Calgarians Love Visitors
So much so that we’ve been making special visitors honourary Calgarians with our White Hat ceremony for 70 years. Today, the white Smithbilt cowboy hat is an internationally recognized symbol of Calgary and our Western hospitality. Incorporate a White Hat ceremony into your event for a unique experience that delights delegates!
Calgarians Love the Outdoors
The weather in Calgary is part of the appeal, thanks to Chinook winds that can warm a winter day by 15°C (27°F). Our summer days can near 30°C (86°F), and our northern latitude means Calgary summer days are longer. On peak summer days, we enjoy daylight until 10pm — perfect for a round of golf or lounging on a patio after a day of meetings. Calgary is also Canada’s sunniest major city, allowing visitors to take advantage of the longest urban pathway system in North America (nearly 1,000 kms of paved paths).
Calgarians Work Hard & Play Hard
Calgary is both business and pleasure. Honestly. Calgary boasts one of the youngest, best educated workforces in Canada, with seven post-secondary institutions. Couple that with our numerous live music venues, countless corporate parties during the Calgary Stampede, or the exploding micro-brewery and culinary scene, and it’s clear that Calgarians know how to throw a dash of fun into even the busiest day.
Calgarians Are Diverse
Certainly, Calgary has a cowboy spirit, but it’s also cosmopolitan. It’s diverse – Calgary is ranked third in proportion of visible minorities in Canada. The sparkling skyline reaches out of the foothills just as Calgary reaches out to the world. From international flavours (Calgary has one of the largest Chinatowns in Canada) to international headquarters, the city welcomes the world.