Your ‘Yes’ vote is our brighter future. 

The 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games:

This is a great deal for Calgary.

The Games will shine a global spotlight on the city, kick starting a new attitude, a new vision – future growth, jobs and a diversified economy. 

This is responsible.

The City of Calgary manages projects on time and on budget and Games in Canada are organized responsibly; the 2026 Games will follow this model.

We’ve done this before and can do it again, even better.  

It’s time to dream, build toward 2026 and beyond – and create a 70-year Olympic legacy that’s never been done before. We can and will do this again, even better. 

This is a chance to be our very best.

a chance to further extend a legacy that will benefit our kids and their children for decades to come; a chance to lift our spirit through investing in our community; a chance to be city builders and, as a result, nation builders too!

Your ‘Yes’ vote is our brighter future. 

If you believe in a brighter future made possible through the promise and vision of the Games, please vote ‘Yes’.

 

More than sport

 

 

 

Beyond the ice, out of sight of any podium, hosting the Games offers the opportunity to build stronger and healthier communities that are connected to each other through creativity and the exchange of culture

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Our Proposed Games Plan

Let’s be clear: the buck stops here. The bottom line is what matters most when evaluating the potential of any opportunity, but with responsible planning and stewardship, the Games can be a catalyst for building something that lasts.

View Our Plan

 

The Draft Hosting Plan Concept provides you with the most current information. Like any good plan, it will evolve through further negotiation with our partners and our dedication to community engagement with Calgarians. Along the way, we’re committed to keeping you informed. Sign up.

A renewed & responsible way to host the Games

This is not a nostalgia exercise. We believe that it’s a fundamental privilege to ask big questions about the future of our city. To imagine what’s possible and to consider how, by hosting the 2026 Games, we can work together to realize many of our current community needs and priorities.

What’s needed is you! Our team is working tirelessly to listen, explore and engage with Calgarians about the vision for the 2026 Games so it can be an unparalleled community-building opportunity. We know that this is a city of thinkers and dreamers, volunteers and doers, entrepreneurs and creators, and we’re looking forward to finding the answers with you.

Our promise to you is simple: We will represent the diverse voices of Calgary in a responsible bid that reflects our values and builds our future together.

What to expect

We’ve built a Draft Hosting Plan Concept that begins to describe how the 2026 Games can make sense for Calgary and Canmore, including the renewal of existing facilities and delivery of new community facilities, and a legacy program for future generations. It’s all happening fast, so here are some key dates you should know:

Sept. 11 Overview of the Draft Hosting Plan Concept is shared publicly. With guidance from our partners, including Calgary City Council, we are deciding that it is prudent to move forward with the plebiscite (public vote) on November 13.

Oct. 9 The International Olympic Committee announced the official Candidate cities vying for the opportunity to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. If designated, Calgary will officially enter the race to host the Games.

Nov. 6 The Town of Canmore will decide on their participation within the formal bid.

Nov. 6 & 7 Advance Voting is open! Be the first cast a vote and have your say on whether or not your city bids.

Nov. 13 Voting Day! It’s your chance to say whether you support or don’t support a Calgary bid to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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