Since 2015 the Yonex Canada Open has taken place in Calgary, bringing with it some of the top badminton players in the world. The 2019 event saw 260 competitors from 34 nations, including 5 former world #1 players. With a USD $75,000 prize purse it is the top badminton event in Canada and has found a home at the Markin Macphail Centre at Canada Olympic Park. The competition would not be possible without the people at Badminton Alberta who have made the event into what it is.
Tourism Calgary has supported Badminton Alberta throughout the five years that the event has taken place in Calgary and is excited to continue to see the event grow. Badminton is one of the highest participation sports in the world and has a very passionate fan base which provides a great opportunity for Calgary to reach key Asian and European markets.