Rooted in Lethbridge.
Lethbridge & District Exhibition is a pillar in the Lethbridge community. As a not-for-profit corporation, Lethbridge & District Exhibition operates and maintains seventy-two acres of land on the East bank of Henderson Lake. Lethbridge & District Exhibition exists to ensure that the people of Lethbridge and district have a community gathering place now and in the future at which to participate in events, conduct business, learn and be entertained.
Lethbridge & District Exhibition was founded as the Lethbridge & District Agricultural Society in 1897, when local ranchers and community-minded citizens organized the first “Lethbridge & District Exhibition,” a fall Expo that showcased agriculture from the bountiful harvest and promoted commerce. The land on which we operate is located on the Treaty 7 Territory lands of the Blackfoot people of the Canadian plains.
Today, Lethbridge & District Exhibition produces Whoop-up Days, Ag Expo, Southern Alberta Home & Garden Show and Farmers’ Markets, and is home to a wide variety of trade shows, and community events that attract nearly four hundred thousand visitors each year.
The Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre
The 268,000 square foot Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre, the largest development project in the history of Lethbridge, will serve as an economic driver of growth for Alberta’s food sector. Once completed in 2023, the Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre is expected to contribute more than $90 million annually to the regional economy.
The project aligns with the work of the regional partners in Canada’s Premier Food Corridor to attract private investment and includes collaboration with Lethbridge College’s Culinary Arts Program and enhanced incubation opportunities for local producers to scale their businesses nationally and internationally. This expansion positions Lethbridge & District Exhibition to offer the finest and largest-scale farm-to-table culinary experience in the industry.
We are welcoming and impactful hosts that deliver vibrant opportunities and best in class results.
We are the premiere destination excelling in the experience of bringing people together from all over the world. We accelerate economic opportunity through the delivery of memorable experiences.
Integrity: We are unified in our commitment to the highest ethical standards, community principals and commercial opportunity.
Inclusivity: We are inclusive, always, without exception.
Innovations: We are trendsetters and ambassadors for change fearlessly inquisitive in our search for enhancement and advancement.
Safety: We accept nothing less than everyone going home safe.
Accountability: We deliver on our commitments, we are transparent when we fall short, and we own the outcome as a team.
Growth: We chase bigger, bolder and better each and every day. Tomorrow we reach further.