The BMO Centre lies in the heart of the city’s emerging Culture + Entertainment District, and at the centre of the Calgary Stampede. For decades, it has brought guests together for consumer and trade shows, special events, meetings, and conventions.

The BMO Centre promises to make those gatherings even greater.

25 minutes

From Calgary's International Airport


to Calgary's Downtown Core

500,000+ SQ. FT

Of rentable space once the expansion is complete

350,000 sq. ft

Contiguous exhibit space, more than double the current rentable area

A Greater Way to Gather

At over one million square feet, the new BMO Centre is the newest, largest, and most modern convention centre in Western Canada. This architecturally inspired building accommodates and elevates major, year-round events and creates memorable guest experiences.

Venue Features

  • Ample, adaptable interior spaces

  • Meeting rooms wired for instant connectivity

  • Flexible breakout areas

  • Inviting outdoor spaces

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Convention Centre Hotel

Along with our development partners at Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC), a joint partnership for the development of a new convention centre hotel will complement the dramatic expansion of the BMO Centre.

The partnership, with full service private real estate development company Matthews Southwest Hospitality (MSWH), will create the first hotel at Stampede Park and will connect an expected 220+ rooms directly to Western Canada’s largest convention venue. It also marks the first major private investment in Calgary’s Culture + Entertainment District since the master plan was completed in 2018.

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Our Etiquette Program

At the Calgary Stampede, we know that true Western Hospitality is in the details, delivered with service from the heart. In partnership with Charles McPherson, we created a unique etiquette program inspired by the finishing schools of some of the most notable hotels and venues in the world.

Investing in our team members through learning helps make the Calgary Stampede a world-class gathering place while providing exceptional experiences for our guests. From foundational etiquette to specialized Food & Beverage training, the program is truly one-of-a-kind with quality standards that ensure consistency and the highest level of personalized service.

Making Your Experience Seamless

A great experience starts with great people. At the BMO Centre, our team is committed to providing world-class service at every step.

Client Concierge Manager

Our Client Concierge Managers are the first point of contact once an event is onsite. Critical to the successful delivery of event operations, they provide service excellence with superior professionalism. Along with their skilled Client Concierge team, they ensure every event is executed as planned and exceeds expectations. 

Guest Ambassador Supervisor

The Guest Ambassador Supervisor and their team are focused on delivering an exceptional event experience to everyone. While proactively engaging with guests, resolving guest concerns and sourcing important event information, they keep service excellence top of mind.

Sales - National & International

Our Sales Managers are experts at pairing our clients with the perfect venue at Stampede Park. From being on the pulse of event trends and best business practices to managing close relationships with industry organizations, they are the perfect first step in your event planning experience.

Guest Experience Supervisor

Our Guest Experience Team prioritizes exceptional experience when applying their event knowledge to plan and coordinate event logistics. Putting the needs of the guest first and identifying opportunities for continual improvement through guest interaction is their main goal, while ensuring service excellence remains top of mind in the execution of all event requirements.

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