Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show is Coming - and I have tickets to win!!

The BMO Centre in Calgary is going to be the place to be for outdoor adventure and travel lovers this March on the weekend of the 21 & 22nd.  The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show is back and it promises to be better than ever.

Why should you go?  

  • To chat with amazing vendors representing local and international adventure and travel companies 
  • There will be over 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest camping gear, paddle sports, outdoor clothing, and adventure travel destinations
  • To attend educational classes, photography workshops and skills seminars.  You might come away from the weekend with a new found love for scuba diving, kayaking or even stand up paddleboarding
  • To connect with thousands of outdoor enthusiasts and even meet a local author or travel expert
Plan out your next big vacation at the Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

Adventure Features:

Canoe, Kayak, and SUP demonstrations in the Canoe & Kayak Zone.  From there, you can head over to the SUP Pavilion and find all the gear you'll need to get started.

A White Water Demo Pool where you can watch kayak, paddle, and underwater demonstrations, learn how to paddle, snorkel or scuba, and test out the latest equipment on the market.

A Camping Showcase where you can learn all about the newest camping gear from tents to sleeping bags, backpacks and camp furniture.

A Running and Triathlon Zone where you can attend seminars on techniques for training and learn how to keep your body healthy.  You'll get the chance to meet with health and diet professionals and even talk to experts about how to train for a marathon.

Learn all about Stand up Paddleboarding in the SUP Pavilion


Travel Features:  

An Adventure Travel Pavilion filled with representatives from around the world to help you plan out your next big adventure trip.  After that, head over to the International Travel Pavilion or visit the folks at the "G Adventures" booth where you can even enter to win a trip somewhere!

Photography workshops from the staff at the Camera Store.  After this you'll be prepared to take that winning photo on your next international vacation.

Interactive Seminars at The "Best of Alberta" Adventure Theatre so that you'll be set to plan your next local adventure (maybe even the next weekend.)  After that, head to the Adventure Theatre where you can hear about international trips from seasoned travelers as they share their incredible stories and photos.

Where do you want to travel??

And for the Kids...

Check out the Junior Outdoor Adventures Program and inspire your children to "Get Out and Get Moving."   The Junior program is a scavenger hunt that promises "A family and kid-friendly fun-filled journey to explore the world of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, paddle safety, obstacle courses, ziplining, tobogganing, kids crafts, sailing, bird watching, and cycling."

With that description alone I want to take my son to the Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show to complete the scavenger hunt.  He's 6 and already talking about his next trip to Mexico so that he can go ziplining again.

Get the kids inspired with the Junior Outdoor Adventures Program

How to buy and WIN tickets

Tickets can be purchased on line for $6 or you can buy tickets at the door for $8 (cash or debit only.)  Children 11 and under are free.  If you order online and use the promo code:  rockies , you'll also save $3 off the regular ticket price.

All other information (hours, schedule, and location) can be found on the Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show website.

Enter to Win one of two Family Passes of 4 FREE admission tickets

That's right - two lucky families will be going to the Outdoor Adventure & Travel show for free.  Please enter below using the Rafflecopter entry form.

The contest is open to all Alberta residents interested in attending the show.  I will contact the winners to get mailing information so that you receive your tickets in time.

The contest will close on February 16th at midnight.

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  1. A trip to Hawaii as a child was the most memorable for me. I fell in love with the place and ended up returning there to attend university. I met my husband while at school and we were married there and later learned we were expecting our first child while living.

    1. That's so cool Christina! We took our son to Maui when he was a baby and it was a beautiful trip. Hope to go back because snorkeling with turtles was a life highlight for me. If you can cry under water, I was crying!

  2. The summers we spent in Waterton at the family cabin - sometimes packed in with 14+ family members and only 1 bathroom. Getting to go fishing, hiking, and bike riding.

    1. I love Waterton Jill. We go every summer and my son says it's his favourite place to camp.

  3. I loved staying in little cabins on the beach on Vancouver Island. You can't beat waking up to the tide going out and crabs running across the sand!

  4. We spent time at a cabin at Falcon Beach in Manitoba. I loved swimming, fishing and watching the most beautiful thunderstorm roll in one night.

  5. Summer camping in the Kananaskis, May Long weekends at Writing on Stone Park, discovering tides on Vancouver Island...most of my best memories of childhood are outdoors

    1. I love Writing on Stone. Hope to get back down there some day.

  6. Our yearly treks to the Okanagan to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins :) Still a highlight of the year when we get to go.