Destination: Canada Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Lisa Kopochinski
April 23, 2013
Actor Bruce Wills said it best in Die Hard: With a Vengeance: “I had no idea this much fun!” More Americans and international meeting overing this, too, as they increasingly book events in the United Anorthern locales. With a population of 23.1 million, eastern cludes Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Edward Island, is home to 70 percent of Canadian residents.
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 Steve Winston
May 30, 2012
Eastern Canada is technically just half of one country, but it contains enough cultures, traditions, lifestyles and geographic features to comprise multiple countries. Meeting planners are finding that there’s also an advanced meeting infrastructure, superb hotels and restaurants, and diverse recreational opportunities.
By Nikki Gloudeman
December 30, 2011
Talk about a sense of arrival: Book a meeting in the Rocky Mountains, and your attendees will be greeted with the sight of natural wonders shaped over the course of millions of years, soaring thousands of feet into the sky. They will have access to ample winding trails, snowy crests and wildlife. They will be able to ski, bike, hike—pretty much any outdoor pursuit imaginable.
By Christine Loomis
October 31, 2011
Vancouver, soaring glass towers and urban-chic neighborhoods included, is informed as much by abundant nature and outdoor adventure as by city sophistication. Few cosmopolitan areas weave together these disparate influences as seamlessly as this western Canadian hub, its relatively young population as at home in trendy shops as in kayaks.
From miles of shoreline and beaches to gardens and groves of giant trees in 1,000-acre Stanley Park, to say nothing of near wraparound views of water and mountains, nature in British Columbia’s largest city is rarely out of sight. Yet to pin Vancouver only to its natural attributes is to miss the bounty of what humans have created. Arts and culture deeply rooted in First Nations traditions, as well as in Asian and European influences, present visitors with a mélange of rich, colorful and, perhaps most of all, tasty possibilities.
Learn about Canada for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Our large neighbors to the north, a society of moose hunting hockey lovers as they are often depicted, Canada really offers a slew of sophisticated, majestic and metropolitan options to explore. In some places rugged, and other the mirror image of a Parisian city, Canada is much more than backwoods and microbrews.
In a space so large it is only suiting that the terrain and ambiance of the provinces would be a mixed bag, and it is. Famous for its inter providence rail system that allows for a majestic trip across the state, Canada is also the home of Montreal, a city truly in the heart of French Canada.