Rivers District Master Plan

Advancing a bold vision for an urban culture & entertainment district

CMLC and Calgary Stampede are underway with the delivery of a 20-year master plan for The Culture + Entertainment District (The C+E).


Guiding east Victoria Park’s transformation into Calgary’s C+E

CMLC’s 20-year vision for east Victoria Park describes a mixed-use community that’s home to 8,000 additional residents and four million sq ft of new development. The Rivers District Master Plan was crafted to flexibly imagine and integrate modernized amenities like a new Event Centre, an expanded BMO Centre, the Stampede Trail retail corridor and other entertainment and cultural amenities.


Key Takeaways

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    20-year vision for a city-building transformation

    In 2018, CMLC and Calgary Stampede unveiled the Rivers District Master Plan—our roadmap for east Victoria Park’s transformation into The C+E.

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    Four million sq ft of mixed-use development

    Our vision for The C+E is already attracting private investment as developers recognize the neighbourhood’s growing momentum.

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    Kickstarted by major infrastructure investments

    The BMO Centre expansion, 17th Avenue extension and Stampede Trail are giving our master-plan vision a solid foundation.

Media & Recognition

Mayor’s Urban Design Award
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Urban Design Plans 2019, Honourable Mention Read More

Global News
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BMO Centre expansion project on schedule to open for 2024 Stampede Read More

CTV News

Stampede Trail phase one development begins Read More


Approved January 2018


  • Calgary Stampede
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Project Team2

  • Civitas Studio
    Civitas Studio
  • GGA Architecture
    GGA Architecture


  • Year in Review Collage

    A look back at 2023 as we ready ourselves for the year ahead

  • Culture + Entertainment District Access Update: August 2023

  • Full Steam Ahead 2020

  • Warehouse District revealed!

  • Momentum in the Culture + Entertainment District

  • Temporary Mural Installation Lands in East Victoria Park

  • A Bold Vision for Calgary's Cultural and Entertainment District

  • CMLC and Calgary Stampede create strategic alliance


  • 2024 Business Plan


  • Cover of the Rivers District Master Plan.

    Rivers District Master Plan


  • Cover of A bold new vision for Calgary's Culture and Entertainment District

    Rivers District Engagement Report