Opening in 2024, the expansion of the BMO Centre promises to make gatherings even greater. At over 1 million square feet, the BMO Centre will be the largest convention centre in Western Canada. An anchor to the new and vibrant Culture + Entertainment District, guests will be welcomed with our western hospitality and Stampede spirit, in one of the most energetic convention areas in North America.
- 9,000metric tonnes of steel
- 565,000sq. ft. of expansion
- $540million in economic benefit for Alberta
- $700million in economic benefit for Canada
Live Project Update
For over 100 years, the Calgary Stampede has welcomed millions of guests from around the world, extending our western hospitality during our world-renowned events. Since 1982, the BMO Centre at Stampede Park has been at the heart of many of those gatherings, bringing guests together for consumer and trade shows, special events, meetings and conventions.
The BMO Centre expansion will lend unstoppable momentum to the transformation now underway in Calgary’s Culture + Entertainment District. During construction and afterward, it will:
Support the creation of thousands of jobs
Catalyze private investment and new development
Boost the economies of the district, city, province and country
BMO CENTRE EXPANSION DESIGN FEATURES
Largest convention facility in Western Canada
Over one million total square feet
102,500 sq. ft. of new exhibit hall space
68,000 sq. ft. of new meeting room space
50,000 sq. ft. of new ballroom space
A new 118,500 sq. ft. back-of-house service area
Central Hub & Atrium
Outdoor Plaza & Pavilion
Public Art Sites
Motor Coach parking
Public Art Project
Spirit Of Water
We are thrilled with the addition of Spirit of Water on Stampede Park – a public artwork that will create a focal point for visitors in our community and from around the world to gather at the newly expanded BMO Centre when it opens in time for Stampede 2024.
This incredible work by renowned artist, Gerry Judah, will join our 14-piece outdoor public art collection and add to our storied history and celebration of community. Spirit of Water is set to be installed in front of the BMO Centre expansion in spring 2024.