Spring has sprung in many parts of Canada, and seasonal businesses and event groups across the spectrum are beginning to emerge. From music festivals, to country fairs and outdoor markets, shipping containers offer an adaptable, portable, and secure structure that can cater to the simplest of storage needs, or highly customized displays and experiences that appeal to the masses.

Here are six seasonal applications that showcase shipping containers as the ultimate structural or storage solution for tourist events and activities:

Event Installations

Clients like Red Bull and Immersive Tech are known for leveraging technology and virtual reality for creating immersive, communal experiences. Thanks to eye-catching vinyl wraps, a durable steel structure, which is ideal for housing valuable technology and equipment, and the integration of customized gaming components, passersby can take a break from the hot sun and step into an electrifying challenge.

Markets, Festivals, and Rodeos

Country fairs and rodeos are largely comprised of teams and businesses that typically travel from event to event across the country with their product offerings and valuable gear in a trailer. Between games, food and beverage, pop-up retail booths, and on-site storage for riding gear or equipment, shipping containers are great contenders for exhibit spaces or relocatable lock-and-leave storage that are designed to ride with you.

Rest Areas

Open-side units are great alternative structures that can be turned into extended lounging space at rural fairs or urban events. These larger open-side units lend themselves well to tourists wanting some quick grab-and-go refreshments while offering a covered space that provides a respite from the summer heat.

Food Stands & Kitchens

An innovative and cost-effective way to serve up gourmet eats with a side of panoramic views is through an open-side pizza kitchen like this one. This custom 40’ open-side unit comes with an earthy vibe thanks to its wood paneling and a wood-fired pizza oven that is sure to entice indulgent diners. This beachside eatery provides that familiar, cozy, outdoor “apres-ski” atmosphere even in the off-season!

Alternatively, kiosks are another versatile, easily convertible, all-season option that are designed to be moved from place-to-place. Whether you’re offering a bite to-go from a pop-up stand at a country fair or hosting a sampling station for some favourite local beverages, kiosks are a functional option if you’re looking to create a vibrant hub for a crowd with many appetites!

Sporting Rentals

Sporting retailers like E-Kruise believe in combining old school values with innovative and engaging technology, and providing a more accessible way for everyone to experience the outdoors. With several locations across Western Canada, E-Kruise partners with hotels and provides a rental fleet of e-scooters, e-longboards, paddle boards, wake boards, bikes, and more! If you are planning to visit Kelowna or Penticton this summer, you’ll want to make a stop at their vibrant pop-up to rent one of their electric fun-mobiles and tour around some of their recommended routes.

Between outdoor concession stands, gaming hubs, event storage, or stadium structures, the unique applications for shipping containers are boundless. Secure-Rite has outfitted custom containers and provided simple storage space to many outdoor events and groups over the years, such as the Calgary Stampede, the Armstrong IPE, sporting events in Whistler, and many other urban markets and fairs.

With a full inventory of containers at five locations in western Canada and our own fleet of delivery trucks, Secure-Rite can deliver the perfect container on time and on budget for your event or initiative this summer!