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.


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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. 


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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

Tourism Calgary Board and Advisory Committee Opportunities: Tourism Calgary is currently looking for individuals to serve on our Board of Directors and Advisory Committees. Do you have a passion for community building and helping Calgary to become the ultimate host city? Do you love our tourism industry and want to contribute your leadership and expertise to make Calgary a world class destination for tourism, sports & major events, and meetings & conventions? If so, we'd like to hear from you! For more information and application details, click here.

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

Rod McKay (Chair, Calgary Sport & Major Events)
Ex Officio

Richard Main (Chair, Governance & Human Resources Committee)
General Manager
Delta Hotels by Marriott, Calgary Downtown

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
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 (Past Chair)
Director, Stakeholder Engagement
Trans Mountain

Karim Ismail
General Manager
Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel

Larry Day
Owner / Producer
Pyramid Productions

Shauna MacDonald
Principal and Founder
Brookline Public Relations


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