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The Core District

Get centered in the heart of Calgary’s vibrant downtown.

Plan your event in The Core

Modern, energetic, hip, convenient and connected: that’s the vibe of Calgary’s Core district, and one that will infuse any meeting or event held here. With nightlife, arts and culture, prime shopping, live music, and an extensive network of paths and trails all accessible on-foot, you and your guests will quickly see why we call it the heart of Calgary.

Facilities and Amenities
Facilities and Amenities
Is there anything you can’t find in Calgary’s Core? Cutting-edge galleries, revitalized historic theatres, and bustling outdoor plazas are just a few of the non-traditional facilities that could host or add to the magic of your event.
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After the Meeting
After the Meeting
Boredom? The Core’s never heard of it. From the year-round shopping, dining and gallery hopping you can do on charming Stephen Avenue, to the array of festivals, events and performing arts you’ll find at local cultural hubs, The Core will keep you on your toes.
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Planning and Accommodations
Planning and Accommodations
Add a little luxury to your event with a hotel in The Core. The district has new and established hotels that are sure to impress – both with their high-end rooms and facilities as well as their proximity to the city’s business centers and hot spots.
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Why The Core?

Calgary’s inner city is as renowned for its buttoned-up-roll-up-your-sleeves corporate offices as it is its buttoned-down, eclectic cultural scene. Events held here offer the best of both worlds.

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Facilities and Amenities

Dance the night away in a bar so famously rowdy it’s been frequented by royalty, or get away from it all with a serene walk through a river island oasis. It’s all here, in The Core.

After the Meeting

Nightlife
Nightlife
Catch a live band at any of the city’s stellar music venues; be dazzled by the Alberta Ballet; or do some dancing of your own – perhaps of the two-stepping variety. The end of the meeting is only the beginning of the good times.
Shopping & Fashion
Shopping & Fashion
There is certainly no shortage of shopping opportunities in Calgary. From big brand names and outlet malls, to eclectic boutiques and emerging designers and artisans, you’ll find it here. And yes, if you need cowboy boots, you’re in the right place.
Attractions
Attractions
Ride a steam train, see gorillas, and catch some of the world’s finest human and equine athletes – all in the same day. And while you’re at it, keep your eyes peeled for public art and architectural gems.
Dining
Dining
Calgary’s burgeoning dining scene serves up a lot more than the Alberta beef that put it on the map. Innovative chefs and restaurateurs are found in every district, and event attendees will find no shortage of delicious dining options.
Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture
Galleries, theatres, a seemingly endless array of cultural festivals – Calgary’s low-key but thriving arts scene is at your event attendees’ fingertips. In addition, many of Calgary’s established neighbourhoods have excellent summer street festivals.
Day Trips
Day Trips
Just beyond Calgary’s city limits are some of the most spectacular landscapes the province has to offer. Whether event attendees want a day jam-packed with adventure or prefer a slower pace, the mountains, prairies or badlands are a great add-on to any trip.

Planning and Accommodations

You can’t get any closer to the action than a hotel in the Core. Your partners in events, the hotels here are sophisticated, comfortable, and close to everything you need – whether that’s dinner at one of the city’s top eateries, proximity to a corporate office, or a quick stroll to shopping and vibrant nightlife.

Planning for larger events

Planning a meeting or event for over 400 people?

Meetings & Conventions Calgary are here to help.

MeetingsCalgary.com

Planning a major sporting or entertainment event?

Calgary Sports Tourism Authority has got your back.

CalgarySportEvents.com

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