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City of Calgary Archives exhibits

The City of Calgary Archives regularly prepares exhibits for enjoyment and education. The exhibits explore various activities and themes related to Calgary. Full exhibits are displayed in the Municipal Building’s atrium. A digital representation of both current and past exhibits are available below.


Clean and Cool Running Water

When Calgary became a Town in 1884, river water was used for washing. if you didn’t have a well, fresh drinking water could be delivered to your door for a whopping 25 cents a barrel! Discover how The City became involved in the provision of a safe water supply to its residents. Now clean and cool running water is found with the simple turn of a tap.​

Remembering 16 Days of Glory Days

​A photographic gallery of the XV Olympic Winter Games held in Calgary in 1988.