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Edmonton Spring Show: Shipping and Accommodations


Unfortunately, the Expo Centre does not accommodate advance shipping. Please do not ship your goods directly to the venue in advance of the show; make sure your cartage company can provide storage in advance of the show, and deliver your goods on March 22. Receivership and materials handling will be looked after by Make It only on items received on March 22; any materials handling or forklifting that needs to be done after the 22nd will need to be arranged with the equipment supplier by you directly.

The venue does not normally provide after-show storage for exhibitor items, but they are allowing Makies to leave pallets until Monday morning for pick-up. If you would like to leave a pallet or crate behind on Sunday night, please email us and let us know before Friday, March 17th. Materials handling and forklifting will be provided by Make It. 

Due to the small numbers of Makies who ship with commercial freight companies, we do not have an official show carrier this year. However, we recommend you use YRC Freight, who are experienced dealing with trade shows. YRC also offers 30 days free warehousing before each show which ensures your product is delivered on time and is great for those doing multiple shows.
To book with YRC Freight, call their Customer Service Centre at 800-610-6500 for a custom quote. Please ensure you specify the following:
  • You are shipping for a trade show
  • Delivery time must be on March 22
  • Pick up must be on Sunday night March 26 or Monday morning, March 27.


Make It! The Handmade Revolution
Makie business name, booth #
Expo Centre Northlands, Hall H
7300 116 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5B 4X5


You are welcome to use any carrier you like to ship your goods to the show. Please advise them that the window for receivership is Wednesday, March 22 and that they must pick up your items on Sunday after the show closes.

Our show contractor (GES) is also able to assist you with advance shipping, and will warehouse your goods and transport them to the show for you (contact Derek at DTuckett@ges.com).

Some Makies prefer to ship their goods via Greyhound, and then rent a vehicle once they arrive in town and pick their items up themselves from Greyhound. It's less convenient than shipping directly to the show, but often more affordable.


Once you have unpacked your pallet, you may store it in the area marked "pallet storage" on the floor plan in the exhibitor guide. Please write your name on your pallet so that everyone knows who it belongs to make sure it is still there for you on Sunday when you need it.


The Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre is about fifteen minutes away from the Expo Centre and has a special deal for Makies. They are offering their Standard Room with one king bed for $110.00 (plus taxes) per room per night. Breakfast is not included, but can be added for the special rate of $10 per person. The room can be upgraded to a suite if you require an additional bed.
The cut off date for this price is March 3, 2017. There are two ways to book:
1) Call the hotel (800-661-5193) and use the block name "Make It Edmonton" and the block code " 032217MAKE" to reserve a room against a credit card.

2) Book directly online at Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre Edmonton. Just enter the appropriate dates into the "book now" section, click on "more search options", and enter the code MAKEIT when prompted. Hit the green search button, and then complete your booking with the required personal details.

 Another option is to stay at an AirBnb close to the Expo Centre. Use this link to sign up for AirBnB, and get a $50 credit to use on your booking!