6 Canadian Convention Centers Worth Checking Out

6 Canadian Convention Centers Worth Checking Out

By Michael J. Solender, February 13, 2017

ONE TO WATCH

BMO Centre at Stampede Park
Calgary, Alberta
Meeting space: 450,000 square feet

Situated in Stampede Park, BMO Centre delivers some of the most unique meeting space in Canada. Among the “venues within venues” are the historic 1,000-seat, 17,000-sq.-ft. Stampede Corral; the 500-seat Boyce Theatre; and the 24,000-sq.-ft., 17,000-seat Grandstand. City leaders have recently proposed renovations and expansions that would double the capacity here.

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Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia
Meeting space: 467,000 square feet

This LEED Platinum-certified facility is one of the largest convention centers in Canada. It hosts about 500 events annually and first served as the Canada Pavilion for the 1986 World’s Fair.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario
Meeting space: 648,000 square feet

This 2014 Sustainable Tourism Award winner has 460,000 square feet of exhibition space and 66 meeting rooms. The facility has hosted both the G20 and G7 Summits.

Palais des congres de Montreal
Montreal, Quebec
Meeting space: 552,000 square feet

This convention center has hosted the most international conferences in the Americas, welcoming more than 16 million visitors since opening in 1983.

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