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Tourism Calgary
Inukshuk Monument at English Bay, Vancouver
Heritage Park also includes attractions like
Hudson's Bay Company Fur Trading Fort and
the three-story Gasoline Alley Museum, which
takes visitors back to the automobile's humble
beginnings in the form of one of the largest
public collections of antique cars and oil and
gas-related items. Gasoline Alley also features
several venues, including Founders' Lounge,
which can hold up to 80 people, and the grand
hall, which can hold up to 1,000-just two of a
multitude of indoor and outdoor spaces.
In 2007, the Tsuut'ina First Nation opened
Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, just outside of
Calgary's city limits. The 178-room hotel, which
brushes the Rocky Mountains, features 30,000
sq. ft. of meeting space, including the 2,500seat
Event Centre. The property features four
dining venues, including Little Chief Hotel Restaurant,
named after Tsuut'ina medicine warrior
and great war chief " Little Chief, " who was
lethally wounded in battle in the 1800s.
Also on Tsuut'ina Nation is Seven Chiefs
Sportsplex & Chief Jim Starlight Centre, a sports
and event facility. The facility's open field house
has 45,000 sq. ft. of event space, as well as two
indoor ice rinks with seating for 2,000 in one
and 400 in the other.
Non-Indigenous Stays
Located in Calgary's arts and entertainment
district, Hotel Arts features an artful design
from its lobby to its 175 guest rooms and suites.
The property features eight meeting rooms
across 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and
offers two dining options, the contemporary Yellow
Door Bistro and Poolside at Hotel Arts.
Comedy shows at Hotel Blackfoot's The
Laugh Shop could go perfectly for a group that
wants to end the day on a comedic note. This
3,000-square-foot venue is included in the property's
total 10,000 sq. ft. of space, which also includes
the 3,196-square-foot Blackfoot Ballroom,
as well as Green's Restaurant, Lobby Lounge
and The Other Side Sports Bar, all of which serve
food and drinks until sundown.
Right next door to Calgary is Clarion Hotel
& Conference Centre in Abbotsford. While
the property is boutique-sized with 116 guest
rooms, its 24,000 sq. ft. of event and conference
space across six venues provides ample room
for event hosting.
With Oscar Wilde as inspiration, The Dorian,
Autograph Collection recently opened this
summer as one of the newest Marriott International
offerings in the area. Designed for less
sizable groups, the 137-room Euro-inspired
property features 3,745 sq. ft. meeting space
across two event rooms.
Heritage Park's Gasoline Alley, Calgory
The State of Indigenous
People in CANADA
Canada is home to three Indigenous groups: First
Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. As of 2016, that
population was numbered at 1.67 million (Covid
disrupted the country's 2021 census, so data
is inconclusive). Comprising about 5% of the
Canada's population, they are the fastest growing
population in the country, having grown 42.5%
from 2006 to 2016.
Imprecise numbers aside, the Indigenous
world is one of immense color, tradition and
depth. Canada in general, but particularly Western
Canada, is home to handfuls of Indigenous
experiences and historical insights.
The Inuit mostly occupy regions within the
Artic circle, representing only 3.9% of the Indigenous
population in Canada. Their homeland
is known as Inuit Nunangat, a reference to the
land, water and ice contained in the region.
There are currently 53 communities across Inuit
Nunangat, composed of eight different Inuit
ethnic groups.
The First Nations people, who mostly reside
south of the Arctic Circle, are those who the European
settlers erroneously called Indians when
they first arrived in what is now Canada. It has
been estimated that the First Nations have been
in Canada for at least 12,000 years, longer than
the other two groups. The country recognizes
more than 600 First Nations around the country,
among these communities, more than 50 languages
are spoken.
The Metis peoples, of mixed European and
Indigenous ancestry, originated in Western Canada.
According to Canadian Geographic, the
Metis have growing populations in Manitoba,
Saskatchewan and Alberta, as well as British
Columbia and Ontario to a lesser degree.
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September Cover
Bright Perspective
Smart buzz
Feature: Event Mavericks
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Destination: Western Canada
Destination: Tucson
Destination: Nebraska
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