Why Meet In Chatham-Kent?
In this small city of outdoor lovers, classic car enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and dreamers your group will have an extraordinary experience that will leave them feeling inspired and re-energized. Attendees will love exploring ‘Canada’s Classic Car Capital’, swimming and fishing the Great Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Thames River, Sydenham River, Rondeau Bay, and soaking up the diverse historic culture.
Voted Expedia’s Best Places to Visit in 2019, Chatham-Kent offers a wide variety of activities, hotels, and restaurants. There are significant advantages to meeting in a small city, and Chatham-Kent will show you how to do it right.
Take a Tour
Chatham-Kent is full of history, especially when it involves the Underground Railroad. Once being an end destination where slaves ran to their freedom, Chatham-Kent is proud to be home to the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum, Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site, and Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society & Black Mecca Museum who all continue to educate visitors about the Underground Railroad’s importance.
Not your thing?
Check out Tecumseh Parkway, Bothwell Zone Oil Museum, Milner Heritage House, Thames Art Gallery, Early Acres Estate Winery, Barn Quilt Trail, and much, much, more!
Beer, Wine, Culinary
Craft the perfect group tour or networking event for your next meeting and tap into Chatham-Kent’s local breweries Sons of Kent, Bayside Brewing Company, and Red Barn Brewing Company(coming soon). Or, explore the countryside of Early Acres Estate Winery where you can sample wines and stroll the vineyards.
Taste the difference when you dine here with the abundance of culinary options available in the many of our unique communities. Most of the restaurants are serving locally sourced products and ingredients supporting local businesses and farmers, creating a strong community.
Located minutes from Lake Erie and Mitchell’s Bay Chatham-Kent is the perfect place to unwind or go wild. Explore Wheatley, also known as the #1 fresh water commercial fishing port in the world, where you will find it easy to catch a fish to brag about back home. With world class hunting, extreme water sports, bird watching, beaches, hiking, golfing, boating…Chatham-Kent offers an endless amount of adventures.
Where to Stay
There is an excellent selection of hotels, motels, b&b’s, campgrounds and cabins within a short drive of the Convention Centre. Next door to us you will find lovely and spacious accommodations at Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Just a few minutes down the road close to the 401 you’ll enjoy the newly renovated rooms of Comfort Inn and Travelodge. Looking for a unique experience? Check out Retro Suites Hotel and pick one of their 45 individually theme-styled guest rooms. This turn-of-the-nineteenth-century hotel has been transformed into a modern luxury boutique hotel that delivers an incredible and memorable experience.
Let the Games Begin!
We are proud to welcome Cascades Gateway Casino as our newest neighbor located right beside our Convention Centre and Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Book your next meeting with us where fun is happening all year around and providing entertainment before and after your event.
Escape the hustle and bustle and come meet in a relaxing, preferred environment. Chatham-Kent is the refreshing, new option in the Southwestern Ontario Conventions Circuit. Need help booking your next event? Contact our event professionals who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Discover all that Chatham-Kent has to offer at Chatham-Kent Tourism.