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New partnership, new dates for next SHiFT program

SHiFT, Travel Alberta’s annual experiential travel training program, has been the genesis of more than 24 new tourism experiences since its inception in 2015. Experience development gives the tourism industry a competitive advantage as we work to increase tourism revenues to $10 billion by 2020. Travel Alberta, together with partners... Read More »

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K-Days are coming

The K-Days is Edmonton's biggest summer festival and features everything from live music and midway rides to rodeos, Pow Wows and an amazing array of food. Festivities are set to kick off on Friday, July 21 at 10 a.m. with the annual parade, running through the heart of downtown this year... Read More »

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Patio season heats up with fewer rules

It is now easier for licensed venues to offer the type of patio experience customers want, thanks to new policy that includes fewer restrictions on how patios are built. Minister Joe Ceci and Alain Maisonneuve announce new patio rules at an event during the Calgary Stampede. Licensed restaurants and bars in Alberta... Read More »

Government of Alberta

Mexico presents more opportunities for Canada

Destination Canada was in Mexico this week with 11 provincial, destination and industry partners to continue to build on 2017’s strong start.    The two-day trip allowed Destination Canada and Canadian industry partners, to develop new and existing relationships, and learn more about the Mexican market through business sessions with in-market trade,... Read More »

Destination Canada

Yahoo! Hats off to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, issued the following statement about this year’s Calgary Stampede: “As Minister of Culture and Tourism, I would like to welcome everyone to the world-renowned Calgary Stampede. Come celebrate our western roots and rural agriculture community during Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. “With a new Bollywood... Read More »

Government of Alberta

Connect through content - part two

Capturing the attention of potential travellers is more critical than ever. If you want to make a connection, you’re going to need to know how to tell a good story that works across channels (Facebook, website, Instagram etc.).  If you have already discovered your story, it’s time to learn how to... Read More »

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Kananaskis revitalized by funding boost

Government investment in Alberta Parks in the Kananaskis Region will create and enhance the visitor experience. The province earmarked $18.7 million this year towards improving amenities in the nearly 60 parks and protected areas throughout the Kananaskis region, building on a $9.7-million commitment last year. “Alberta’s wild spaces make our lives better.... Read More »

Government of Alberta

New On-It bus service between Banff and Calgary

On-It is celebrating Canada’s 150 birthday with weekend bus service from June 17 to September 4, 2017. The Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) is piloting the service to Banff that will include pick-up and stops in Okotoks, Calgary Cochrane and Canmore. Tickets are sold online at a special Canada 150 price of $10... Read More »

ON-it Regional Transit

Canadian En[tour]preneur Experience

Join us in Ottawa August 13–15, 2017  En[tour]preneur - Noun. A creative and passionate individual interested in a career in tourism.  Does this describe you? Apply now to join Bardish Chagger, Canada’s Minister of Small Business and Tourism, in Ottawa from August 13 to 15, 2017‎, for two days of learning... Read More »

Government of Canada

Canada's most endangered mammal gets a major boost

As Canada marks its 150th birthday, the Calgary Zoo is also commemorating a successful year for the Vancouver Island marmot. The country’s most endangered mammal will see a major boost with three marmots released into the wild in early July and the birth of at least 16 pups at the... Read More »

Calgary Zoo

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