News and Events
Positive summer tourism numbers affirm value of Calgary's tourism industry
Influx of summer visitors to Calgary helped tourism industry achieve four consecutive months of record-high hotel room demand.
Register to attend SHiFT from March 9 - 12, 2020
Tourism Calgary is working alongside Travel Alberta to host the SHiFT experiential travel training program from March 9 - 12, 2020. Register today for the opportunity to be coached by a team of industry professionals on how to transform your tourism product into a unique, shareable experience that meets the needs of today's travellers.
#LOVEYYC RETURNS TO PROMOTE CIVIC PRIDE AND CALGARY'S UNIQUE, SHAREABLE EXPERIENCES
Tourism Calgary's fourth annual #LoveYYC Day returns on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 to encourage Calgarians to explore their city and to share stories about the people, places and experiences that make Calgary so unique.
Calgary welcomes the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition to Canada for the first time
Over 5,000 oil and gas professionals set to attend and inject an estimated $5 million into Calgary’s economy
FREE SEMINARS FOR NEW TOURISM ENTREPRENEURS
The Tourism Entrepreneurship Startup Seminar is a free workshop for entrepreneurs who want to build a tourism business or who are new to the industry and want to strengthen their skills. Seminars topics include: seasonal demand, financing and marketing.
NEW EVENT CENTRE WILL BE A CORNERSTONE IN CALGARY'S CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT
A new event centre in the Rivers District, along with the expansion of the BMO Centre and subsequent investment and development of the area, is critical for the revitalization of Calgary's Culture and Entertainment District.
CANADA'S FIRST-EVER CITY CENTRE MOTORSPORTS COMPETITION LANDS IN CALGARY
Hosted in partnership between Tourism Calgary and Calgary Downtown Association, Red Bull Outliers - a new head-to-head Enduro competition for professional and amateur motocross athletes - took place at Calgary's Eau Claire Market on Sept. 28, 2019.
Sport and cultural events stimulate the economy and build Calgary’s shareable experiences
Calgary set to host the PGA TOUR Champions Shaw Charity Classic, 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards and Country Music Week.
Calgary SHiFTs into gear to develop new tourism experiences
Tourism Calgary and Travel Alberta bring tourism experience development and training program to Calgary. SHiFT, Travel Alberta’s sought after experiential travel training program, is coming to Calgary March 9-12, 2020.
Calgary’s tourism industry achieves impressive 2018 results
In 2018, Calgary welcomed over 7.7 million visitors who injected an estimated $2 billion in visitor spending to Calgary’s economy.
Canada’s largest badminton event returns to Calgary
This year, the Badminton World Federation Super 100 event returns to Calgary at WinSport’s Markin Macphail Centre from July 2-7, 2019 with competitors from 34 nations.
Calgary secures exclusive Canadian rights to host X Games.
Government of Alberta and Tourism Calgary actively commit support for Calgary to pursue hosting X Games.
Calgary White Hat Awards celebrate tourism industry excellence
23 ultimate hosts recognized for customer service excellence, leadership and performance.
57th annual Calgary White Hat Awards celebrate our city’s ultimate hosts.
Individuals and organizations in Calgary’s tourism industry receive recognition for their service excellence.
The New York Times and KAYAK recognize Calgary as a top travel destination for 2019.
Calgary ranks among Top 52 Places to Go and Top 10 Most Popular Destinations among Canadian Travellers for 2019.
Tourism Calgary’s new integrated learning program mobilizes the city’s ultimate hosts.
White Hat Academy instills confidence in Calgary’s tourism industry – creating better ambassadors and storytellers for the city.
Tourism Calgary kicks off the second year of its three-year strategic plan.
Building on the foundation established in 2018, Tourism Calgary forges ahead with its three-year strategy.