Destination Profiles

  • Exploring the meeting spaces of friendly Manitoba

    As the capital of Manitoba and in the geographic centre of Canada, Winnipeg is a thriving, cosmopolitan city with an innovative arts scene, tantalizing restaurants, luxurious spas, fabulous shopping, a lively entertainment scene brimming with homegrown talent and compelling history.

  • Touring the meeting spaces of Regina

    I am ashamed to admit that prior to a few weeks ago, I had never set foot in Saskatchewan, though I had in the past planned several roadshows in the early 2000s to Regina and Saskatoon. The idea of visiting a place where you could see your dog running away for three days, as so humorously put by one lady from Regina, did not seem very exciting. But what an eye-opener! We couldn’t have met a more outgoing or engaging people, passionate about their city and excited about what the future holds and what they can offer meeting planners. It all filters down from one dynamic and accessible mayor, Pat Fiacco.

  • Western hospitality

    From stunning waterfront hotels and mountaintop resorts offering breathtaking views of Vancouver and its harbor to world-class Alberta properties that blend the best of sporting and gaming excitement with fabulous event spaces, Western Canada offers event planners a host of spectacular meeting venue options.

  • Jasper, Alberta

    At over 385 kilometres from the nearest international airport in Edmonton, the small town of Jasper, Alberta (population 5,000) may not seem like the most intuitive choice for corporate event planners. Travel is a definite consideration.

  • Banff/Lake Louise, Alberta

    With its magnificent snow-capped peaks, crystal clear waters and an abundance of picture-perfect vistas, Banff is not only an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, it is also one of Canada’s top incentive destinations and increasingly popular with meeting planners from across the country.

  • Rocky Mountain High: Whistler, B.C.

    Nestled in British Columbia’s magnificent Coast Mountains and distinguished by its impressive twin peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb, Whistler is rated as one of the world’s top destination resorts year after year. Surrounded by forested valleys, rivers and lakes, this mountain paradise offers meeting and event planners a spectacular variety of venues to choose from.

  • Peaks and valleys – Thompson Okanagan, B.C.

    Home to Canada’s only desert and the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies, the Thompson Okanagan region of south central British Columbia is a unique area that amazes visitors with its diversity. Distinguished by semi-arid desert and vineyards in the south, ranchlands and rolling hills in the central region and spectacular mountain wilderness in the north, Thompson Okanagan offers an abundance of sunshine and year-round activities for everyone.

  • Unique meeting spaces and event places of Toronto

    As Canada’s largest city, Toronto is a vibrant and fascinating mix of neighbourhoods, cultures, languages and cuisines. As a tourist destination, few Canadian cities can rival the sheer number and variety of attractions that Toronto has to offer.

  • Conferences from coast to coast

    Not content with taking a back seat to their big-city, convention-centre siblings, conference centres across the country have been winning a more significant share of the meetings and event spotlight in recent years. Whether it’s a former waterfront cargo shed that has been transformed into a spectacular year-round event venue in Halifax to a stylish and elegant conference centre minutes from downtown Edmonton or an architecturally stunning facility in the heart of downtown Victoria, B.C., the country’s wide variety of conference centres are ready for their moment in the sun.

  • Allstream is all that

    Allstream Centre, one of Canada’s greenest and most energy-efficient conference centres, celebrated its one-year anniversary in October 2010 since sweeping renovations to the interior. Originally constructed in 1929, the new Allstream Centre, which was gutted and redone with a new roof, was built to target LEED Silver certification. The Centre is 160,000 square feet of modern elegance and state-of-the-art technology, offering meeting planners an ideal location for their conferences, conventions and galas.

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