Destination: Alberta Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4,
800-661-1260 or 403-261-0125
50,000 sq ft
Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, with over 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space; imagine the possibilities. We’re experts at events extra large and small, from worldwide trade and consumer shows to gala banquets to small, intimate gatherings.
By Nikki Gloudeman
September 25, 2012
Alberta’s sublime natural resources are vividly captured in wide angles and aerial shots. Witness Travel Alberta’s recent video campaign, featuring footage of the ice-capped Canadian Rockies, a bright yellow canola field, fly fishers on a turquoise-blue lake and horses stampeding across open plains, punctuated with acoustic guitar-backed crooning as achingly poignant as the natural vistas featured.
By Chris McBeath
June 27, 2012
From grizzly bears on the west coast to polar bears on the shores of Hudson Bay, Canada’s four westernmost provinces, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, offer meeting professionals extraordinary variety. Within these provinces are large cities whose names are well known, including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg. There are also smaller cities, that are equally attractive for their meeting potential. And there’s the landscape. A magnificent terrain stretching across nearly 1,550 miles (2,500 kilometers), it contains ancient rain forest and desert canyons, carves through towering glacial mountains and shimmers with vast prairies of wheat and mustard.
By Nikki Gloudeman
September 23, 2011
The best of Alberta from those who know it best
By Nikki Gloudeman
June 21, 2011
What do rugged stretches of mountain terrain, dazzlingly appointed luxury hotels, striking city skylines, endless vistas of the Pacific Ocean and vast expanses of untouched wooded nature have in common?
Actually, there are two common factors: They’re all drop-dead gorgeous. And they’re all in Western Canada.
Indeed, there is something almost mystical about the singular beauty of Canada’s western side, which varies in landscapes but never in aesthetic wonderment. Locales include Vancouver and Edmonton, cities uncommonly defined by the stunning nature around them; Victoria, a harbor town that epitomizes the word scenic; Whistler, a quintessential alpine mountain destination; Calgary and its rugged cowboy vibe; the towering peaks and blue-green waters of Banff and Lake Louise; and between all these, sizable stretches of unbridled grandeur.
This rich array of striking vistas also sets the tone for memorable meetings. Host an event amid the beauty of Western Canada, and your attendees won’t soon forget it.
By Talia Salem
March 28, 2011
Edmonton might not have the name recognition of some of its Canadian counterparts, such as Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, but it has many buzz-worthy offerings.
By Kathy Chin Leong
September 30, 2010
It’s a steep climb to the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper, Alberta, but every angular jostle is worth the view from the comfort of a custom-built snowcoach, hauling visitors up every 15 minutes. The whitish-blue icy tongue, estimated to be nearly four miles long and 1,000 feet thick, is a gargantuan natural wonder, epic in both size and beauty, along the Columbia Icefield.
Learn about Alberta for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Located above Montana, Alberta is endowed with a combination of turquoise lakes, towering mountains and historic cowboy towns. It has served as the perfect stage for corporate shindigs for decades. The most dominant geographical feature is the north-south run of the Canadian Rockies, a truly majestic collection of jagged peaks interspersed with glacier-fed lakes and verdant valleys. In addition to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Alberta is home to two magnificent national parks, Banff and Jasper, that continually preserve the region’s beauty and attractions.
Alberta is also home to many of Canada’s most vibrant cities that complement the stunning landscape: Calgary, the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics and an urban boomtown, and Edmonton, a sophisticated-yet-casual city with a lively arts scene. Add the resort town of Banff, and there’s an engaging trio of major destinations to consider.