Sustainability in Calgary

downtown Calgary skyline overlooking the Bow River and Peace Bridge
downtown Calgary skyline overlooking the Bow River and Peace Bridge

Sustainability in Calgary

Calgary’s tourism industry is committed to supporting the City of Calgary goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. That’s why we are dedicated to fostering sustainable practices within our visitor and tourism sector and creating social benefit for our communities.  

We are a proud participant in the annual Global Destination Sustainability Index which measures the environmental, social, and economic health of our destination and are committed to continual improvements for the betterment of delegate, visitors, and citizens alike. 

Below are resources to support development of sustainable tourism in Calgary and innovative examples of how Calgary is building towards a more sustainable future for our destination. 

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City of Calgary Biodiversity Strategy


The City of Calgary has outlined a 10-year biodiversity strategy which outlines how to protect and increase species diversity.

City of Calgary Transportation Plan

Transportation & Soft Mobility

The goal of the City of Calgary’s Transportation Plan is to advance environmental sustainability which prioritizes mobility options for pedestrians and cyclists.

City of Calgary Food Action Plan

Culinary & Circular Economies

CalgaryEATS! is the City of Calgary’s Food Action Plan. It encourages local food sourcing, restaurant sustainability certification (LEAF), and urban agriculture.

Calgary Climate Strategy


The Calgary Climate Strategy shows the path towards net-zero emissions by 2050.

Calgary Wellness

Health & Wellness

Calgary consistently places in the top 10 of the Economist’s Global Livability Ranking. It’s also the 3rd most diverse major city in Canada and in the top 25 most affordable cities in the world.


Sustainability Stories

Granary Road

Fish to Fork

Granary Road and Lethbridge College have collaborated in creating a state-of-the-art aquaponics facility.

River Cafe

Edible Container Garden

River Café has created an extensive edible container garden on site where they grow greens, berries, herbs, and flowers. 

Burwood Distillery

Hive to Home

At Burwood Distillery, the honey they source for drinks like the Single Hive Rye Whiskey Cask Honey Spirit comes from their own family-owned hives.