Where Trendsetters Meet
Remember the kid in school you thought was a geek, but turned out to be super-cool? That’s Canada: hip, cool, turned on, and totally rad. The place everyone wants to hang.
Today’s in-the-know meeting planners recognize the appeal of Canada’s sophisticated safe urban centres: sustainable, green conference spaces, eclectic accommodations and only-in-Canada experiences that drive attendance. Trendsetting event pros innovate their meetings in unique Canadian resorts because they know untamed luxury sparks creativity and engagement. Stay ahead of the curve and up the hip-factor of your next event. Call on Canada. We’re ready to turn you on.
22 International Airports with direct flight service to the U.S., UK, Europe and Asia.
In Canada you’ll find more than 50 different hotel brands with names you’ll recognize. Together they total 450,000 hotel rooms in a growing list of 8,200 properties. Choose from sleek and modern downtown convention hotels, or hip boutique properties in the heart of our cities’ cultural districts. Iconic castles and chalets standout from coast to coast, while cozy mountain lodges are just far enough away from it all, yet close to everything your delegates desire.
Before and after the main event, guests may extend their stay at one-of-a-kind accommodations they’ll only find here. Possibilities include:
Professional Conference Organizers (PCO’s)
Canada offers a network of professional conference organizers and event managers adept at executing the finest conference management details. From sponsorship to attendance marketing, from transportation logistics to organizing housing assignments; from creative event design to keynote speaker organization — you’ll find our PCOs professional, organized and distinctly Canadian.
21st Century Meeting Spaces
Canada is dramatic, vast, and totally connected, just like our convention facilities. Across the country we have over 325,000 sq. m. / 3.5 million sq. ft. of convention space in cities large and small. Transforming them into your own private state-of-the-art knowledge centres is as easy as connecting with the Destination Canada Business Events team to begin planning.
21st Century meeting spaces provide access to the latest conference and AV equipment. Thoughtfully designed, many offer inspiring views, natural daylight, ergonomically designed furniture, contemporary and flexible breakout areas, state-of-the-art technology.
There's Even More to Know About Canada
Canada’s major gateway cities are clustered within 160 kilometres (100 miles) of the Canada-US border.
We Speak Your Language
English and French are our two official languages, but you can converse in hundreds of others.
- You can travel just about anywhere in Canada using only English.
French is an official language and is spoken in every province, but the highest concentration of native French speakers is in Québec.
Canada’s Familiar Culture
Canadian culture may seem like many others—that’s because our population is made up of 200 different ethnic groups, melded together to create one big, diverse and welcoming country.
Canadian cuisine as wide as our northern skies
Three vast oceans, 160 million acres of rich farmland, millions of acres of wild forests, and 200 unique cultures all come together on eclectic and flavourful menus from coast to coast to coast. Combine our national love of the wild—wild game, wild salmon and cod, and wild edibles foraged in backyard forests—with our 94,000 restaurants, you’re bound to find both familiar and exotic plates here.
We really had a fantastic experience in Vancouver, our registration numbers were strong, we received excellent feedback from our attendees, and all aspects of planning went very smoothly. Sincere thanks for your contributions and continued communications from the beginning through to follow up of our meeting.
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
The resources provided by the Niagara Falls Tourism office gave us insight into the community that we could not locate anywhere else. Their proficiency to our needs including the appropriate environment for learning and entertaining exceeded our expectations.
Direct Sellers Association
Europeans love wide open spaces, which plays a significant part in how much they appreciate a destination. The food, too. But it is especially Quebecer’s warm welcome that surprises and delights visitors. Business travellers and tourists alike quickly feel like home.
International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
We decided it would be nice to bring our conference to Canada, and when we looked at the different cities, the natural fit for us was Ottawa. It’s your capital city, it’s where your decision-makers are, and it’s a technology city, so it works very well for us.
International Data Link Society
Here's how we can help you get planning
The team at Destination Canada Business Events assists planners in bringing corporate, association and incentive events to Canada.
Contact our team for:
- Impartial insights
- Bid assistance
- Planning toolkit