During your time at Innovate Canada, you will meet with representatives from the partnering destinations as well as subject matter experts and leaders in the oceans industry from the following Canadian destinations:

Victoria, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Québec City, Québec
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Fredericton, New Brunswick
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

**Check back for more details as partners register.

Please click on the map to find out more about each destination.

Victoria, British Columbia

James Burrough
Business Events Victoria with Destination Greater Victoria
Director of Sales, Victoria Conference Centre


A stunning homage to the cultures and traditions that make Victoria a great place to connect, Victoria Conference Centre (VCC) is the city's largest conference facility. With 77,000 square feet of meeting space, 21 multi-purpose meeting rooms, a large exhibit hall and 400-seat lecture theatre, the VCC can host 2,000 delegates or small, intimate gatherings.

Bill Collins
Cascadia Seaweed

+1 778-351-4484


Cascadia Seaweed is North America's largest ocean cultivator of seaweed. Our eight operating farms in partnership with BC's Coastal First Nations provide valuable biomass which is refined and sold as crop biostimulants and animal feed supplements. Cascadia sells the services of its scientists and engineers to governments and NGOs delivering benefits to marine ecosystems worldwide.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Michelle Taylor
Destination Vancouver
Manager, Meeting & Convention Sales, Canada & International


Vancouver is a place where the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean meet the snow-capped peaks of local mountains, and a hub of activity is alive between them. We’re steeped in nature, but knee-deep in startups. This is a hotbed of entrepreneurialism, fuelled by the kind of innovation and inclusivity that offers the unexpected beauty of a fresh perspective.

Québec City, Québec

Jocelyn Guertin
Québec City Business Destination
Sales Manager

+1 418-254-9051


Québec City is a Canadian destination that has consistently been voted "Best Destination in Canada" by Travel + Leisure readers since 2016. With its lively atmosphere, delicious cuisine, and innovative economy, Québec City offers a memorable experience to all eventgoers. It is a dynamic centre for research and business that is at the forefront of several fields, including life sciences, technology, and food and nutrition. Anchored in a knowledge-based economy, the region has a rich ecosystem that promotes innovation and creativity. With its diverse areas of expertise, Québec City adds unique value to your program. It boasts nearly 800,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and over 17,000 rooms to accommodate delegates, making it an ideal location for all kinds of events. The city has a stellar reputation for hosting events, and its local experts and partners go above and beyond to ensure the success of every occasion, providing unmatched support to event organizers. If you're looking to provide an unforgettable event experience, Québec City Business Destination is your one-stop shop to get started!

Salim Seini Yaye
Québec International
Director - Foreign Investments


Québec International’s mission is to support the Québec City region’s economic development and national and international standing. Our team works every day with many partners and stakeholders from around the world to support entrepreneurs, professionals and investors.

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Erin Blanchard
Fredericton Convention Centre
Director of Sales


The Fredericton Convention Centre (FCC) opened in January 2011. A Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certified facility featuring 36,000 square feet of meeting and function space, the FCC is New Brunswick’s premier meeting destination. Located in the heart of Fredericton’s beautiful downtown, the centre is managed by a dedicated professional team, reporting to a Board of Directors, and supported by the City of Fredericton. FCC is a member of the Rendez-Vous Fredericton destination sales partnership, an initiative led by Fredericton Tourism facilitating partnerships with all meeting and convention suppliers in the greater Fredericton region. FCC will work with our Rendez-Vous partners to connect you to all of Fredericton’s meeting resources through one source – providing you with peace of mind and everything you need for easy meeting planning.

Sarah Hollohan

+1 506-471-1008


Leading regional economic development growth through Business Growth and Workforce Development.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Paul Bailey
Discover Halifax
Sales Director - International


Anchored by our Maritime history and shaped by the ocean, Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a breath of fresh, salty air. Known to the Mi’kmaq as Kjipuktuk, it's vibrant, humble, and surrounded by natural wonder— an ecosystem for innovation and the ultimate backdrop for your event. Halifax is cultured and compact, merging the easygoing with the go-getting. Sunrise to sundown, there's always more to discover. From the adventurous to the relaxing and just plain magical, it's no wonder we have one of Canada's highest conference attendance rates.

Prince Edward Island

Susan Freeman
Meetings & Conventions PEI
Executive Director

+1 902-626-7661


We are the destination management organization for all business events and conferences on PEI. We are the experts in delivering genuine authentic coastal experiences and Island hospitality.

Wayne Long
City of Charlottetown
Manager of Economic, Tourism, and Cultural Development

+1 902-629-0496


Municipal Government

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Paul Bugge
Destination St. John's
Director Business Development and Industry Relations


Welcome to the oldest city in the New World. St. John’s has been a primal draw for those searching for an undefinable something out of the ordinary. And, like the countless travelers who have come to our city, you’re sure to find it. Here, in this cozy, jewel-bright city, nestled amid rugged cliffs and storied seas, you’ll discover a place where the only thing more colourful than the houses might be the characters who live in them. It’s a city that brims with contradictions – an urban hub that feels like a small town. A place steeped in creativity and ringing with timeless laughter. A tiny metropolis with enough old legends to fill an entire world. In this hidden gem on the eastern edge of North America, you’ll find adventure begins at your doorstep. Step around any corner and bend of the road, you’ll discover a place filled with enough authentic experiences and natural wonders to last a lifetime. Your journey begins in St. John’s.

Heather Mills Snow
City of St. John's
Strategic and Economic Development Officer

+1 709-691-0073


The City of St. John’s is positioned on the eastern edge of Canada, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, from which we draw not only our sense of place but also our position in the global economy. We’re a hub city of ocean excellence, home to a diverse ocean economy with expertise in defence and security, fisheries, marine transportation, ocean technology, and offshore energy sectors. With a focus on ocean tech and innovation, advanced post-secondary education, and world-class ocean research and training facilities, St. John’s is Canada’s ocean city powerhouse, at the epicentre of the national ocean innovation ecosystem.