Visiting The Fair | TRIPS West


The Alberta Gift Fair offers retailers two completely different buying experiences: the Alberta Gift Fair and TRIPS West. Co-locating with the Alberta Gift Fair, TRIPS West is the only event of its kind in Canada! It's a comprehensive collection of products specifically designed for gift shops in historical sites, provincial parks, art galleries and museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens and other seasonal destinations.

Introduced in Toronto in 2004, TRIPS was moved to Vancouver in 2009 to support Canada's Olympic venue and was renamed TRIPS West. The TRIPS West show is designed as an annual market to allow exhibitors who cater to the tourist and resort industry the opportunity to focus their resources on one major event each year, specifically designed for their categories. The right buyers will now be able to source the products they need more efficiently, which will allow exhibitors more time with each buyer.

Who will be exhibiting at the show?
If you are a wholesaler, importer or manufacturer of tourist, resort and imprinted products including: apparel, Canadian handcrafted items, First Nations art, museum products, resort wear, tourist sundries, souvenirs and specialty foods, TRIPS West is the only show you need to participate in.

What sort of retailers will be attending TRIPS West?
Retailers representing resorts, tourist attractions, seasonal businesses, resort souvenir shops, galleries and museums and gift stores across Canada. This show will allow buyers the opportunity to come to one targeted event each February which will be focused on offering products designed especially for them.

“Just returned from the Alberta Gift Fair - TRIPS West made my buying so much easier. I loved having all the suppliers together - it was a good way to establish new contacts and nice to be able to deal with them face to face. The show is well organized and easy to navigate. I found diverse products to sell in our gift shop at the Visitor Information Centre in Medicine Hat. TRIPS West in itself made it a worthwhile destination ... and I will plan to go back”. Glenda Leitch, Tourism Medicine Hat

If your business is in tourist, resort or imprinted products, TRIPS West is vital to your success!