About Us

Kensington Calgary
Kensington Calgary

About Us

Who we are

Tourism Calgary is the official destination marketing and development organization for Calgary's tourism industry. For more than 50 years, the organization’s primary purpose has been to promote Calgary and area as the destination of choice for leisure travellers.

What we do

Guided by Calgary's Destination Strategy | Ultimate Hosts. Ultimate Host City. Tourism Calgary:

  • Markets Calgary in new and exciting ways;
  • Advocates for what’s best for the quality of life of Calgarians and for Calgary’s growing tourism industry;
  • Hosts visitors, and events that build Calgary’s brand and offer shareable experiences; and
  • Activates experiences in ways that attract, connect and inspire.


Calgary skyline

Calgary's Destination Strategy | Ultimate Hosts. Ultimate Host City.

A stakeholder-led and endorsed strategy that outlines recommendations for developing the destination for the benefit of visitors and Calgarians. 


Calgary Folk Music Festival

Tourism Calgary 2018 - 2020 Strategic Plan

A three-year strategy that outlines how Tourism Calgary is aligning its efforts to achieve the objectives outlined in Calgary’s Destination Strategy.

Board of Directors

Ross Middleton (Chair)
Partner and Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group

Rod McKay (Chair, Calgary Sport & Major Events; Chair, Meetings & Conventions Advisory Committee)
Ex Officio

Tracey Zehl (Chair, Audit & Finance Committee)
Managing Partner, Assurance Leader
Grant Thornton LLP

Vern Kimball (Chair, Marketing & Stakeholder Engagement Committee)
Former CEO
Calgary Stampede

Cole Millen
General Manager
Sheraton Suites Eau Claire

Gordon Johnson (Chair, Governance & Human Resources Committee)
Vice President, Operations
Atlific Hotels

Dan DeSantis (Past Chair)
Dual General Manager
Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel and Delta Hotels Calgary Airport In-Terminal

Jeff Robinson
Director, Stakeholder Engagement
Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Jennifer Koo
Vice President, Research & Experience Design
ATB Financial

Laurie Stretch
Owner & Principal
Stretch Communication

Richard Bartrem
Vice President, Corporate Communications & Chief of Staff

Mark Wilson
General Manager & Vice President
Hotel Arts Hospitality Group

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