Calgary, Alberta, stands out as a meeting destination for two main reasons: the energy and the experience. Its compact downtown, stimulating meeting spaces, countless activities, and welcoming people love to host the world and showcase their famous Western hospitality. Let Calgary energize your event!
Find the Best Fit
Calgary has not one but two venues for large events: the downtown Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and, just a few blocks away, the BMO Centre at Stampede Park. Meetings + Conventions Calgary will help you find the best fit for your event, including options for unique and inspiring offsite venues, such as the National Music Centre, Studio Bell.
Energetic Events Outside Your Itinerary
Calgarians love a good get-together, which explains why there are 700 diverse cultural events each year, including “the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” — the Calgary Stampede. This world-famous event transforms the city for 10 days each July. Swap your boardroom table for a mechanical bull for an event your delegates won’t soon forget!
Base Camp for Adventure
Within the city are countless opportunities for adrenaline junkies. Your delegates can ride down the longest downhill luge track in the world at Skyline Luge Calgary; race down the bobsleigh track made famous by Team Jamaica during the ’88 Winter Olympic Games; soar down North America’s fastest zip line; or take a leap off an eight-story platform at Free Fall (talk about a trust exercise)!
Looking for a change of scenery? Less than an hour from downtown Calgary are the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains and nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Banff and Jasper National Parks, Dinosaur Provincial Park, and Waterton Lakes National Park.
Fresh Air Everywhere
Get outside to experience Canada’s sunniest major city and take advantage of the 497 miles of walking and cycling paths. Rent bikes and ride along the river cycling path or rent kayaks and rafts to float past downtown on the Bow River. There is nothing like a little fresh air to boost creativity and collaboration at your event.
Tap into Calgary’s local intellectual capital and take your event to the next level. Meetings + Conventions Calgary connects meeting planners with passionate local industry leaders for assistance with bids, support, and collaboration opportunities.
Calgary’s vibrant restaurant scene shows no signs of slowing down, being recently named the second hottest restaurant scene in Canada. While Calgary is famous for its beef, incredibly talented chefs are taking culinary creativity to new heights, exploring international cuisine and veg-forward plates to offer diverse menu items to suit any group.
The Happiest Happy Hours
Alberta’s ideal growing conditions produce some of the world’s best barley, helping to fuel Calgary’s booming microbrewery and distillery scene. Try a new team-building activity: Get your crew on some 15-passenger U-shaped bikes and pedal your way through Alberta’s top craft beer taprooms and breweries.
The Ultimate Hosts
Wow your delegates with Calgary’s famous White Hat ceremony. For more than 50 years, Calgarians have honored princesses, princes, and presidents with their iconic White Hat welcome. Planners can bring this fun cultural experience to their conferences, making VIPs or delegates honorary Calgarians.
Be Part of the Energy
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