Main Menu
Two children sit looking at the Calgary skyline.

As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation this year, take a look at these photos of Calgary over the decades. From changing landmarks to the evolving skyline, the city has grown beyond recognition since Alberta joined Confederation in 1905. 

Try not to be blown away by what our city once looked like – and what it will look like years from now as we re-imagine the city’s future.

View of Calgary from North Hill showing area around City Hall

Calgary, c. 1910

Photo: Calgary Public Library


 p280501coll15 2151 medium

1st St. West, c. 1920

Photo: Calgary Public Library


p280501coll15 2411 medium

Calgary City Hall, c. 1930

Photo: Calgary Public Library

 centre street bridge 1943

Centre Street Bridge,1943

Photo: Kingsdude/Dave/Flickr


downtown calgary 1949

Downtown Calgary,1949

Photo: Calgary Heritage Initiative Society



Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) at The Calgary Stampede,1951.

Photo: The Calgary Herald


 calgary historic photo 1960

Downtown Calgary, 1960

Photo: SportSuburban/Flickr


 Calgary tower1 1024x656

Calgary Tower,1969

Photo: Calgary Tower


Calgary 1973 history 1024x690 

Calgary, 1973

Photo: zemistor/Flickr


 1988 calgary opening ceremonies16

Olympic Opening Ceremonies, 1988

Photo: Olympic Committee


 1297563815565 ORIGINAL 1

Fans celebrate the Calgary Flames winning the Stanley Cup, 1989

Photo: Calgary Sun


 Calgary skyline historic 1990 1024x664

Calgary, 1990

Photo: Calgary Public Library


cal062113 gya 24 274170951

Calgary floods, 2013



 Credit Calgary Herald

Bird's eye view of Calgary,  2017

Photo: Calgary Herald

Stay in the know…
on the latest economic news, industry trends and research.
mail envelop iconSubscribe