Calgary Alberta Temple Open This Summer
The scale and timing of a renovation project planned for the Calgary Alberta Temple has been modified, meaning the temple will no longer be closed for the summer. Planning for the project is being carried out during the current maintenance closure. The temple reopens to patrons on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. It closes again for a month beginning September 2, 2019, when the renovation project will be executed.
2012 Temple Advancements
The year of 2012 saw the announcement of two temples in Tucson and Arequipa; three groundbreaking ceremonies in Provo, Tijuana, and Indianapolis; four dedications in Kansas City, Manaus, Brigham City, and Calgary; and two rededications in Buenos Aires and Boise.
Calgary Alberta Temple Dedicated
President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the Calgary Alberta Temple today in his beloved Canada where he was called to serve as mission president in 1959. The temple becomes the 140th operating temple of the Church.
Calgary Alberta Temple to be Dedicated on Sunday
Following a successful public open house, the Calgary Alberta Temple is being prepared for dedication on Sunday, October 28, at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Sessions will be broadcast to all stakes and districts belonging to the Cardston and Edmonton temple districts.
Snowfall at the Calgary Temple Open House
As fall gives way to winter, beautiful white snow has covered the grounds of the Calgary Alberta Temple, which is currently open to the public for tours. The temple will become the 140th temple of the Church when it is dedicated on October 28, 2012.
Public Invited to Tour Latter-day Saint Temple in Calgary, Alberta
Beginning this Saturday and continuing through Saturday, October 20 (excluding Sundays and Saturday, October 6), the public is invited to tour the Calgary Alberta Temple. Free reservations are available online or by calling 1-855-537-2000.
Installation and Testing of Exterior Lighting in Calgary
Work on the Calgary Alberta Temple continues at a feverish pace as the starting date for the open house draws near, just two weeks away. The exterior lighting system, which will softly illuminate the temple at night, is currently being tested and configured during evening hours.
Calgary Temple Open House Reservations
Free tickets for the public open house of the Calgary Alberta Temple are now available via the open house reservation system.
Green Grass and Sign Join Calgary Alberta Temple
Work is progressing rapidly on the grounds of the Calgary Alberta Temple where sod is being laid and a monument sign has been added (still covered for protection). The public will have an opportunity to tour the temple in four weeks. Free reservations will be taken beginning September 10.
Furniture Truck Delivers Chapel Benches to be Installed in Calgary Alberta Temple
One month from today, the doors of the Calgary Alberta Temple will open to the public for free tours of the interior through Saturday, October 20. In preparation for the event, furniture is arriving at the temple in large trucks. Calgary members are excited to share this beautiful House of the Lord with their friends and neighbors. Reservations for the open house will be available beginning Monday, September 10, at templeopenhouse.lds.org.
Landscaping Progress at the Calgary Alberta Temple
The planting of trees and installation of lamp posts on the grounds of the Calgary Alberta Temple are beautifying the site of this hallowed House of the Lord under construction in Alberta's largest city. The temple will open on Saturday, September 29, for three weeks of public tours.
Calgary Alberta Temple Open House Tickets
Free tickets for the Calgary Alberta Temple open house will be made available beginning Monday, September 10, at 10:00 a.m. via the temple open house reservation system at templeopenhouse.lds.org. Friends and family may be invited using the official YouTube open house invitation.
Calgary Fence and Stairways
The grounds of the Calgary Temple are taking shape as fence poles are installed and stairways are poured including two dramatic stairways curving up from the baptistry level.
Summer Brings Landscaping Activity to the Calgary Alberta Temple
With three months remaining until the arrival of open house guests in Calgary, work on the landscaping for the Calgary Alberta Temple is in full swing with the pouring of stairs and walkways and, soon enough, the planting of trees, flowers, and shrubs.
Finishing the Baptistry Entrance for the Calgary Alberta Temple
Scaffolding is erected on the south side of the Calgary Alberta Temple where construction workers are completing the baptistry entrance to the temple. The general public will have the opportunity to tour the interior of the temple during an open house in October.
