Population: 1.3m
Hotel Bedrooms: 15,000
Hotel Bedrooms Downtown: 4,500
Conference Centres: Calgary Telus Convention Centre & BMO Centre at Stampede Park

Ranked the most livable city in North America by The Economist in 2019, Calgary is the destination to energize your event. Within the next five years, Calgary will be Canada’s second largest convention city. Calgary’s exciting investment of over $1 billion for meetings and conventions will include a major expansion of the BMO Centre on Stampede Park, a new event and entertainment arena, a Stephen Avenue makeover - Calgary’s vibrant pedestrian walkway - and further revitalization of the neighborhoods surrounding the two main convention centers: the BMO Centre and the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre.


Along with famous western hospitality, visitors have an endless list of things to see and do. Book a team breakfast with the pandas at the Calgary Zoo, fly down North America’s fastest zipline, rent a bike and explore North America’s most extensive urban pathway system, and experience beautiful Banff and the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains, just an hour out of Calgary…and much more!


Jennifer Beatty

Tourism Calgary

Calgary Telus Convention Centre

Calgary Telus Convention Centre

BMO Centre at Stampede Park

Calgary Stampede

Meetings Calgary

Why choose Calgary as your next conference destination?

Why choose Calgary?


The Calgary International Airport is no more than one stop away from every major city in the world, handling over 17 million passengers annually with 1,800 flights per week and is conveniently located 20 minutes from the city center.


  • ​Calgary has a legacy of excellence in hosting major global events, such as the Winter Olympics, the Global Petroleum Show, and The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth – The Calgary Stampede.

  • Downtown Calgary boasts the world's largest above-ground climate-controlled walkway system with 11 miles / 18 kilometers of paths connecting hotels, restaurants, retail and convention facilities

  • With Canada's highest educated and youngest workforce combined with the country's largest university-affiliated research park, Calgary can connect you to an innovative environment for your event

  • Calgary is located in Alberta, the only Canadian province with no provincial sales tax


One destination, two great venues! The BMO Centre at Stampede Park and The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre feature flexible space for tradeshows, meetings and banquets. Conveniently located in downtown Calgary just four blocks apart, these venues provide a seamless experience for delegates and organizers.

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