Big City Energy in Downtown Calgary

A Sponsored Article from Meetings + Conventions Calgary


This Western Canadian hub has everything your attendees need within its compact and incredibly walkable city center.

You can tell a lot about a city just by looking at its downtown. Home to not one, but two world-class convention centers—the popular Calgary TELUS Convention Centre as well as the BMO Centre at Stampede Park, which has just been approved for a $500 million expansion that will double its size to almost one million square feet—downtown Calgary is buzzing with life.

Boasting plenty of restaurants, bars, hotels, theatres and shops within a four-block radius, your attendees can easily move from the exhibit hall to lunch with colleagues and back for a keynote address without ever having to worry about transportation. Calgary’s Plus 15 system connects 100 downtown buildings in a network of climate-controlled pedestrian bridges set 15-feet above street level, making it easy to get around even in the heart of winter. During summer months, the outdoor pathways that wind through Prince’s Island Park and alongside the Bow River are perfect for a quick jog, bike ride or stroll before or after the day’s events.

In addition to being easy to get around, downtown Calgary is also really easy to get to. Your attendees can book one of the 1,800 non-stop flights that arrive at Calgary International Airport each week, land and grab their bags, exit the terminal and be at their downtown hotel in just about 20 minutes. And with 333 days of sunshine each year, you can almost guarantee that the weather will be beautiful when they arrive.

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