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101 Years of Western Hospitality

On June 1, 1914, the Fairmont Palliser opened its doors for the first time to welcome the world. To celebrate the milestone in grand style, the hotel hosted a series of events for the community, special offers and experiences throughout the year.

As we commence on our 101st year, we look forward to continue to honour our past with a couple of special heritage activities noted below.



Please call to be added to our waitlist; if we have any cancelations between now and two days prior, we will contact you. Thank you!

Alberta Heritage Day, Monday, August 3.

Duration: 1 to 3:45 p.m.

Step back in time with us for an Afternoon Tea affair. At 1 p.m., a limited number of guests can enjoy tea service at a special rate of $32.50/person plus tax, followed by an exclusive presentation on the hotel's most famous guests: 101 years of royalty and celebrities, at 2:45 p.m. This Alberta Heritage Day, visit Calgary's castle to celebrate guests of yesterday. Tickets required. Pre-register by calling 403.260.1219 to reserve your spot.  To view our Afternoon Tea menu, click here.


Make it a complete historic experience; guests who book* Afternoon Tea are eligible to stay the night on Sunday, August 2 at a special rate of $101/night plus tax. To book a guestroom, email our in-house reservations team at and quote, "Heritage Tea & Talk" offer. *Afternoon Tea and guestroom are required to be fully pre-paid and are non-refundable. Room availability is limited so book soon!  (SOLD OUT!)


Fall 2015

Fairmont Palliser commissioned well-known historian Harry Sanders, to complete the hotel’s history book to commemorate 100 years of the Castle by The Tracks. Book publications details are currently in the works with launch details to be announced soon.  

Media Requests 

Please contact Jacqueline Tyler, Communications Manager, by email: All historical events and mentions have been tagged with the "#Palliser101" hashtag if you're interested to follow us on social media.