BMO Centre Expansion

Expanding into a global conference and trade show arena.

Calgary Stampede’s BMO Centre has been Calgary’s premier venue for consumer and trade shows, special events, meetings and conferences since its opening in 1982. In spring 2019, the newest phase of growth and modernization for the facility began. 

Valued at $500 million, BMO Centre’s newest expansion will increase its total floor space to nearly one million square feet, more than doubling its rentable space. The expansion project is supported through equal contributions from the Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and City of Calgary. When the expansion is complete (in 2024), BMO Centre will be the second-largest meeting facility in Canada (after the Toronto Convention Centre) and will give Calgary top-tier destination status in the competitive international meetings and conventions market.

The Bigger Picture

BMO Centre is at the heart of downtown Calgary’s new Culture and Entertainment District.

The Project Team

A best-in-class team assembled to bring the Calgary Stampede’s vision to life. 

BMO Expansion Project Timeline

Following years of planning, the $500M expansion is underway and will be completed in June 2024. 

Design Approach

Creating a world-class convention facility that will enhance the entire guest experience in and around Stampede Park.