The Ultimate Calgary Renovation Show Checklist

Jan 12, 2017, 21:13 PM
The all-new Calgary Renovation Show is right around the corner, kicking off tomorrow, January 13 to Sunday, January 15 with real advice, fresh inspiration and trusted local experts at every turn at the BMO Centre. Don’t miss out on direct access to more than 200 of Calgary’s top home improvement, renovation and design experts of every kind, along with interactive workshops and free consultations with the pros. From contractors to designers to artisans, there’s something for every home project straight from Calgary’s own homegrown talent.

With so much to see and do, make sure you have a game plan before you hit the BMO Centre for the show. 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 Calgary Renovation Show. Read on!


Before you head down to the BMO Centre to realize your real life renovation dreams, be sure you have your Calgary Renovation Show tickets in hand. Save yourself $3 (and some time!) by buying your tickets online.

Now that you’re set, find your way to the BMO Centre 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 Info Page.


You made it! Now that you’ve arrived, it’s time to take in all that the all-new #CRS17 has to offer. Don’t miss the talent and expert advice on The Main Stage, presented by Postmedia and furnished by IKEA. Get expert advice straight from the industry’s top home improvement experts, including Love it or List it Vancouver’s Jillian Harris and partner Justin Pasutto, HGTV Canada’s Mike Holmes Jr. and Danielle Bryk who will share their insight on everything from surviving a renovation as a couple to how to get the best value for your projects.

Harris Family

And PSST! Get a chance to meet Jillian & Justin and Mike Holmes Jr. after their presentations during their selfie sessions immediately following their presentations.

When: January 13-15, check out the full Main Stage Schedule
Where: The Main Stage presented by Postmedia and furnished by IKEA in Hall E

Mike Holmes Jr.


Put a personal touch on your home and learn cool new DIY techniques from the pros at Interiors to Inspire. From Cabinet Rehab to shiplap walls to upcycling furniture, it’s safe to say your Pinterest board is about to come to life! Learn from the pros in a hands-on workshop series curated by Calgary's favourite custom decorative painting artists. Sign up online to secure your spot and come dressed to paint!


Not in the mood to get your hands dirty at the show? That’s ok! Get inspired to create at your own speed with a stop at the Great Crate Challenge! Trust us, you’ve never seen a simple wooden crate look so great. Check out the creations of five of Calgary’s most design-savvy artisans and makers who were tasked with reimagining two humble wooden crates into a beautifully versatile piece of storage or home decor. Don’t miss out as Feathering My Nest’s Lacey Haskell, Lace Brick Design’s Jackie Lisa and Milk and Honey YYC’s Kenzie Conrad prove that the crate’s possibilities are endless, from shelving to stash books, to a rustic spot for cozy blankets, or even flipped over to become a quaint perch.


Wish you could talk through your ideas with an expert? Sometimes a little direction is all you need to tackle that daunting home project. Whether you’re a renovation rookie or a pro with the hammer, bring your DIY dilemmas straight to Ask A Renovator for a free, 10 minute one-on-one consultation with local renovation experts and contractors of all kinds. No appointment needed! In just 10 minutes, their expert advice will have you well on your way to creating your dream home. 


Now that you’ve had a chance to snap a selfie with Jillian Harris & Mike Holmes Jr., learnt how to create your own shiplap wall, and scoped out all the latest in dreamy kitchen and bathroom finishes, be sure to share it all on your social media! Follow along and share on Instagram and Twitter with @HomeShowsAB and #CRS17.

Calgary Renovation Show Logo

JANUARY 13-15, 2017.