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Visitor/Observer Daily Package

Visitor/Observer Daily Package

Package Description:

Visitor/ Observer Daily package: This package is designed for people visiting WorldSkills Calgary 2009 as sponsors, visitors, VIP's and parents. It includes accommodation and depending upon dates selected the packages include priority seating for the scheduled events.

They are short packages but inclusive so this will be a problem free trip.

Each of the package hotels is conveniently located within walking distance of the light rapid transit (LRT also called the C-train) which will ensure your daily commute to the competition is quick and easy. A LRT travel pass will be included in your accreditation and will last for the duration of your package. This pass will allow you to use the C-train as often as you like – no tickets and no trouble.

Your destination hotel will be situated in the heart of Calgary's City Centre, providing easy walking access to world class and casual dining, restaurants, shopping, museums, theatres, and galleries.

Admission in your official package will include:

  • Global Skills Village,
  • Skill City,
  • Canadian/ Alberta House,
  • City of Calgary's cultural festival.

The Global Skills Village is a presentation of trade, education, and country booths. There are a huge variety of booths booked. There will be opportunities to buy and see many types of general interest exhibits and sales items or network with international educational institutions or businesses. Skills City is a tent full of interactive displays where you can try your skill and in some cases take home the product of your efforts. Canada/ Alberta House will house cultural, Albertan, and Canadian information and displays. There will also be cultural displays and entertainment on stage at the Stampede Park and downtown for you to enjoy.

Events dependent on package schedule:

  • Ticket to the Opening Ceremonies: This event features the classic parade of Competitors. There will also be first class entertainment displaying the diversity of Canadian culture, live music and much more. 
  • Closing Ceremonies ticket: This event features the grand finale Awards Presentation. This event will be in the round so that everyone can view and be close to the Competitors and awards.
  • Access to the ultimate Farewell Party held at Nashville North at Stampede Park. There will be good food, drinks, and entertainment to celebrate the conclusion of some great competition.
  • Admission to the annual Labour Day Classic, a nationally-televised Canadian Football League game. Prior to the game will be a tailgate party BBQ (this is an North American classic with food and drink usually served from the back of trucks as you wait to go into the game). The Canadian Football game is a very special event with limited tickets on sale. The game boasts an attendance of over 50,000 Canadians. The half-time show will feature a parade of “World Champions on the World Stage”. The champions being paraded are our own WorldSkills Calgary 2009 competitors and experts who will be recognized by everyone at the game. Join the cheers for your team.
  • Parents and family of competitors receive a ticket to the brunch celebrating the successes of competitors and the contribution of families. This celebration will take place at the Competitor’s Village and is an opportunity for family to view the Village and join in a celebration with their son or daughter recognizing their accomplishment.

These official packages have been carefully constructed to provide the ultimate experience of both Calgary and Canada, a true cultural experience and a trip to remember. Your travel experience can only be substantially enhanced by permitting our team of Calgary experts to take care of you.

The package is the guaranteed way to gain access to components of the competition and events. We assure you that it is without question, the best way to ensure your entire experience of Calgary is both effortless, memorable, and that your seats are secured for special events. We've taken care of all logistics for you so all you need to focus on is having a terrific time!

Optional excursion: (Optional Excursion with Welcome reception is 250CAD (162Euros) per person.)

Date and time: September 4, 2009  12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Depart Designated Hotels (TBA)


12:30 p.m.  Board Deluxe Motor Coach in Calgary and receive a gourmet boxed picnic lunch 
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.       Travel from Calgary to Banff National Park
2 - 5:15 p.m. Tour, shop, hike and explore the town of Banff:
  Banff Gondola - receive a free ride up and down the mountain with your accreditation
  Allow 60 minutes for round trip
  Regularly scheduled ground transportation will be provided free of charge
  A professional photo can be purchased at the summit for $15.00CAD
  Bring suitable outerwear as the temperature is cooler at the summit
  Banff Upper Hot Springs - Admission charged
  Bring swimwear if you want to relax in the outdoor mineral spring fed hot pools
  Banff Park Museum - Free access with your accreditation
  Whyte Museum - Free access with your accreditation
  Banff Springs Hotel - Free to take photos outside of the property and public shoppiner area
  Bow Falls - Free
5:15 - 5:30 p.m. Return to the Banff drop-off location and board your Deluxe Motor Coach
  You will be transported to Banff MountView Barbeque for a Welcome Reception (dinner included)
  Mix and mingle with other international delegates, and enjoy quality entertainment
  Free photos with world-renowned Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will be available
5:45 p.m. Short Program and Welcome
6 - 7:15 p.m. Authentic western-style barbeque dinner and entertainment
8:00 p.m. Board Deluxe Motor Coach for transportation back to Calgary
You will be dropped off at designated hotels (TBD at the beginning of the tour
* Most locations are walking distance from one another. You can use local transit for the cost of $2.00 per ride, or you may purchase a day pass for the cost $5.00. A bus schedule, town map and details will be provided upon arrival in Banff.
WorldSkills 2009 - September 1-7 2009, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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