Skip to main content

Edmonton

EDMONTON'S WEALTH OF ATTRACTIONS MAKES MEETINGS MEMORABLE

Meeting planners and delegates jump at an invitation to network and learn in Alberta’s northern-most city. A variety of event facilities incorporate the best of Edmonton, and when you add year ‘round festivals, Canada’s largest sports and entertainment district, the planet’s largest shopping mall, and the doorstep to the Northern Rockies, well, you’ve got just the right combination to set attendance records. Some may call these distractions — but we say they’re some of the best reasons to meet in Edmonton.  

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS

12,738

TOTAL MEETING SPACE

61,847 sq m | 665,721 sq ft

EDMONTON EXPO CENTRE

48,495 sq m | 522,000 sq ft |
3,400 Gala

SHAW CONVENTION CENTRE

13,352 sq m | 143,721 sq ft |
4,800 Gala

BIGGEST HOTEL BALLROOM

874 sq m | 9,405 sq ft |
850 Gala

Experts to help you plan
Explore Edmonton

Entering Canada
Destination Canada

Time Zone
Mountain Time Zone

Current Time

This place is perfect for meetings that:

  • Want to include industry expertise into their agenda — Life Sciences, ICT and Natural Resources pros all here
  • Want to meet near where they play – Edmonton's ICE District and conventions space are within blocks of each other
  • Look to amp up their culture quotient with dynamic museum and gallery events
  • Love nature just as much as creature comforts

You can count on:

  • Open hearts. Open minds. Edmonton is open for business.
  • State-of-the-art, Green Key certified meeting spaces on the edge of the North Saskatchewan River Valley
  • An entrepreneurial, "All In," spirit of collaboration
  • Prairie light, city lights, and Northern Lights illuminating your event
  • A city of creative spirits to help animate your event
  • Your delegates booking a return ticket for Edmonton’s festival season

MOVING YOUR PEOPLE

Edmonton International Airport (YEG) to your registration desk: 30-minute drive

Once you’re here: Light Rail Transit (LRT), historic trolley, Segway, ski, snowshoe, jet boat, pedway

BEFORE — AFTER — IN-BETWEEN MEETINGS

PLANNING ESSENTIALS

Get a good night’s rest

Coast, Delta, Fairmont, Hyatt, and Westin are the familiar names that greet your guests. Big brand hotels and independent properties downtown are close to boutique shops, museums and galleries, the Provincial legislature buildings, green space, and walking and cycling trails. A few minutes on the LRT connects downtown to the Edmonton Expo Centre.

Stretch your budget in Canada

It’s a fact. Event dollars go further in Canada. With the Canadian dollar hovering between 25 and 30% below the U.S. dollar, planners are encouraged to enhance their meeting experience here. Dollars saved on the program requirements can translate into more bells and whistles or your bottom line, you pick.

Groups meeting in Edmonton enjoy the Alberta advantage: no provincial tax

Foreign Exchange

Biggest bang for your meeting buck

July and August

Weather

Spring

2°C to 10°C

35.6°F to 50°F

Summer

11°C to 23°C

51.8°F to 73.4°F

Fall

0°C to 11°C

32°F to 51.8°F

Winter

13°C to -3°C

8.6°F to 26.6°F

We applaud all the hard work of your entire staff to ensure the success of our conference! We will definitely recommend the Shaw Conference Centre to others in the meeting planning industry looking to book a group in Edmonton.

Botanical Society of America

Here's how we can help you get planning

The team at Business Events Canada helps meeting planners bring corporate, association and incentive events to Canada. Contact our team for:

  • Inspiration
  • Impartial insights
  • Introductions
  • Bid assistance
  • Planning tool kit