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Alberta Food Tours to launch province-wide social media contest to celebrate Canada150

Alberta Food Tours, Inc. is launching a province-wide Instagram contest to increase awareness of Alberta as a food destination, to showcase our amazing partners and to engage Alberta food lovers in building our bountiful food story. It's our way of celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.  Join Alberta Food Tours, Inc. president, Karen... Read More »

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Alberta steps up to help grow Indigenous tourism

New tourism initiatives aim to create jobs for First Nations and Métis communities and attract more visitors to the province. The Government of Alberta is providing the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) with a $100,000 grant to help establish a provincial Indigenous tourism organization and grow tourism-related businesses across the... Read More »

Government of Alberta

Adventure at Historic Sites, Museums and Archives

Join hundreds of thousands of visitors this summer exploring 20 provincially-owned historic sites, museums and archives for an affordable Alberta adventure. Experience everything about Alberta’s history from close-up encounters with dinosaurs and vintage vehicles to learning about ancient bison-hunting culture and tasting delicious Ukrainian cuisine. As Canadians across the country celebrate the... Read More »

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WinSport Funding to Refurbish World-class Facility

A $10-million investment in the upgrade and modernization of the WinSport sliding track at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary is helping develop athletes and world-class sporting facilities.The funding, part of the Government of Alberta’s Capital Plan, will assist with refurbishment of the sliding track at WinSport. “As we celebrate Canada’s 150th... Read More »

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Calling All Tourism Champions

May 28 - June 3, 2017 is Tourism Week in Canada Tourism Week in Canada is a grassroots initiative that brings attention to the economic opportunity available to Canada through travel and tourism and the public policy challenges preventing the sector from capitalizing on those opportunities. Tourism Week in Canada aligns tourism... Read More »

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Industrial finds unearth palaeontological past

A new exhibit at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology welcomes Albertans to discover spectacular fossil finds from across the province. As one of the best places in the world for fossil preservation and discovery, Alberta is an exciting window into prehistoric life. The museum's new exhibit,... Read More »

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Signs of celebration: Sesquicentennial Public Art Sculptures Launching Across the Country

Charlotte Bell, President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage officially unveiled a Canada150 3D... Read More »

Tourism Industry Association of Canada

RVC is a Big Deal - Here's Why

Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) 2017, is a big-ticket tourism industry conference that takes place in a different city across Canada every year. Calgary, Alberta has the honour this year, with Travel Alberta and Tourism Calgary playing host from May 9-12. More than 1600 delegates from around the world come together for... Read More »

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Minister Miranda Welcomes Global Tourism Partners

Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda issued the following statement regarding Rendez-vous Canada 2017 in Calgary: “I would like to welcome our tourism trade partners from across the country and around the world to Alberta for Rendez-vous Canada, the nation’s top international business-to-business marketplace for tourism." “Alberta will be welcoming more than... Read More »

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Call for Hosts for Fifth Annual Open Farm Days

Farmers and ranchers are invited to share stories, educate and expand their markets as hosts for Alberta Open Farm Days, Aug. 19-20. Producers and ag-tourism operators can sign up using the online registration form available at the Alberta Open Farm Days website. The application deadline for host farms is Mahttp://industry.travelalberta.com/y 31. “The... Read More »

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