Your attendees will enjoy everything they’d expect from Canada’s third biggest city — a vast array of fine dining, incredible theatre, world-class attractions and great shopping. They’ll also enjoy a few things they might not expect — more days of sunshine than any other Canadian city, 8,000 hectares of parkland within the city, and only an hour’s drive to the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Calgary is full of things to see, do, enjoy, savour and appreciate. In the downtown alone, you can discover over 1,000 shops, 200 restaurants and eateries, and 50 nightclubs and pubs. There are also 18 major tourist attractions, several parks and pathways and 23 major annual festivals under the gleaming office towers.
Calgary’s wide-open blue skies, sunshine and moderate climate beckons outdoor enthusiasts with four seasons of adventure.
In the warmer months, attendees can enjoy Calgary’s network of walking and cycling paths, or discover nearby hiking trails, fly fishing, horseback riding, canoeing and numerous incredible golf courses. Of course, there’s a lot to do as a spectator too! The Calgary Stampede boasts some of the best rodeo action in the world, while the internationally recognized Spruce Meadows showcases equestrian prowess. There might also be a chance to watch the CFL Calgary Stampeders rush into the end zone or see the Calgary Vipers hit a home run.
Calgary is a well-known winter adventure destination. Host of the 1988 Winter Olympics, Calgary prides itself on its many winter activities, which include cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding and bobsleigh at Canada Olympic Park, and skating at the Olympic Oval. And, of course, we’re only an hour away from the winter-sport playground of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Attendees who are more interested in watching the action can take in an NHL Calgary Flames game.