It’s Show Time

Mar 01, 2018
The Calgary Home + Garden Show starts today, and that means it’s time to start mapping a route through the show’s 650+ local vendors, features and home, horticulture and landscaping experts. Back at the BMO Centre & Corral from March 1 - 4, 2018, this year’s show is offering a fresh array of must-see features, including the Tiny Home Village, offering an inside look at the tiny home trend, and Sanctuary in the City, an urban garden retreat designed by Wicket Blue Interiors. Along with more than 650 home and garden exhibitors, and a stellar line-up of HGTV Canada’s talent hitting the Urban Barn Home + Garden Stage, the Calgary Home + Garden show is the most trusted resource for every home improvement project, inside and out.

Todd Talbot

With so much to see and do, make sure you have a game plan before you hit the BMO Centre. To help, we’ve created a must-see and do checklist of insider tips to help you make the most of your visit to the 37th annual Calgary Home + Garden Show. Read on!

Stop
Before you head down to the BMO Centre & Corral to begin digging into the details of your Spring projects, be sure you have your Calgary Home + Garden Show tickets in hand. Save yourself $3 (and some time!) by buying your tickets online.

Now that you’ve got your ticketst, find your way to the BMO Centre & Corral at Stampede Park (20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB). If you’re bringing your car and planning to do some shopping, parking at Stampede Park is $15.00 per car, or you can park at any auxiliary lots surrounding Stampede Park. Check out the Calgary Stampede Visitor Parking Map for more details. If you need more info on directions and the best spots to park, check out our Information Page.

See
Woo hoo! You’re here! Now that you’ve arrived, it’s time to take in all that #CHGS18 has to offer. Don’t miss Canada’s most popular designers, gardeners and home improvement specialists on the Urban Barn Home + Garden Stage presented by Calgary Herald and Golden Acre Home + Garden, located in the Archie Boyce Theatre. Celebrity presenters include HGTV Canada's Love It or List It Vancouver star Todd Talbot, Home to Win stars Tiffany Pratt, and Carson Arthur, presented by Lee Valley Tools, and DIY and lifestyle expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault who will be joined by a line-up of local favourites to deliver insight to up your home and garden game. Don’t miss appearances by Aberta-based home and garden experts Janet Melrose, ‘Calgary’s Cottage Gardener’, Donna Balzer, author of No Guff Vegetable Gardening, gardening expert Chelsie Anderson and designer Rosalyn Lazaruk of Wicket Blue Interiors.

And PSST! Get a chance to meet Todd, Tiffany and Carson after their presentations during their selfie sessions immediately following their presentations.

Where: The Urban Barn Home + Garden Stage presented by the Calgary Herald and Golden Acre Home + Garden, located in the Archie Boyce Theatre.  
When: March 1 - 4, check out the full Main Stage Schedule.

- Todd Talbot Friday, March 2 at 7PM and Saturday, March 3 at 1PM.
- Tiffany Pratt Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at 4PM, and again Sunday, March 4 at 1PM.
- Carson Arthur Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at 5PM, and again Sunday, March 4 at 11AM.
- Leigh Ann Allaire Perrault Friday, March 2 at 6PM and Saturday, March 3 at Noon and 6PM.

Tiffany Pratt

Save

The Tiny Home trend has arrived in Calgary! Learn all about saving space and saving money, when you step into the Tiny Home Village and explore four incredible small (but mighty!) mobile homes designed and outfitted by industry-leading Calgary-based builders Blackbird Tiny Homes, Teacup Tiny Homes, ZeroSquared and Big Hearts Tiny Homes. You'll have the chance to marvel at each Tiny Home's unique design features, inventive use of space and upscale finishes. Who knows, you may just start dreaming of downsizing.

Where: Booth 2237.

Tiny Home

Spark
Spark an idea and get inspired by Retro Renewal by Wicket Blue Interiors! What's old is new - and trendy - again! Whether you're a sixties flower child at heart or still rocking an 80’s perm, Rosalyn Lazaruk of Wicket Blue Interiors can show you how to update your space with retro vibes, all while maintaining a modern feel. Learn how to combine retro graphic patterns, colours, textures and decor in a fresh way. Gain inspiration, tips and tricks of how to renew a space, all while incorporating pieces from the past.

Where
: Booth 1433.

Create your very own urban garden retreat, no matter your design personality. Wicket Blue’s Sanctuary in the City feature will have you gathering inspiration for a serene outdoor escape and learning how to make the most of your balcony space using plants, furniture, lighting and décor.

Where: Booth 779.

Hanging Plants

Sip
Take a break from walking the show floor and experience the wonder of the Canadiana Wine Lounge and Backyard Party! Cozy up, chow down and cheers at the Canadiana Wine Lounge. Stocked with all-Canadian wines, cheeses and bites and adorned with true north-inspired style by WW Design Studio. Sit back with drink in hand, browse the newest issue of Western Living and relax — you may even be inspired to stay for another round or two!

Looking for an ice cold beer instead? We're having a Backyard Party and you're invited. Crack open a cold one, grab a bite and get playful with giant Checkers, Snakes & Ladders and foam horseshoe in our inspired indoor beer garden and patio space. Kick back, check out the latest in landscaping and get inspired for your own outdoor festivities while you sip from a wide variety of local and international brews.

Where: Booth 1817.

Share

Now that you’ve had a chance to snap a selfie with Todd, Tiffany and Carson, listened to the expert advice from the speakers on the Urban Barn Home + Garden stage, gleaned inspiration from the Retro Renewal and Sanctuary in the City features, and sipped + snacked in the Canadiana Wine Lounge and Backyard Party, be sure to share it all on your social media! Follow along and share on Instagram and Twitter with @YYCHomeShows and #CHGS18!
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BMO CENTRE
MARCH 1-4 2018.