This week, in conjunction with the Victoria Day holiday and the year long celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall are spending 4 days in Canada.
With the theme of "commemorating Canada's past and looking ahead to the future", they are visiting 3 provinces in 2 distinct regions: the Maritimes and the Prairies.
Their itinerary is filled with unique ideas that are perfect for corporate groups visiting Canada.
Here are a few ideas of things to do in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- Learn about Canada's history at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax.
This museum, which was dedicated by the royal couple on Victoria Day during a luncheon, is available for receptions and dinners. There are special rates for groups of 10 or more.
- Plan an outdoor event at Bonshaw Provincial Park that the royal couple is visiting in. Prince Edward Island today.
- Schedule your visit for a uniquely Canadian holiday like Victoria Day or Canada Day.
Members of the royal family do this and, as a result, get to attend concerts and view dazzling fireworks displays.
- Gain insight into children's literature.
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery and Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne represent the finest in children's literature enjoyed by readers all over the world. Today, an actress playing Anne of Green Gables is giving the royal couple a tour of the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. If children will be participating in group events, work a visit to Green Gables Heritage Place in P.E.I. into the itinerary.
On Wednesday, the Royal couple will visit the Winnie the Pooh Gallery at the Pavilion Gallery Museum at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Conservatory is available for private events. The Winnipeg connection to Winnie the Pooh is that the bear that inspired the book came from Canada.
- Visit Polar Bears.
Speaking of bears, Prince Charles will be feeding a Polar Bear at the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre at the 80 acre Assiniboine Park Zoo. This exhibit "Journey to Churchill" will open to the public on July 3, 2014. The zoo offers discounts for groups of 30 or more. Guided tours and group meals can be arranged. There are group picnic facilities and, for private events, Tundra Grill and Polar Playground are available.
- Host an event at Stevenson Hangar at Red River College in Winnipeg.
The royal couple will be touring the facility on Wednesday.
For more ideas to give corporate groups the royal treatment, also read Corporate Events Fit for Royalty and Prince Edward Island: Regal Style on Canada's Emerald Isle.
Photo Credit: Korona Lacasse