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Why Canada?

There are hundreds of smart reasons to meet in canada — Here are our top 10

 

 

 

 

You’re always welcome

Open minds. Open hearts. Everyone’s welcome here.
Genuine hospitality is our calling card.  

CAD $ = your best value proposition

The exchange on the Canadian dollar is as sweet as maple syrup. For most currencies, but especially the U.S., you can expect up to a 20% savings. Tax rebates, financial incentives, and seasonal savings stretch your budget even further. More bells and whistles for your program, or accounting accolades — your call.

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Location, location, location

Canada’s vast landscape is punctuated with distinct destinations — urban, coastal, mountain, prairie, or on the edge of the wilderness — meeting and event planners find endless options here.

STATE-OF-THE-ART CONVENTION FACILITIES

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Soaring mountains, bustling harbours and dynamic urban views — no matter where they're located, Canada’s convention centres offer a distinctly Canadian sense of place. LEEDs-designed, BOMA-certified sustainable facilities pair with award-winning event production, catering, and destination management companies to deliver event excellence.

THE PLACE TO BE 

Easy to get to, safe, culturally diverse, and welcoming — attendance and delegate engagement both soar with an invitation to convene in Canada.

WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER?

Intimate board meetings for a few, or a citywide take-over of thousands — you’ll find the perfect fit in Canada, where size really doesn’t matter. 

 

We’re closer than you think

You can touch down in our major cities within hours on direct flights from just about everywhere. Coming from the U.S.?  Better still. Leading Canadian cities huddle close to the U.S. border, most within 160 kilometres (100 miles). This means quick flights from major hubs.

WHERE CORPORATE LEGENDS ARE CREATED

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The promise of Canada is an incentive worth working for. Polar bear watching. Counting icebergs. Wilderness safaris. Rocky Mountain retreats. Cosmopolitan luxury getaways. Here, deeply immersive experiences highlight Canada’s unique culture from coast to coast to coast.

EXPERTS TO GUIDE THE WAY

Meetings experts to guide the way

 

 

The Canada Border Services Agency welcomes meeting groups here daily. The pros at our International Events and Convention Services Program and Regional Coordinator equip international planners with straightforward directions to import/export trade shows.

CAPTURING HEARTS AND MINDS ACROSS THE GLOBE

Canada grabs headlines for all the right reasons! Topping countless best of, best cities, top ski resorts and smart convention centre lists, it’s easy to understand why both the New York Times and Lonely Planet declared Canada the “IT” destination for 2017.

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52 Places to go in 2017 “A northern neighbor is a world to explore.”

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Best in Travel 2017 TOP COUNTRIES #1

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2017 Destination of the Year

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