Lethbridge offers unique spaces and value for dollar in the Alberta meetings market. April 26, 2011
Economic Development Lethbridge
Meetings & Incentive Travel Advertising Feature
Planners searching for a top-quality meeting destination offering unexpected value will find what they’re looking for in Lethbridge. The city’s diverse business climate engages a variety of exciting industries across the country and around the globe.
Offering more than 1,400 bedrooms across 18 hotels and motels, Lethbridge is home to events of all sizes. The city’s convention facility, the newly renovated ENMAX centre, can accommodate more than 6,000 people. In addition, the Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre has undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation and features 103 guestrooms and 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including a brand-new 8,900-sq.-ft. ballroom.
A temperate climate make outdoor events both comfortable and whimsical. The Norland Luxury Bed & Breakfast features a tented reception area accommodates 300 people in a serene botanical park on the grounds of an antebellum mansion. For an intimate reception space, the viewing gallery at the Galt Museum & Archives holds 220, reception-style, and overlooks the historic Indian Battle Park and meandering Oldman River.
Ric’s Grill and Ric’s Mix, in the Lethbridge Watertower, is a unique function space in a converted water tower. A favourite for hosted private dinners, Ric’s Mix seats 150 people on the main level. A smaller room on the top level of the water tower features skylights, seats 35 and is fully equipped for media presentations.
Lethbridge offers a range of activities for meeting-goers. The compact downtown core, five golf courses and 35 km. of paved trails encourage all who stay in Lethbridge to get outside and explore the urban landscape. Beyond the city, there are five additional golf courses 30 minutes from the city and two UNESCO World Heritage sites an hour away.
Everything you need for an affordable, memorable meeting can be found in Lethbridge.