2026 Bid; Masterplan and Venues Calgary (October 2018)

Calgary and Saddledome. Alberta.


Calgary is one of the three candidate cities for the XXV Olympic Winter Games. You can read more about the 2026 bidding process here.


Summary venue master plan

  • 10 Competition venues
    • 4 Existing
    • 4 Existing – Permanent works required
    • 2 New
  • 80% of venues are extisting or temporary
  • Many venues from the 1988 Olympic Winter Games
  • 4-5 Olympic Villages
  • 20% of beds in existing facilities
  • 6-7 Clusters (2 in Calgary)
  • Distances between Calgary and other clusters:
    • Nakiska – 100km – 1h
    • Canmore – 105km – 1h10
    • Whistler – 900km – 85m flight + 2h drive
  • The venue for Curling is still to be confirmed



Master plan in Google Maps


Proposed venues

ClusterVenueSportEventsStatusCapacityParalympic Games
Nakiska ClusterNakiska Ski AreaAlpine SkiingDownhill, Super G, Super Combined, Slalom, Giant Slalom and Team EventExisting (permanent works)2500 / 3750Para Alpine Skiing and Medal Plaza
Nakiska Ski AreaSnowboard (SB) and Freestyle (FS)Cross (FS+SB) and Parallel Giant Slalom (SB)Existing (permanent works)2500Para Snowboard
Olympic Village 3--700 Beds in existing facilities1000 BedsParalympic Village 3
CanmoreCanmore Nordic CentreBiathlon and Cross CountryBiathlon and Cross CountryExisting2x 5000Para Biathlon and Para Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Village 2--Proposed1050 BedsParalympic Village 2
Winsport ClusterWinsportSnowboard (SB) and Freestyle (FS)Aerials (FS), Moguls (FS), Big Air (SB), Half Pipe (FS+SB) and Slopestyle (FS+SB)Existing (permanent works)2x 6000-
Winsport Sliding TrackBobsleigh, Skeleton and LugeBobsleigh, Skeleton and LugeExisting (permanent works)4500-
Stampede Park ClusterSaddledomeIce Hockey IIce HockeyExisting19000-
BMO CentreIBC-Existing27000 m2IBC
Big Four Conference CentreMPC-Existing13000 m2MPC
GrandstandMedal plaza and Live site----
Olympic Village 1--New2900 BedsParalympic Village 1
Foothills ClusterOlympic Oval (University of Calgary)SkatingSpeed SkatingExisting (permanent works)3400-3700-
Calgary Multi-Sport ComplexSkatingShort Track and Figure SkatingNew10000 (temporary seating)Wheelchair Curling
Mid-sized ArenaIce Hockey IIIce HockeyNew5000Para Ice Hockey
McMahon StadiumCeremoniesOpening and Closing CeremonyExisting29,000 permanent / 11,000 temporaryCeremonies
Whistler Olympic ParkWhistler Nordic CentreSki Jumping and Nordic CombinedSki Jumping (normal hill and large hill) and Nordic CombinedExisting3500 (seating) + 4000 (standing)-
Olympic Village 4--350 Beds in existing facilities350 Beds-
TBCCurling venue TBCCurlingCurlingExistingTBC-
Olympic Village 5 (for Curling)--TBCTBC-


Why Calgary? According to the report of the IOC Working Group:

Calgary has all the ingredients for a robust candidature. The city breathes the legacy of the 1988 Games and can make optimal use of existing venues for 2026. Calgary boasts valuable experience and expertise in hosting winter sports competitions and other major events, such as the Calgary Stampede. The city, the province and its people have a deep love and affinity for winter sports. In dialogue and partnership with the IOC, Calgary has developed a Games concept and vision that fit the new era of Olympic Agenda 2020 / the New Norm and meet the city’s long-term goals.

Source: Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026 – IOC Working Group Report
Link: Download PDF here