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Meeting All Your Convention Needs.

Looking for a place to hold your next conference? Look no further than Manitoba, Canada--home to some of the finest convention facilities in the country.

You can expect excellent meeting and exhibition spaces, quality accommodations, and superb dining--all at competitive prices. In fact, some of Manitoba's best features have no price tag at all--our years of expert convention experience, outstanding service, and genuine hospitality are yours, with our compliments.

Winnipeg, Manitoba's capital and largest city, is no stranger to hosting successful major events. The last quarter-century has this city hosting more than a million convention delegates. We recently added to our roster in 1999 the Pan Am Games, the World Junior Hockey Championship, and the Midwest Shrine Association Summer Conference.

The Winnipeg Convention Centre provides an ideal environment for a broad range of meetings and conventions. Whether you're hosting a group of 50 or 5,000, the Centre offers auditorium, lecture, classroom, boardroom, or any other meeting configuration, including private mediation and videoconferencing.

This three-story facility, which takes up an entire city block in downtown Winnipeg, boasts a third floor designed for trade shows and larger events that is the envy of Canada's multipurpose facilities. More than 7,000 people can be seated theater-style, or 5,000 for a formal sit-down dinner from the centre's regular and kosher kitchens. Winnipeg offers 4,500 hotel rooms to serve the meetings market.

Rural Manitoba Convention Resorts

Gull Harbour Resort and Conference Centre, located in beautiful Hecla Provincial Park (a two-hour drive north of Winnipeg), consists of 93 luxury rooms including four executive suites and 5,500 square feet of meeting space. Set on the island, overlooking a scenic stretch of Lake Winnipeg, Gull Harbour houses numerous amenities such as a swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, and gymnasium. Known for its par-72, 18-hole golf course (ranked as one of the top 25 in Canada), the facility also features miles of sandy beaches and recreational activities for all seasons.

Consider Elkhom Resort and Conference Centre for your next meeting, located next to spectacular Riding Mountain National Park. This 150-acre resort features meeting facilities for groups of up to 200, accommodating guests in single lodge-style rooms with fireplaces or two- and three-bedroom chalets sporting fully equipped kitchens and sundecks.

The Keystone Centre in Brandon is one of Canada's largest indoor complexes and the focal point of Manitoba's second-largest city. The centre regularly hosts international events and sporting competitions, and can cater to a wide range of clientele, from the small business meeting for 15 people to the three-day convention for 600.

Gimli, Manitoba, is home to a popular conference resort located on the west shore of Lake Winnipeg, renowned for its powdery white beaches. Country Resort by Carlson offers visitors a variety of meeting spaces and numerous amenities including indoor pool, sauna, and free video movie rentals.
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