October Dedication Set for Calgary Alberta Temple
The First Presidency has announced the opening dates for the Calgary Alberta Temple. The public is invited to tour the temple from September 29, through October 20, 2012, excluding Sundays and Saturday, October 6. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, October 28.
First President and Matron of Calgary Alberta Temple Called
Blair S. Bennett, 63, of the Edmonton Alberta Bonnie Doon Stake has been called as the first president of the Calgary Alberta Temple. President Bennett's wife, Mary Jane C. Bennett, will serve as temple matron. Both President and Sister Bennett presently serve as ordinance workers in the Edmonton Alberta Temple.
Monument Sign Identifies the Calgary Alberta Temple
A monument sign has been installed at the Calgary Alberta Temple where scaffolding has been removed from the building and the majority of windows installed, bringing the exterior of the temple near to completion. Construction is expected to continue through summer and into fall.
Scaffolding Removed from the Calgary Alberta Temple
The newly installed exterior stone of the Calgary Alberta Temple catches the morning rays in this photograph that reveals the absence of scaffolding, which has long surrounded the building's exterior, most recently the spire.
Exquisite Art Glass in Calgary Alberta Temple Now Visible
Newly submitted photographs of the Calgary Alberta Temple reveal the beautifully detailed panes of art glass that have been installed in the window openings. The design of the windows incorporates colorful trees and geometric shapes. Looking through the scaffolding surrounding the base of the spire shows that installation of the exterior granite is all but finished as well.
Sun Sets on the Majestic Calgary Alberta Temple
The light-colored granite being attached to the Calgary Alberta Temple gleams in the setting sun in this beautiful photograph. Scaffolding has been erected around the base of the spire where the majority of stone work remains.
Sunrise Highlights Newly Plated Spire in Calgary, Alberta
As the sun rises on a new day in Calgary, pinkish hues color the spire the Calgary Alberta Temple, which has recently received an exterior treatment of zinc plating, matching the granite panels that has been attached to the exterior of the main body of the temple.
Newly Added Spire to Calgary Alberta Temple Receives Stone Facing
In recent days, construction workers at the Calgary Alberta Temple have been hoisted high above the building next to the recently added spire framework to attach sheathing and zinc panels to the metal skeleton. Hundreds of members gathered to the temple site on January 12, 2012, to witness the raising of the spire framework and attached angel Moroni statue atop the beautiful structure. Construction is expected to be completed late this year.
Calgary Alberta Temple Receives Angel Moroni Statue
Hundreds of Calgary members huddled in subfreezing temperatures this morning to witness the raising of the angel Moroni statue atop the Calgary Alberta Temple. The gold-leafed figure reached its final position just after sunrise, much to the joy and gratitude of the gathered crowd.
Spire Cap Delivered to the Calgary Alberta Temple Site
The Calgary Alberta Temple reaches an important milestone this week with the arrival of the spire cap and gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni. Calgary members eagerly look forward to the installation of these symbolic elements, which point upward in a heavenly gesture.
Christmas Eve Morning at the Calgary Alberta Temple
LEGO Blocks Used to Create Eye-Catching Model of Calgary Alberta Temple
With a mountainous collection of LEGO blocks at his side, Andrew Love employed hours of painstaking detail to create the stunning representation of the Calgary Alberta Temple pictured on the left. Canadian members look forward with great anticipation to the completion of the temple, which has been under construction for 18 months. Beautiful granite stone is currently being attached to the building's exterior under bright orange tarps.
Granite Exterior Revealed at the Calgary Alberta Temple
As installation of the granite exterior progresses at the Calgary Alberta Temple, some scaffolding has come down to reveal the look of the temple as a granite-clad edifice. Work is being completed to the high specifications required by the Church for its most sacred structures.
