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  • Winter comes alive in Calgary

    Snowy conditions and chilled temperatures don’t need to put the freeze on your event planning. The winter months can offer up unique events, attractions and opportunities – and there are few destinations where winter comes together like Calgary. Planning around the cold? Consider just some of the ways Calgary makes winter shine… Olympic-sized activities There are benefits to being the former host of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Calgary’s WinSport at Canada Olympic Park boasts a scenic and exciting event space…

  • Why Calgary?

    There’s a reason Calgary is regarded as one of Canada’s premier meeting destinations. More than a few, in fact. From its wealth of venues to its vibrant entertainment, its breathtaking views to its contemporary western charm, Calgary is an all-in-one pick for unforgettable events. Still need convincing? Here are some answers meeting planners receive when they ask, “why Calgary?” Always accommodating Calgary sports over 1.2 million square feet of meeting space across a range of conference centres, convention halls, exhibition…

  • Going big? Go Calgary

    For big plans and bold ideas, few destinations are more accommodating than Canada’s Stampede City.  As home to hundreds of unique venues, ample food and entertainment and one of the richest cultural scenes in the west, Calgary’s wealth of offerings make it an ideal locale for events of all sizes. Part of Calgary’s allure is its capacity. The city boasts 1.2 million square feet of meeting space, including a generous mix of convention spaces, meeting rooms, conference halls and exhibition…

  • Take a bite out of Calgary

    5 mouth-watering reasons to visit this lively culinary hotspot When it comes to Calgary’s food scene, it’s not all about that word-famous Alberta beef. From purple potatoes and heirloom beets to garden fresh carrots and sweet-tart rhubarb, you’ll be swooning over the local produce faster than you can say, “cheesecake”. Thinking of hosting your next corporate event in Calgary? Then let us help you imagine some of the wonderful, succulent reasons to make it so. Here are five tips to…

  • Engage your attendees by holding an island meeting in PEI

    Your organization is planning what promises to be the conference of the year. The venue is expected to boast all the latest technological and digital platforms, the guest speakers are ready to deliver game-changing speeches, and the white papers are still crisp and warm from the photocopier. Having taken all the necessary steps on your end towards staging a successful conference, how do you keep your participants engaged and interested, ensuring they retain all pertinent information? You create a memorable…

  • Take a stroll through the neighborhoods of Calgary

    Aside from its cool western vibe, exciting nightlife and stunning natural surroundings, Calgary has another appealing thing going for it:  it’s easy to explore on foot. With a vibrant downtown core consisting of five main neighbourhoods—Eau Claire, the Downtown West End, the Downtown Commercial Core, Chinatown and the Downtown East Village—each district offers some unique, pedestrian-friendly zones with distinct vibes of their very own. Here are a few of Calgary’s walkable neighbourhoods you should be sure to check out during…

  • Eight reasons summer events are better in Calgary

    Calgary is an all-season destination, but the city truly comes alive in the summer. With its outstanding music and arts scene, a plethora of food and cultural festivals and one of the world’s largest and most celebrated rodeos, it’s impossible not to find fun (and even some leisure!) in Alberta’s most-visited city. Planning a corporate event this summer? Here are eight reasons to choose Calgary: 1.  The Calgary Stampede: Calgary’s most famous attraction is by far the Calgary Stampede. This…

  • Four ways to tap into the wellbeing trend at your corporate meeting or event

    Wellbeing is the new green, and many companies are starting to invest in this concept. Every year, studies reveal the close connection between employee productivity and wellbeing in the workplace. In response, organizations are changing their values, keen to jumpstart wellness programs that attract and retain top talent. From natural light and good indoor air quality to comfort and access to nature, a healthy space isn’t just environmentally friendly; it keeps stress levels at bay, cares about personal wellbeing and…

  • Meeting in Québec City: Top four seasonal themes to engage audiences

    A landscape of 17th century landmarks, majestic parks and modern amenities, there are always new things to do in one of Canada’s most historic metropolises – Québec City. Established in 1608, the country’s first European settlement blends old world style with an eclectic vibe, every month of the year. From spring to winter, each of the four distinct seasons bring their own unique experiences that serve as jumping off points for planning creative and memorable events with plenty of wow…

  • Calgary’s finance sector invests in your ideas and takes businesses to new heights

    A frontrunner in the financial sector, Calgary is attracting and welcoming new residents, businesses and events yearly. As Western Canada’s business centre, the city fosters economic growth by promoting local, national and international business investment and trade development opportunities. With Calgary’s leading position in the energy, transportation and logistics, technology, agribusiness, and creative industries, the city is in an advantageous position, both geographically and professionally, to facilitate growth in national and international markets. Calgary’s financial sector drives community involvement and…

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