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Press Releases

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Tourism Calgary adds six unique sporting events to Calgary’s Chinook Blast schedule

February events will create winter excitement for Calgarians and visitors alike, and a significant economic boost for Calgary.

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Tourism Calgary CEO Cindy Ady to Retire after 10-Year Tenure

Tourism Calgary today announced the retirement of Chief Executive Officer Cindy Ady, a dedicated leader and community builder who, over the past 10 years, successfully elevated Calgary’s profile as a year-round global tourism destination. 

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Calgary Wins Bid to Host the 2027 North American Indigenous Games

Calgary has been chosen to host the 2027 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) – the largest multi-sport and culture event for Indigenous youth on Turtle Island. 

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La candidature de Calgary est retenue pour l'organisation des Jeux autochtones d'Amérique du Nord de 2027

Calgary a été choisie pour accueillir les Jeux autochtones d'Amérique du Nord (JAAN) de 2027, le plus grand événement multisports et culturel pour la jeunesse autochtone de l'île de la Tortue.

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60th Annual Calgary White Hat Awards Winners

Tourism Calgary hosted the 60th anniversary of the Calgary White Hat Awards, recognizing outstanding tourism and hospitality employees in 22 different categories.

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Plans unveiled for Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Calgary 2024

In preparation for the Games, the local organizing committee launched its branding and announced the dates, sport venues, volunteer program, and first major sponsors.

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Calgary Vying to Host 2027 North American Indigenous Games

Calgary has won the right to be Alberta’s nominee city, vying to win the 2027 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). Calgary was chosen by Indigenous Sport Council Alberta (ISCA) after a bid process which heard pitches from cities in the province interested in hosting the Games.

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Calgary goes all-out for Country Music Week 2022

Calgary is honoured to host the 40th anniversary of the CCMA Awards on Sept. 11, as well as Country Music Week from Sept. 8-11. With approximately 6,000 guests expected to come to the city, Calgary looks forward to showing everyone why it’s the ultimate host city.

Calgary Wins Bid to Host Special Olympics Canada Winter Games 2024

Calgary Wins Bid to Host Special Olympics Canada Winter Games 2024

Special Olympics Canada is pleased to announce Calgary, Alberta as the host of its next Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in 2024.

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Calgary to host the 2022 Canadian Country Music Awards and Country Music Week 2022

Calgary will show off its vibrant energy and western hospitality during the 2022 CCMA Awards and Country Music Week 2022, injecting an estimated $12 million into Calgary’s economy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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

66 percent of industry already temporarily laid off.