Doors Open 2016

The Cause

The Doors Open YYC (DO YYC) Weekend will unlock the city of Calgary on Saturday and Sunday September 24-25, 2016 for a celebration of heritage, architecture, infrastructure and design. For two fun and unusual days, thousands of Calgarians and visitors alike will be able to access a variety of interesting places that are normally closed to the public. At no charge, they will enjoy tours, talks, programs and family activities at dozens of sites in all four quadrants of the city. Last year over 40 sites participated.

From LRT maintenance facilities to businesses that build stage sets or make fashion, from hard hat tours of sustainable construction projects to peeks inside historic landmarks... DO YYC gives rare access to places, both iconic and little known, that make Calgary special. With no charge, and a variety of interesting sites, it is a low-cost, high-value family-friendly activity.

Who Will it Benefit?

Approximately 14,000 people attend DOYYC each year. Most participants are between the ages of 35 to 60 and we are pleased that our event continues to be one that many families enjoy together. Since venues are located throughout the city, people from all Calgary communities are able to visit at least one site and use DOYYC as an opportunity to explore other parts of the city. Over fifty volunteers, including the Board of Directors, make sure Doors Open runs smoothly each year.