About Calgary

Calgary is a meeting destination like no other: a mix of big-city energy and warm Western hospitality. With community spirit at its core, Calgary is full of shareable experiences. From a bustling downtown to character-filled neighbourhoods, along winding rivers and inside every welcoming venue, there are a billion reasons that make Calgary the perfect place to host your next meeting or event. Why a billion? Because Calgary is investing more than one billion dollars into infrastructure for planners hosting their event there including the $500M BMO Centre expansion and hotel development on Stampede Park, the $550M event centre, upgrades to Stephen Avenue, the new Culture & Entertainment District and more. These upgrades, along with the capacity from the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, position Calgary to become the largest meeting and convention destination in Western Canada by 2024.

Calgary’s top 10 reasons:

  1. Calgary’s one billion dollar investment in meetings and conventions will make it the largest convention destination in Western Canada
  2. Calgary is easily accessible worldwide
  3. Calgary is a basecamp for adventure with the Canadian Rocky Mountains just an hours drive outside the city
  4. Calgary is Canada’s sunniest major city
  5. Calgary has been named the most livable city in North America by The Economist for two years in a row
  6. Calgary offers stunning offsite venues, and the world is taking notice
  7. Calgary is good for your bottom line – Alberta is the only province in Canada that doesn’t have a provincial sales tax (PST)
  8. Calgary has over 100 years of experience hosting major events, including the Winter Olympics
  9. Calgary’s downtown is safe, compact and walkable
  10. Team Calgary will be your partners in planning

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