Category Archives: Canada

News from the Great White North and our Canadian friends (and sometimes foes)

San Diego 4th in US on Cvent Lists For 2018 Top Meeting Destinations Worldwide

Cvent, Inc., whose business is meetings, events, and hospitality technology, released on July 26,2018 its annual lists of the top cities for meetings and events worldwide. Three new regions are highlighted this year: Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), Canada and Europe. The lists were compiled based on sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network. In 2017, more than 40 million room nights worldwide and $14.7 billion of business were sourced through the Cvent Supplier Network – helping to support more than 715,000 events around the globe.

Cvent Cvent Lists For 2018 Top Meeting Destinations Worldwide

“When we first launched Top Destinations in 2012, the only cities highlighted were located in the United States. Now, six years later, Top Destinations includes six lists covering every region in the world,” said Chris McAndrews, Vice President of Marketing for the Cvent Hospitality Cloud. “Additionally, secondary cities like Guangzhou, China and Hyderabad, India on the APAC list, and Aurora, Colorado and Burlingame, California on the U.S. list, are making their first appearance and are helping to drive their local economies by attracting group business to their locales. The Cvent Supplier Network is the world’s largest platform for sourcing meetings and events, and our data demonstrates that more events are being held all over the globe. This highlights the overall strength and positive impact the meetings and events industry has worldwide.” Continue Reading

World Ski and Snowboard Festival Announces 2018 Music Lineup

World Ski and Snowboard Festival Announces another Great Music Lineup for 2018 Whistler BC’s World Ski and Snowboard Festival is dropping the beats this spring with the WSSF Music Series including A Tribe Called Red and Jazzy Jeff pumping up the athletes during the Big Air comps, and Mountain Magic bringing a host of international… Continue Reading

THE BUTCHART GARDENS ‘BANS THE BOTTLE’

Move will eliminate 80,000 single-use plastic water bottles each year from the environment March 22nd, 2017 Victoria, B. C. – In recognition of World Water Day, The Butchart Gardens has removed the sale of all single-use plastic water bottles as an extension of their existing environmental practices. Instead, The Gardens is encouraging visitors to bring… Continue Reading

Event Tickets for World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler Now on Sale

Event tickets for the 2017 World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) are available for purchase online at wssf.com. With the Festival being nearly a month away, the countdown to the most anticipated party of the year starts now. WSSF celebrates all things mountain culture and perfectly showcases the resort’s diverse personality and energy. WSSF will… Continue Reading

Season Passes and EDGE Cards for 2017-2018 Season at Whistler Blackcomb Now Available

Lock in the guaranteed best deal, combined with the best benefits, on a 2017-2018 Season Pass or EDGE Card with just $49 (plus GST) down through Sunday, April 9 Now Unlimited Season Passes and EDGE Cards include ski benefits at U.S. destinations such as Vail, Park City, and Breckenridge In addition, the 2017-2018 Epic Pass… Continue Reading

Ski or Ride North America’s Largest Resort with 2017-2018 Whistler Blackcomb Season Passes and EDGE Cards

Lock in the guaranteed best deal, combined with the best benefits, on a 2017-2018 Season Pass or EDGE Card with just $49 (plus GST) down through Sunday, April 9 Now Unlimited Season Passes and EDGE Cards include ski benefits at U.S. destinations such as Vail, Park City, and Breckenridge In addition, the 2017-2018 Epic Pass… Continue Reading

Walk Off The Earth and Keys N Krates to Headline 2017 World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, BC

Ozomatli, Busty and the Bass, Busta Rhymes, Swollen Members and Grandson Also Scheduled to Perform in the Fido Outdoor Concert Series he World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) has announced artists for the Fido Outdoor Concert Series in Whistler this April. Canadian heroes, Walk Off The Earth and Keys N Krates will be playing free shows… Continue Reading

WALK OFF THE EARTH AND KEYS N KRATES TO HEADLINE AT THE 2017 WORLD SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL IN WHISTLER, BC

OTHER ARTISTS TO PERFORM AS PART OF THE FIDO OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES INCLUDE OZOMATLI, BUSTY AND THE BASS, BUSTA RHYMES, SWOLLEN MEMBERS AND GRANDSON WHISTLER, BC– March 1, 2017– The World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is beyond excited to announce artists for the Fido Outdoor Concert Series in Whistler this April. Canadian heroes, Walk… Continue Reading

Never Ever Days Return to Whistler Blackcomb December 10 & 11

450 Adults New To Skiing/Snowboarding Will Receive a Lesson, Lift Ticket, Rental Gear & Après For Only $25 Fresh on the heels of a massive expansion and upgrade to the learning area on Whistler Mountain, Never Ever Days are back at Whistler Blackcomb. On December 10 and 11, 450 (225 on each day) beginner adult… Continue Reading

Whistler Blackcomb to Open for 2016.17 Winter Season on November 23

Whistler Mountain Will Open on Wednesday, November 23, Blackcomb Mountain to Open as Scheduled on Thursday, November 24. WHISTLER, BC November 18, 2016 – Whistler Mountain will begin operations for the 2016.17 winter season one day ahead of schedule on Wednesday, November 23. The head start has been made possible by recent colder temperatures and… Continue Reading