African Hunting Expo - Calgary

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African Hunting Expo – Calgary, Alberta
Saturday January 30th (10:00 - 6:00) – Sunday January 31st (10:00 - 4:00)
The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre


Unique Qualities of the expo

  • Only Africa-related products may exhibit.
  • Small & exclusive, encouraging one-on-one time between buyer and seller, in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Two day format (Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Exhibitors may arrive Friday morning to minimize accommodation expense.
  • Hassle free. Arrive at the expo with your brochures and prices lists, no set up or breakdown required, no booth storage expense.
  • All exhibiting outfitters are required to be a member of their countries hunting association.
  • Limited number of outfitter exhibitors per country.
  • No hunt donations required.


Why Calgary, Alberta?

The ‘Texas’ of Canada, Alberta is rich in oil! And with nearly 370,000 hunters in the surrounding western provinces of Canada, this is where the market is!
The Facts about Hunters in Alberta – (2008 Update excluding neighboring provinces)

  • Annually, there are over 114,000 licensed hunters.
  • 18,000 bow hunters in Alberta.
  • 7,000 youth hunters in Alberta.
  • 8,400 female hunters in Alberta.
  • Average age of an Alberta hunter is 40 years (Male) and 44 years (Female).

Calgary is the largest city in Alberta and 4th largest metropolitan city in Canada. Calgary’s economic activity is mostly centered on petroleum; with agriculture, high tech industries, and tourism contributing to the city’s successful growth.
Alberta is one of the strongest outdoor markets in Canada, with 95 species of wildlife, the 2nd largest of any province in Canada, thus creating a very strong hunting fraternity.

In a survey on public opinion 70% of the respondents reported having either a very favorable attitude toward hunting in Alberta (conducted for the Hunting for Tomorrow Foundation). This is good news, as it creates an environment of a hunter friendly province, which means more potential business for you.

The target market for this expo are qualified hunters with both the means and interest to hunt in Africa. In terms of geographical focus, marketing efforts are being concentrated on the province of Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and the US states of Washington and Montana. There is a large, untapped market in Canada. Canadian hunters are passionate about their sport, but have had little exposure to African hunting opportunities and its affordability.


Venue & Accommodation


Experience The Coast Plaza Hotel Calgary

The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
1316 33rd St NE Calgary, AB T2A 6B6
Phone: 403.248.8888
Fax: 403.235.4548

Click here to download the Booking Instructions

Let us welcome you to The Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre – Calgary centrally located between the Calgary International Airport and the city center and in the heart of North East Calgary’s business community.

The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre provides travellers with full service guestrooms, all the amenities of home and complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. This Calgary airport hotel is within walking distance to the city C-Train, which offers service to downtown, where a variety of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues are at your fingertips. No matter where you are coming from or where you need to be, the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre keeps you central.

One of the largest conference centre hotels in the city of Calgary; the Plaza Ballroom spans over 11,000 square feet of unobstructed meeting space, as well as, an additional 8,000 square feet of flexible breakout space, all on the same level. Two conference entrances, ballroom garage door loading access, separate loading dock and over 800 complimentary parking stalls make the Coast Plaza Hotel andConference Centre perfectly suited to meet your conference needs.The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre is a traveller’s first choice for comfortable airport hotel accommodation, with a selection of Comfort, Superior, and Specialty Suites including the popular Jacuzzi Suite. Guests also enjoy features such as an indoor heated pool, sauna, fitness centre, business centre, all-day restaurant, lounge, and 24 hour room service.

Room Type Single Double Triple Quad
Comfort $119 $119 $144 $159
Superior $144 $144 $169 $184
Jacuzzi $194 $194 $219 $234
Executive $214 $214 $239 $254


The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre is a premier, centrally located Calgary hotel offering 248 well-appointed, spacious rooms that are sure to make your visit in Calgary one to remember. Experience breathtaking views of the Calgary city skyline set against the backdrop of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, which are only an hour drive away.


Comfort Room
Each hotel room is outfitted with opening windows and individual climate controls. Whether for business or pleasure, convenient full service features such as 24-hour room service, in-room movies, dry-cleaning, and in-suite spa and aesthetic services are only a touch of a button or phone call away. Keep ‘green’ by participating with our recycling program, reduced linen service for long-term stays, and bulk bath amenities. At a minimum of 350 square feet, our spacious rooms and suites all include the following amenities:

  • High speed Internet access
  • Local, 800, credit card and 1-800 access telephone calls
  • Morning newspaper
  • Coffee maker supplied with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate

Superior Room
Our Superior hotel rooms are allocated on the top floors of the hotel, providing you fabulous views of the Calgary skyline and Rocky Mountains. Our premium accommodations also include the following added benefits:

    • King sized bed with either pull-out sofa or chaise and ottoman
    • Turn down service with plush bathrobes
    • Deluxe workstation and bathroom amenities
    • Ergonomic desk chair
    • iPod docking station

Our Executive and Jacuzzi suites provide that extra living space and upgraded amenities featuring a dining area, large living area and separated bedrooms. Our suite accommodations also include the following benefits:

  • King sized bed in separated bedrooms
  • Turn down service with plush bathrobes
  • Deluxe workstation and bathroom amenities
  • Ergonomic desk chair
  • iPod docking station
  • Dining areas seating 4 - 8 people (based on the Suite)
  • Soaker or jetted bathtubs

Dinning Entertainment

Horizons Bistro
Enjoy continental cuisine and experience premium dining in Horizons Bistro, ideally located between theCalgary airport and the heart of the city center. Horizons features an diverse continental menu, daily breakfast & lunch buffets and warm, friendly staff.

Enjoy our famous Sunday Brunch at Horizons Bistro every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

For small groups between 10-40 people, may we suggest reserving one of the Horizons Bistro private rooms. Rooms are enclosed from the main service area with frosted glass barriers for privacy. Various set-ups can be arranged to best suit your gathering - whether a breakfast or luncheon with speaker and screen presentation, our professional servers are happy to arrange the perfect environment for your event.

To learn more, please visit
Monday - Saturday: 6.30am - 10pm
Sundays: 6.30am - 9pm


Barrington's Lounge
Barrington's Lounge, located directly from our beautiful main lobby, offers an excellent choice of snacks, meals and beverages with a variety of Scotch Malts & cocktails for your enjoyment. Barrington's provides a perfect light ambiance to sit back and relax.


For weekend entertainment and dancing, be sure to stop by Jimmy's, the largest nightclub in the area featuring retro Friday Nights and Top 40 on Saturdays. Open Friday and Saturday nights from 8 pm to 2 am.

Book Jimmy's for your corporate events or social nights, contact management at 403-248-8888



The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre has everything you need to make your Calgary stay more enjoyable. Relax in your spacious suite, take a dip in our indoor heated pool and whirlpool, or keep up your routine at our full service fitness center


Business Centre
We also offer a full-service business center available 24 hours a day and if you require assistance with larger printing or photocopying challenges our front and executive office staff is available to assist you.


Airport Shuttle
Complimentary airport shuttle is available from 5:00 AM to 1:00 AM daily, reservations are recommended. Please contact our Front Desk to reserve your shuttle at 403-248-8888 or 1-800-661-1464

Visitor Info




Show dates : 30th January - 31st January 2016

Show Times : Saturday 10 am. to 6 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost : $20 per person for two days

Children under 16 Free.

Venue : The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

Address : 1316 33rd St NE Calgary, AB T2A 6B6

Phone : 403.248.8888

Fax : 403.235.4548

Website :



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Subscription/Distribution Manager - African Hunting Gazette
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MD & Publisher - African Hunting Gazette
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