Calgary 2026 estimates the cost to host the Games will be $5.2 billion. The Games are expected to generate $2.2 billion, leaving $3 billion in support that would come from the three levels of government. This includes an estimated $49 million in costs resulting from an increased use of provincial services.
In a letter to Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and federal Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan, Finance Minister Joe Ceci outlined details of the province’s pledge to provide $700 million in support to host the 2026 Games.
The Government of Alberta’s support is contingent on Calgarians voting in favour of hosting the Olympics. Calgarians vote in a plebiscite on November 13. Advance voting is November 6 and 7.
If the bid moves forward, Alberta has committed up to $700 million to host the Games. Conditions of this financial support include increased transparency and majority support from Calgarians in the plebiscite.
The province is providing details of its commitment and conditions a minimum of 30 days ahead of the City of Calgary’s plebiscite on hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games to ensure Calgarians have the information they need to make a fully informed decision. — Read more here.