CANADA: Toronto Blue Jays' New Home, Edmonton's Drive-In Hockey Venue, and More
NATIONAL: Skift Global Forum 2020 will take place on Sept. 21-23 with CEOs from Expedia Group, Accor, IHG, Booking Holdings, and more. The online forum will discuss travel's future in 2021 and beyond, answering questions on global travel, the airline industry, and recovery.
CALGARY: TELUS Spark and B!G ART are joining forces to create a new drive-in with large LED video screens and a live stage that provides a place for entertainers and guests to come together in a safe environment. The venue will be located at the TELUS Spark Centre and host movies, concerts, and live theater.
EDMONTON: The Oilers Entertainment Group plans to open a drive-in and outdoor hockey venue where the Baccarat Casino previously stood at the corner of 104th Avenue and 101st Street. Beginning Aug. 1, NHL fans can enjoy a beer for a screening evening and weekend games through to the Stanley Cup finals. The OEG is working with Alberta Health Services to finalize the plan for approval.
MONTREAL: The Four Seasons Hotel Montreal reopened on July 20 after closing in response to COVID-19. The hotel has enhanced its health and safety measures by creating the Lead With Care program. Guests who visit have the opportunity to enjoy open-air dining at MARCUS, plus a private boat tour through the Riviera, a private guided tour through the city, and other options.
TORONTO: The Toronto Blue Jays will play this season’s home games at their minor-league affiliate stadium in Buffalo, N.Y. The only MLB team in Canada was forced to find a new home after the Canadian government rejected its proposal to host visiting teams at a hotel inside Rogers Centre, which would have required waiving the traditional 14-day quarantine.
VANCOUVER: Cultus Lake Flower Festival began July 20 and will continue until Sept. 1; it's open 4 p.m. until dusk daily. Located an hour from downtown Vancouver in Yarrow, the festival offers fields of wildflowers, dahlias, and sunflowers. To avoid overcrowding, tickets can be purchased for $5 online at the Cultus Lake Flower Festival website.