For 120 years, the Lethbridge & District Exhibition has provided programming and facilities focused on agricultural, social, entertainment, cultural and economic needs of Lethbridge and Southern Alberta. Over this time the population of the area has increased dramatically and facilities and programming have been added at Exhibition Park to keep pace.

At present, Exhibition Park has a significant impact, both socially and economically, on the city of Lethbridge and its surrounding areas. It serves a growing market area of 280,000, including the 95,000+ residents of Lethbridge. Overall attendance at annual events amounts to more than 850,000 visitors.

This project is the design and construction of a Trade and Convention Centre to meet the community’s continually growing needs. It will include:

Trade & Convention Centre (250,000 sq. ft)

  • Open span connected tradeshow space (172,000 sq.ft))
  • Kitchen (8,000 sq ft)
  • Meeting & convention space (25,000 sq ft)
  • Administration (5,000 sq ft)
  • Storage, maintenance & mechanical (30,000 sq ft)

KEY DESIGN FEATURES INCLUDE

  • Open span connected exhibition space with 40’ ceilings and breakout rooms equipped with A/V (172,000 sq ft)
  • In-house catering to control cost and quality of food services, capable of serving 2000 hot meals per seating
  • High quality meeting rooms and convention space (25,000 sq ft)
  • Incorporates the view of Henderson Lake
  • Moveable walls, multiple entries to allow for multi-use flexible event configurations

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

  • Enhances and improves current programing and improved visitor experience
  • Attracts new events, conventions, meetings, trade shows, weddings, banquets and spectator events to Lethbridge
  • Significant positive short and long term economic impact
  • Catalyst to community & regional growth & attracting new businesses