• Explore Canada with Elevated Experiences

     
    POSTED September 9, 2019
     
  • Explore Canada with Elevated Experiences

     
    POSTED September 9, 2019
     
  • Explore Canada with Elevated Experiences

     
    POSTED September 9, 2019
     

Vancouver Convention Centre Celebrates 10th Birthday

The West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre, known for its beautiful water views, opened its doors in April 2009 and has hosted more than 5,500 events. The addition of the structure tripled the facility’s capacity, enabling the convention center to welcome more than 9 million guests from around the world to gatherings such as major citywide conventions, consumer and trade shows, private meetings, banquets, fundraisers, community events, special events, public celebrations, and film and TV shoots. Vancouver Convention Centre is the world’s first double LEED Platinum certified convention center.

Elevated Tree Walk Experience Planned for Squamish

Sea to Sky Gondola’s mission is to make it easy for people to connect with the great outdoors. In keeping with that philosophy, the organization plans to erect an accessible, architecturally stunning tree walk that winds 34 meters into the sky, offers soaring 360-degree views and provides access for guests of all ages and abilities. The elevated trail experience starts at Summit Lodge and leads guests on a 2.5-kilometer return trip through the trees and over wetlands along Panorama Ridge. The new structure is the first of its kind in North America and designed to thoughtfully integrate into nature. The Squamish-based tourism attraction opened in 2014. 

Maple Leaf Adventures Introduces Cascadia

A Canadian ecotourism pioneer, Maple Leaf Adventures, has launched the 138- foot catamaran Cascadia in British Columbia to provide luxury expeditions along the region’s beautiful western coast. Owners Kevin Smith and Maureen Gordon were inspired by the increasing demand for transformational experiences in unspoiled regions, which is a great fit for incentive trips. Accommodating up to 24 guests, Cascadia is designed to offer a more intimate and authentic experience, one aligned with the scale of the coastal inlets and the communities that guests will visit. Regular itineraries include Haida Gwaii, Great Bear Rainforest, Vancouver Island, southern British Columbia’s fjords, and wine cruising through the Gulf Islands.

Seven years ago, I moved to The Woodlands from out of state to be closer to family. What I was hoping to find was a familial connection that had been missing ever since I moved away from Indiana, where I was born and raised. What I found, however, was so much more: An eclectic, diverse and welcoming community that I am so proud to call home. I also found a wonderful destination for meetings and events.

 

With mostly family-owned shops and restaurants, 26 miles of sandy beaches, and more than double the miles in bike trails, Muskegon sounds like it could be a city on the West Coast. But combine it with snowy winters and a small-town feel, and Muskegon is a Midwestern city full of character. While the city provides plenty of recreational things to do, meetings and events don’t lack in luster. Opening in spring 2021, a new convention center is just one highlight for planners looking to book in Western Michigan, among plenty of other exciting venues to explore. 

 

According to the city's chamber of commerce, Amarillo – which is Spanish for "yellow" – earned its name from the color of the subsoil of Amarillo Creek and the flowers of the area's yucca plants. The Texas Panhandle city is at the crossroads of the desert and southern plains, as well as a tenacious ranching lifestyle and a creative urban vibe. Here, you'll find the wild beauty of the Palo Duro Canyon and the quirky artistry of Cadillac Ranch.