Who We Are

The Calgary Sport Tourism Authority is a dedicated group of community and business leaders passionate about bringing world-class events to Calgary. We attract major sport and cultural events to the city and are committed to your success.

Chaired by Douglas Mitchell (Order of Canada; Queens Counsel), board representation of the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority includes The City of Calgary, Tourism Calgary, Calgary Economic Development, Calgary Hotel Association, Calgary Sport and Entertainment Corporation, Canadian Sport Institute Calgary, and the private business sector.


The Calgary Sport Tourism Authority is operated by Tourism Calgary and funded by The City of Calgary and the Calgary Hotel Association (CHA).


Our Goal

To promote and position Calgary as the premier host of events in Canada. Our goal is to build a balanced, sustainable and dynamic portfolio of events that produces a broad range of economic and tourism benefits, branding and promotional opportunities, as well as volunteer opportunities and meaningful community legacies. 

Our Difference

Calgary is an Ultimate Host City and has a proven track record of providing event owners with a coordinated commitment from event stakeholders to ensure each event is an outstanding success.

Since the inception of the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority in 2005, we’ve helped over 400 event owners and planners navigate every aspect of event hosting. From permits to pageantry, we’ll guide you through it all.