Visit Calgary, Our Doors are Open!
Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Tourism Calgary and the citizens of Calgary invite you to join us in Calgary, Alberta. Our doors are open, and we're ready to host the world. Click here to watch the Calgary, Our Doors are Open VIDEO.
Thursday June 20, 2013 saw flood waters overwhelm Calgary’s Bow and Elbow rivers and run unabated through neighbourhoods adjacent to the rivers including the downtown core and Stampede Park. Many tourism businesses (restaurants, hotels, attractions and events) were closed for various lengths of time with just a few continuing to recover from the flood’s devastating effects.
On July 4, just two weeks after the flood, The City of Calgary has lifted the state of emergency, the Calgary Stampede is welcoming droves of visitors and all but one of the city’s hotels are open as are the vast majority of Calgary’s attractions, restaurants and signature experiences. Travellers with questions may still access our Calgary Travel Updates and Flood Resources here.
A big thank you to first responders and emergency personnel as well as the dedicated workers and volunteers who have spent countless hours getting Calgary back up and running.