West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Canaan Valley State Park Awarded Prestigious Convention South Award

 DAVIS, W.Va. - Canaan Valley Resort State Park is the only meeting facility in West Virginia to receive ConventionSouth magazine’s 2014 Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award. Meeting planners look for new or renovated conference facilities and publications such as ConventionSouth deliver that information.  

“According to the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, “Canaan Valley is among an elite group of 50 meeting facilities located throughout the south to be named to this list, and the only location in West Virginia.”  

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new 160 room resort lodge and expanded facilities was held Oct. 29, 2013. The $24 million dollar construction project occurred over a two-year period at the four-season resort state park. Canaan Valley is known for outstanding golf, exceptional downhill and snowboarding, and the longest snow tubing park in the east with eight 1,200-foot lanes.  Meeting facilities are expansive and include full-service restaurant, catering and conference/convention planning. 

“We are honored to bestow Canaan Valley Resort & Conference Center with a Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award,” said ConventionSouth Associate Publisher Marlane Bundock. “After a lengthy review of what Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center now has to offer meeting planners and attendees, we feel it indeed displays a superior commitment to providing groups with the top-of-the-line amenities and service that they require.”  

Canaan Valley Resort & Conference Center is featured as an award recipient in the December 2013 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine. Celebrating 30+ years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals across the country who book meetings held within the South, according to Bundock.

Award winning Canaan Valley Resort is located in Tucker County. The resort is near Blackwater Falls State Park, in Davis. Both state parks attract visitors to West Virginia for the year-round scenic beauty and for outdoor recreation.  

“We are honored to receive this award and invite not only meeting attendees and meeting planners, but also anyone, individuals or groups, to visit and enjoy the beautiful facilities and surroundings, here at Canaan Valley State Park,” said Rob Gilligan, park superintendent. “You won’t be disappointed.”

Learn more about Canaan Valley Resort, ski season information, and area interests at www.canaanresort.com or call Lenore Testerman for group services, 304-866-4121. West Virginia’s state park system has 49 areas with facility information, events and lodging deals posted on www.wvstateparks.com.

Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce
The recently opened Canaan Valley Resort State Park lodge and conference center features modern meeting and lodging facilities all year long, as well as golf, skiing and other activities.

Contact Information

Rob Gilligan