Industry News

News from Travel Alberta, the Canadian Tourism Commission and a cross-section of stories, research and accolades from across our growing Calgary tourism industry.

Talisman Centre Now Fully Open

After ten million dollars in flood repairs and the replacement of damaged equipment, all areas of Talisman Centre are now open again.

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra trick and treat customers of Double Zero

Tourism Calgary and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra brought the flavour of Italy to patrons of Double Zero on Friday, October 25.

Work Begins on Fort Calgary Expansion Thanks to Federal- Provincial Partnership

Officials from all levels of government attended a sod turning ceremony at Fort Calgary today to witness the start of a project that will renew and revitalize the birthplace and symbolic heart of Calgary.

Village Brewery Named Calgary's Small Business of the Year

Village Brewery was named as the city's Small Business of the Year by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

Your Calgary Zoo is back – and Zoolights too!

Calgary, AB – Zoo officials are delighted to announce today that the Calgary Zoo will reopen completely on Thursday, November 28, 2013.

Travel Alberta Premier Learning Opportunities

Travel Alberta offers many educational seminars, workshops and conferences, along with coaching and consulting services throughout the year.

Tourism Industry Encouraged by Throne Speech

David Goldstein, President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) responded to the government's intention to "promote Canada as a top destination for tourism," as stated in today's Speech from the Throne.

Paul Hardy Design 10th Anniversary Celebration Wins International Award

Tourism Calgary worked closely with acclaimed Canadian designer Paul Hardy and event producer Derek MacDonald of Boom Goes the Drum to showcase Calgary as a growing fashion destination.

Calgary's Big Rock expands into B.C. beer market

Calgary beer maker, Big Rock Brewery, expands into the British Columbia beer market and chooses B.C. as a location for its new facility.


Tourism is a massive market with great growth potential. In 2011 and 2012 Calgary led a province that led the nation in terms of visitation and visitor spending growth. To capitalize on potential and build on momentum, key trends are monitored and used to shape strategic direction.