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2021 IIHF Women's World Championship

Calgary to host IIHF Women's World Championship for the first time

From Aug. 20 - 31, 10 international teams will compete in a safe bubble environment at WinSport, injecting more than $8 million into Calgary's economy

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Tourism Week highlights the importance of vaccines in supporting industry reopening

Tourism Calgary and Calgary Chamber are encouraging vaccination uptake in an effort to get back to the experiences we miss.

Miss this? Get this! joint vaccine campaign

Rapid testing and vaccines critical to reopening economy

The Calgary Chamber launches its Rapid Testing Program and joins Tourism Calgary for a joint vaccination campaign, which encourages Calgary business leaders and their employees to get vaccinated.

Curling Canada bubble in Calgary at WinSport

Curling Canada bubble safely slides into Calgary, bringing an $11M economic impact to our city

Six prestigious curling events, including Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier, played in Calgary in a no-fans, bubble environment from Feb. 19 through April 2021.

Calgary: Curling Canada event bubble

Curling Canada aims to hold series of events in Calgary

Condensed series of Season of Champions to be hosted in 2021 in hub city, no-fans, safe environment.

#LoveYYC 2020

Tourism Calgary invites Calgarians to safely share why they #LoveYYC and support local during month-long virtual celebration

#LoveYYC 2020 to span the full month of November, featuring unique Calgary stories, compelling deals, interactive contests and more.

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Calgary's largest convention venues receive Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR accreditation

Joint release: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, BMO Centre at Stampede Park and Tourism Calgary.

BMO Centre at Stampede Park rendering

Expanded BMO Centre will provide significant boost to Calgary's tourism industry

Tourism Calgary partners Calgary Stampede and Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) unveiled the renderings of Calgary’s expanded BMO Centre, which will become the largest convention facility in Western Canada and second largest in Canada. 

58th annual Calgary White Hat Awards

Tourism Calgary reimagines 58th annual White Hat Awards to safely celebrate our city's ultimate hosts

Despite event cancellation, 20 award winners honoured for their undeniable community spirit and commitment to customer service excellence.

Calgary East Village

Tourism Calgary launches free deals pass to help Calgarians save as they safely explore Calgary experiences

Digital #LoveYYC Deals Pass offers savings at over 40 local restaurants, attractions, hotels, tours and more

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Tourism Week highlights the importance of the industry that employs 1 in 10 Canadians

In 2019, Calgary welcomed more than 7.3 million travellers who contributed an estimated $2.5 billion in visitor spending to the local economy.

Stampede park

Update: 2020 annual showcase events cancelled

On April 23, our great partners at the Calgary Stampede and Calgary Folk Music Festival announced that due to the effects of COVID-19, the annual showpiece events will be cancelled. We won;'t be deterred by what we won't have this year, rather we will find new ways to engage Calgarians, share good news and promote our industry partners. That's the Calgary way.

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COVID-19 update

Tourism Calgary is actively monitoring COVID-19 developments and is working closely with all orders of government other response partners to provide accurate and timely information related to this evolving global situation.

Calgary Peace Bridge

Update: 2020/21 Calgary Visitor Guide

Tourism Calgary's annual Visitor Guide is currently on-hold due to changes from COVID-19. When the time is appropriate to print the publication, we will ensure necessary editorial modifications are made and that partners are provided the opportunity to modify their listings as needed.

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Calgary's tourism industry experiencing significant impact from COVID-19

66 percent of industry already temporarily laid off.