CANADA: Feb. 18 Industry News

NATIONAL: The U.S. News & World Report has released its 2022 list of the best hotels in Canada. The Rosewood Hotel Georgia, a 156-room property in Vancouver, took first place, followed by the 96-room Ritz-Carlton, Montreal, and the 377-room Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver.

CALGARY: The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) will host the Calgary National Bank Challenger at the Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre this year after taking a year off due to COVID-19. The event, the largest of the ATP Challenger Tour’s stops, is currently slated for Nov. 6-13.

EDMONTON: Edmonton Destination Marketing Hotels Ltd. (EDMH) and Explore Edmonton Corporation have partnered to boost event attraction and marketing in Edmonton. EDMH will provide important funds to Explore Edmonton to fulfill marketing initiatives in the city's tourism and hospitality sector, in an effort to combat the pandemic’s effects on the industry.

TORONTO: Lighthouse Immersive, the event production company behind the Immersive Van Gogh experience, is premiering "The Library At Night," which will employ virtual reality (VR), 360 video technology and experiential art from Canadian theater artist Robert Lepage to immerse guests in real or imagined libraries throughout time and from around the world. Tickets to the experience, which debuts March 10, are available for purchase via Lighthouse Immersive’s website.

VANCOUVER: Jericho Beach Park will be hosting the Vancouver Folk Music Festival from July 15-17. Tickets will go on sale this spring for the event, now in its 42nd year. The festival typically includes a market selling handcrafted goods by local artisans, a variety of food stands and the Little Folks Village for kids under the age of 12.