Building a Legacy: Rooted in Lethbridge

For 125 years Lethbridge & District Exhibition has been the premiere destination bringing people together for memorable experiences.

In March 2021, shovels officially broke ground on the Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre. The $70.6 million-dollar project is one of the largest of its kind in the history of Lethbridge, and will serve as a transformational economic driver for Southern Alberta’s agri-food tourism industry.

The new facility will double the venue’s existing hosting capacity with 268,000 square feet of rentable space. The expansion development allows the City of Lethbridge to transform its regional, national and international visitor economy by attracting new events and conferences to Canada’s Premier Food Corridor.

More than bricks and mortar, the Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre will become a teaching kitchen for students to hone their skills and showcase regional products–all in the same space where entrepreneurs will also launch their businesses to be experienced by thousands of visitors from across the globe.

A combination of rich agricultural roots, a unique geographical location within Canada’s Premier Food Corridor and a commitment to its community, positions Lethbridge & District Exhibition to share Southern Alberta’s best kept secret–a unique food story that is ready to be told to the world through one-of-a-kind culinary and event experiences.

Learn about the people behind the project who are building a legacy worth remembering.

Episode 1: The Agri-Food Hub and Trade Centre