Visit Safely in Edmonton

...from touch down to take-off

isometric illustration of Edmonton with airport, rogers place and conference centreisometric illustration of Edmonton with airport, rogers place and conference centre
Play icon white
Arched text reading - see how we are keeping you safe

raising the bar for health and safety

Our facilities and hotels don't just look and feel clean, they're verified clean — backed by the GBAC Star Accreditation, making Edmonton one of the safest destinations around.

Accredited GBAC star destination seal blue gradient

What is GBAC?

Simply put, the GBAC STAR™ Accreditation program is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation.
Edmonton International Airport Logo greyscaleTraxx Coachline logoEdmonton Destination Marketing Hotels logoOilers Entertainment Group logoEdmonton Expo centre logoEdmonton Convention Centre Logo
Edmonton International Airport Logo greyscaleTraxx Coachline logoEdmonton Destination Marketing Hotels logoOilers Entertainment Group logoEdmonton Expo centre logoEdmonton Convention Centre Logo
Edmonton International Airport Logo greyscaleTraxx Coachline logoEdmonton Destination Marketing Hotels logoOilers Entertainment Group logoEdmonton Expo centre logoEdmonton Convention Centre Logo
airplane icon with coloured circle behind

Keeping you safe from the moment you land.

Passenger safety is Edmonton International Airport (EIA)'s highest priority. In addition to the GBAC STAR Accreditation, EIA is accredited by Airports Council International's rigorous Airport Health Accreditation Programme.

Health and safety highlights include:

  • Rapid COVID-19 screening for passengers and front-line employees
  • Access to the airport is limited to travelers
  • Barriers and sanitization stations
  • UV-C light-based sterilization of high-traffic areas
car icon with yellow coloured circle behind

Offering safe travel options throughout the city.

TRAXX Coachlines is a charter coach company who provides safe, comfortable and reliable transportation. They are leaders in the industry due to their high-quality equipment, comprehensive safety programs and procedures, and impeccable customer service.

Health and safety highlights include:

  • TRAXX Clean Care COVID plan
  • ISNetworld and Cor certified
  • Only approved coachline to safely provide services for NHL playoff bubble
  • Ongoing health and safety education
luggage icon with colour circle behind

preparing safe accommodations
at major hotels.

Partner hotels in Edmonton let you rest easy with increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols for lobbies, guest rooms, all common areas, and amenities.

Health and safety highlights include:

  • Signage detailing safety regulations within common areas
  • Temperature monitoring stations as needed
  • Daily cleaning and disinfection of lobbies and hallways
  • GBAC STAR accredited cleaning of guest rooms after checkout
Edmonton venues isometric illustration with rogers place, expo centre and Edmonton convention centre
podium icon with colour circle behind

Providing safe spaces for events, entertainment & conferences.

Standardized cleaning protocols ensure all spaces are thoroughly sanitized before, during, and after your event.

Health and safety highlights include:

  • Stringent cleaning protocols for all areas
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout
  • Social distancing requirements and implementation methods
  • Standard cleaning schedules and methods for pre-event, duration of the event, end of each day, and post-event

keeping your event safe and successful

Why Edmonton? Our team of experts, and an impressive roster of partners, have come together to create a safe ecosystem for conferences and major events.

seal icon

GBAC STAR Accredited

Edmonton is the only GBAC STAR accredited destination in Canada.

shield with check icon

safe space

More than one-million square feet of meetings and event space to safely spread out.

screen share icon

Event Technology

Proud member of the Hybrid City Alliance, ensuring you remain connected to the best virtual/hybrid event technology and experts.

mask icon

masked

Masks are encouraged at many businesses
and public spaces.

trophy icon

Proven success

Proven success collaborating as a destination to host safe and successful major events.

speech bubbles icon

Expert Support

Free consultation and support from our dedicated team of conference and event experts.

transportation & venue partners

We're elevating our standards for cleanliness and outbreak prevention from our international airport to major venues throughout the city of Edmonton.

