, a unique brewpub for beer aficionados, lively nightlife, art galleries, museums and unique shops...and the best bakery this side of anywhere.

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