Event ticket sale: Canadian alternative to Eventbrite

Olivier Rousseau
2 August 2023 Alternatives 2 min read

Canadian alternative to Eventbrite

Since 2019, a Canadian alternative to Eventbrite has been making its mark on the online ticketing market: Activity Messenger.

In this article, we’ll compare Eventbrite and Activity Messenger, highlighting their similarities and differences.

Key Takeaways:

  • Much Lower Fees: Activity Messenger only charges 3.9% + $0.30 total fees per ticket (can be passed to client)
  • Canadian-based alternative: Data Stored in Canada. Complies with Canadian Laws
  • Canva integration: Stay on brand with our Canva integration
  • Communications: Allows you to send SMS messages and newsletters
  • Can replace other tools: replace MailChimp, Google forms and SurveyMonkey


Activity Messenger is also an alternative to Tututix and can replace your class management such as JackRabbit, IClassPro and DanceStudioPro.


Similarities between Eventbrite and Activity Messenger

Online ticket sales (QR code scanning):

Both platforms offer online ticketing. Attendees can purchase tickets and receive electronic tickets with a QR code. This QR code can be scanned at the event entrance to facilitate access control. Both platforms also allow tickets to be purchased at the door.

Payment by credit card:

Activity Messenger and Eventbrite both offer the ability to process credit card payments. This allows attendees to easily pay for their purchases online, providing a convenient and secure payment experience. A key difference is that Activity Messenger has a much lower transaction fee (see below).

Customizable tickets:

Organizers can easily customize tickets by adding their logo, images, or other relevant information. Activity Messenger even integrates with Canva. This allows you to create professional-looking tickets that showcase your logo, brand, or event.

Gymnastics Competition Ticket Sale


Designed to be user-friendly and accessible to all, both platforms offer a simple interface to create, manage and sell tickets online. Whether this is your first event with online ticketing or you’re an expert, you’ll find both options easy to navigate.

Differences between Activity Messenger and Eventbrite

Comparison table

Activity Messenger Eventbrite
Simple to use
Payment by credit card
Customizable tickets
Bilingual platform
Canva et ChatGPT Integration
Canadian based
Ticket fees 3,9% + 0,30$  6,4% + 1,29$

Migrate your online ticketing to a Canadian platform

More and more small businesses and organisations are migrating their online ticketing software to a Canadian-based alternative.

By choosing Activity Messenger, you benefit from a platform that:

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  • What are some Canadian alternatives to Eventbrite for event ticket sales? Canadian alternatives include, TicketTailor and Activity Messenger. Each offers unique features for different event types and sizes, catering specifically to the Canadian market.
  • Why choose a Canadian alternative over Eventbrite for ticketing? Canadian platforms offer better bilingual customization,  currency options, local support, and features tailored to Canadian event organizers and attendees.
  • How do Canadian ticketing platforms compare in terms of fees and pricing? A Canadian platforms like Activity Messenger offers much lower prices than Eventbrite.
  • How do Canadian ticketing services handle customer data and privacy? They typically adhere to Canadian privacy laws like PIPEDA, ensuring data security and privacy protection for users.
  • What are the advantages of using a local Canadian platform for community events? Canadian Event Ticket platforms store Data in Canada in compliance to Canadian privacy laws and can foster community engagement and local partnerships.

Written by Olivier Rousseau Olivier is a kids sports programs owner who has been operating for over a decade with locations in Montreal, Quebec city & Ottawa. He also helps Gymnastics Club, Swim Schools and Dance Studios streamline their operations. He is the co-founder of Activity Messenger an online registration platform for the sports & leisure industry.

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