Why is Calgary so Great?

You may know Calgary as a western city with rural roots and a jumping off point for mountain adventure, but there’s a lot more to be discovered. From the bustling downtown to the character-filled neighbourhoods along the winding rivers and inside every welcoming venue, Calgary is full of secrets, surprises and stories.

THE HEART OF
CANADA’S ENERGY REGION

Calgary is Canada’s energy centre, the globally recognized home of Canada’s oil and gas industry. Home to the headquarters of every major company in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. And that energy goes beyond our natural resources. Calgary is charged with the entrepreneurial spirit where opportunities are endless. Leading the way is our city’s most valuable resource, its people – young, diverse, educated, affluent and innovative.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Calgary is home to world-class accommodations and over 14,000 guest rooms, with options for every preference.

SPECTACULAR BY NATURE

Home to spectacular mountain parks, charming villages and resorts, the Canadian Rocky Mountains are a sight worth seeing – and less than an hour away from the city. Calgary is also in close proximity to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Banff and Jasper National Parks, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Dinosaur Provincial Park and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.

ATTRACTIONS

Calgary boasts over 18 tourist attractions, such as the Calgary Zoo, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Studio Bell (home of the National Music Centre), Central Library, Olympic WinSport facility and the Calgary Tower.

SAFETY

Calgary is a safe, clean and healthy city, named one of the cleanest cities in the world by Citi IO. In a Mercer quality of living survey of North American cities, Calgary ranked in the top 20 for personal safety and security. The city has made, and continues to make, a significant investment in personnel, equipment and technology for Calgary’s security and protective services, including fire, police, emergency medical services and STARS Air Ambulance.

MEETING FACILITIES

Calgary features Stampede Park and the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) for the WPC Congress. Stampede Park is a winner for the 2018 Empire Awards – Venue of the Year and Consumer’s Choice Award for Business Excellence and the CTCC, a winner of the 17th Annual Star Awards for the Best Event Produced for a Corporation by an In-House Team or Planner. The city boasts over 1.3 million square feet of flexible meeting and convention space, Calgary can efficiently tailor WPC 2023 to meet your requirements.