Why Meet Here?

Top Reasons To Bring Your Meeting Or Event To Banff, Alberta

The magnificent beauty, jagged snow-capped mountain peaks, crystal clear rivers and lakes are not the only reasons why meeting planners around the world bring their programs to Banff National Park. 

Banff was Canada’s first National Park when it was created back in 1885 after a natural hot spring was discovered.  Today, Banff and Lake Louise are equally renowned for their meeting and conference venues and facilities. 

Banff and Lake Louise fulfill even the most stringent group requirements – with a proven ability to host annual association meetings, sales meetings, product launches, board meetings, retreats and rewarding incentive programs. 

Learn more why meeting planners love to visit Lake Louise and Banff, Alberta:

  • Flexible meeting space -- Over 25 professional meeting and convention properties are available to groups of 10 to 2,000 people.  From iconic hotel properties to state of the art meeting space to boutique mountain properties – Lake Louise and Banff has the location for you. 
  • Inspiring destination – Showcasing a unique setting in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  A truly authentic experience that will challenge attendees to reach their full potential.
  • Attendance building -- Our destination will help build attendance. Your group will want to come for the spectacular beauty, variety of outdoor adventures, regional cuisine, and sheer experience of the “world’s finest national park”. We will help promote your event with brochures, posters, video footage, and other media.
  • Green Meeting Destination – being located in a National Park – environmental stewardship underwrites everything we do.
  • Return on investment -- Professional, secure, safe and with value. Clients with more than 75% non-Canadian attendees are entitled to refund of goods & services tax paid on specific convention related expenses.  Plus there’s no Provincial Sales Tax in Alberta. 
  • Access – There are direct flights into Calgary International Airport from across Canada, and major US and European cities.  No ordinary transfer in traffic – the journey here is just the beginning.  Professional and safe transportation companies and DMC make it even easier for meeting planners and attendees.
  • Mountie Meet and Greet -- Surprise your group with an informal chat with a retired Canadian Mountie. Hear exciting and colorful stories of the organization’s rich history and traditions, and even pose for a few memorable photos.
  • Activities – Year round there is an activity for every level of adventure – all of which can be customized to ensure clients have an outstanding unique experience.  Rewarding experiences create rewarding meetings. 
  • Offsite venues – Choose from unique western barbecue events to ski lodges to art galleries as well as restaurants with award-winning chefs.  Décor and event production companies can create magical moments – with plenty of choices for entertainment. 
  • First-class local vendors – Work with area professionals who have deep insider knowledge on how to create a flawlessly successful program.  Audiovisual experts, Event producers, DMCs, Transportation providers, florists, and caterers are all at your fingertip. 

For more information, contact:

Jason Elie
Manager, Canada MC&IT
Banff Lake Louise Tourism
Banff National Park
T: (403) 762 0271
Cathy Macdonald
Senior Manager, Meetings and Incentives
Banff Lake Louise Tourism
Banff National Park
T: (403) 762 0281 F: (403) 762 8545