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But first, a plan


For Calgary 2026 to be successful, we must treat the Games as a catalyst for projects and programs that will truly strengthen our community. Here’s how we are planning to make that happen.

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Let’s use what we’ve got…

Images of costly, abandoned venues have haunted  Games in the past, but our plan reuses eight existing local venues, as well as Whistler Olympic Park, for maximum sustainability. The only new facilities — a multi-sport fieldhouse and community arena — are addressing community needs that were identified years ago as priorities for our city.


Proposed venues

Olympics - City & Mountains

 Proposed Venus - Olympics - City & Mountains

Paralympics - City & Mountains

 Proposed Venus - Olympics - City & Mountains

Building on ‘88

By 2026, the legacy facilities of Calgary 1988 — including Canada Olympic Park, the Olympic Oval, Nakiska  Canmore Nordic Centre and more — will be nearly 40 years old and in need of renewal. Our Draft Hosting Plan Concept describes how we’ll revitalize these and other well-used community facilities so they can continue to contribute to Calgary’s quality of life long after the Games are over.



Delivering affordable housing


Calgary and Canmore are both in need of affordable housing stock. While both municipalities have plans to address the issue, the Games can provide an accelerated solution. The short-term accommodations created for the Games will yield lasting legacies in both communities by adding new affordable housing units. At least 2000 affordable, accessible, seniors, Indigenous and student housing units will be created in Calgary alone.



Funding the future

In 1988, planners had the foresight to establish a legacy fund that still contributes to facility operations today.  We’re also committed to creating a legacy endowment for Calgary 2026 that will fund programs for youth and Indigenous peoples.


What Calgary gains



Renewed venues


New venues


New housing units in total
(less than 20% are market units)


Years of legacy funding ($180M)


What is the total public investment?

$3.0 billion (2018$)

 Total Public Investment

Take a deeper dive

Learn more about our draft concept, see the budget breakdowns and get details on how the Games could impact our city.

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Come chat with us

We’ll walk you through the Draft Hosting Plan Concept and answer your questions. Our community engagement events are free and open to anyone.


Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby in Arts Commons - 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K9

Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM MT RSVP to let us know how many people we should expect at this session.

OR Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM MT RSVP to let us know how many people we should expect at this session.