Edmonton Convention Centre
GBAC Partner

Edmonton Convention Centre

9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

Recognized as one of North America's five top performing venues, the Edmonton Convention Centre brings people together to learn, innovate and celebrate. The sustainable venue is built into the foundation of downtown Edmonton's river valley.

edmontonconventioncentre.com
  • Enhanced Screening Measures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Regular Health & Safety Audits
  • Modern HVAC System
arrow_back_ios back
learn more arrow_forward_ios
Edmonton EXPO Centre
GBAC Partner

Edmonton EXPO Centre

7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton

The Edmonton EXPO Centre brings people together to experience the biggest and best trade shows, live entertainment, sporting events, conferences, galas and more.

edmontonexpocentre.com
  • Enhanced Screening Measures
  • Use Zeroblast Antimicrobial Protection
  • Increased Cleaning Protocols
  • Modern HVAC System
arrow_back_ios back
learn more arrow_forward_ios
Rogers Place
GBAC Partner

Rogers Place

10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton

Rogers Place is a multi-use arena built for fans as the home of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers and the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings. Whether attending an Oilers game or the biggest of concerts, guests of Rogers Place will have a safe & memorable experience.

rogersplace.com
  • 24/7 active Cleaning & Disinfecting Routine
  • Symptom & Temperature Checks
  • Modern HVAC systems to minimized risk of airborne contaminants
  • Hosted 2020 NHL bubble & 2021 IIHF World Juniors
  • ISSA Environmental Stewardship Award
arrow_back_ios back
learn more arrow_forward_ios
Edmonton International Airport
GBAC Partner

Edmonton International Airport

1000 Airport Rd NW, Nisku

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is Canada's 5th busiest airport. With tons of dining choices, shopping, and a horse racetrack and casino, EIA is the perfect way to start and end your Edmonton adventures.

flyeia.com
  • Rigorous Cleaning & Sanitization
  • Passenger Rapid COVID-19 Screening
  • Regular Employee Rapid Testing
  • UV-C light-based Sterilization
arrow_back_ios back
learn more arrow_forward_ios
Traxx Coachlines
GBAC Partner

Traxx Coachlines

5809-98 Street NW, Edmonton

TRAXX Coachlines is a charter coach company who provides safe, comfortable and reliable transportation. They are leaders in the industry due to their high-quality equipment, comprehensive safety programs & procedures, and impeccable customer service.

traxxcoachlines.com
  • TRAXX Clean Care COVID plan.
  • ISNetworld & COR certified.
  • Only approved coachline to safely provide services for NHL playoff bubble
  • Comprehensive safety manual
arrow_back_ios back
learn more arrow_forward_ios

hotel partners

The Edmonton Destination Marketing Hotels Association (EDMH) has lead the way to a safe reopening of Edmonton’s travel and tourism sectors.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
expand_more
What is the GBAC STAR™ Accreditation?

Simply put, the GBAC STAR™ Accreditation program is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation. Not only will our participating properties look and feel clean, but our cleaning protocols will be validated by the gold-standard program that prepares us with the right systems to protect you against biorisk situations, including COVID-19.

expand_more
Why is the GBAC STAR™ Accreditation so important?

Coming to Edmonton means you and your event attendees can be confident when you see the GBAC STAR™ seal — you'll know the facility staff are properly trained and working hard to ensure your safety.

expand_more
How is Edmonton different from other Canadian destinations?

Edmonton is the only Canadian city, and one of only four cities in North America, that have achieved the GBAC STAR™ Accreditation. From touchdown to takeoff, our international airport, hotels and venues are doing everything they can to keep you safe and healthy while you’re in town (and we have the official accreditation to prove it)!

expand_more
What can visitors expect when coming to Edmonton?

From arrival at the Edmonton International Airport, to your hotel check-in process and your in-venue experience, you can expect an aligned approach to health & safety. All participating GBAC STAR™ properties must show compliance with the same health & safety standards including: infectious disease prevention planning, outbreak response planning, PPE protocols, employee training, employee health programs, the use of Health Canada approved disinfection chemicals, Health Canada approved disinfection techniques and more.

expand_more
Where can I learn more about the public health measures in place in Edmonton?

We are always consulting with our local health authorities to abide by the most current guidelines. You can learn more about the current public health measures and restrictions by visiting the Alberta Health Services website.

expand_more
How do I participate in the city-wide GBAC STAR™ Accreditation?

Edmonton facility or venue managers who are interested in learning more about how you can obtain the GBAC STAR™ Accreditation can contact Explore Edmonton for more information.

benefits of booking in Edmonton

We’ve partnered with Edmonton Destination Marketing Hotels (EDMH) to offer major perks for planners who confirm event bookings in Edmonton before April 30, 2022.

money note icon

Monetary incentives

Financial benefits for events booking room nights at one or more EDMH hotels*

leaf icon

CARBON OFFSETTING

Complimentary carbon offsetting for your business event* 

no fee icon credit card with slash through it

NO CANCELLATION OR ATTRITION FEES

At the Edmonton Convention Centre, Edmonton EXPO Centre and participating hotels*

hand waving icon

Consultation & support

Unlimited consultation and support from our conference and events service experts.

*Some exceptions apply. Talk to us about taking advantage of these exciting offers.