Calgary Temple Curbing
As winter approaches at the 51st parallel, Calgary Alberta Temple construction workers are quickly laying curbing before the mercury drops too low. About half of the granite has been installed on the exterior including the entire north face and half of the east and west faces.
Eastern Side of Calgary Alberta Temple Receiving Granite
Installation of the beautiful stone cladding on the Calgary Alberta Temple—Canada's eighth temple—has progressed from the rear corner of the building, across the northern face, to the front side. A ninth temple for Canada is planned for the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Update on Calgary Alberta Temple Granite Installation
Obscured by rows of scaffolding, a beautiful granite exterior is being attached to the Calgary Alberta Temple where work has started at one corner of the building and is progressing on either side. President Monson announced the construction of the temple in General Conference 3 years ago.
A View of the Calgary Alberta Temple from Rocky Ridge Road
Taken from the west side of Rocky Ridge Road, this beautiful photograph of the Calgary Alberta Temple gives a glimpse of the construction progress on the lower level where the baptisry entrance is located. The temple is currently being faced with beautiful granite stone.
Beautiful Granite Going Up on Calgary Alberta Temple
Bright yellow sheathing on the Calgary Alberta Temple is now being covered with an exquisite granite exterior. Alberta's largest city is the third in the province to receive a temple, as members traveled for years to the Mormon town of Cardston where Alberta's first temple was built.
Calgary Alberta Temple Dressed in Sheathing Board
In recent weeks, the Calgary Alberta Temple has donned a bright yellow covering as a fiberglass mat gypsum sheathing board has been attached to the exterior of the structure. The new board will serve as backing to a beautiful granite cladding.
Advancements at the Calgary Alberta Temple Site
With its steel skeleton in place, the Calgary Alberta Temple continues to progress with the addition of internal metal framing and a canopy over the entrance to the baptistry on the south side. Workers are grateful for warmer weather, which will help construction to move along.
Cement Trucks Pour Floors in Calgary Alberta Temple
Rising in northwest Calgary next to a meetinghouse in the beautiful Royal Oak neighborhood, the distinctive Calgary Alberta Temple continues to advance with the recent addition of cement floors. Steel framing has been erected for the temple, featuring a single central spire.
Calgary Alberta Temple Grows Taller with Addition of Spire Framework
Crowned with framework for its single central spire, the Calgary Alberta Temple continues to take shape as its steel skeleton rises. The beautiful edifice—Alberta's third temple—will serve the Saints living in the highly populated Calgary Region.
Spire Framework on Site at the Calgary Alberta Temple
Standing against a backdrop of the Calgary skyline, the Calgary Alberta Temple continues to progress with steel framing nearing completion. Steel staircases have been hoisted into place, and framework for the single spire is on site ready for installation.
Calgary Alberta Temple Outline Revealed in Steel
Steel framing for the occupied portion of the Calgary Alberta Temple is nearly finished, revealing the beautiful outline of the building, characterized by staggered wall heights set in perfect symmetry. The temple will feature a single central spire capped by a gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni.
A Westward View of the Calgary Alberta Temple
Steel Beams Rise to Frame the Calgary Alberta Temple
Exciting construction progress is being made on the Calgary Alberta Temple, which is currently being framed with steel beams. This photograph of the lower level shows the entrance to the baptistry (center), mechanical room (left), and electrical room (right). A rooftop patio will be featured above this level.
A South Side View of the Calgary Alberta Temple
A beautiful new photograph of the Calgary Alberta Temple captures the south side of the temple with the Royal Oak Chapel standing in the background. The temple site slopes from north to south, allowing for a basement entrance into the baptistry.
Cold Calgary Winter Doesn't Halt Temple Construction
Despite the cold winter weather, construction of the Calgary Alberta Temple advances. On December 23, a large conveyor belt transported gravel and loaded it into the basement of the building in preparation for pouring the floor. The footings and basement walls are already in place.
New Photographs Give Aerial Perspective on Calgary Alberta Temple
A large portion of the substructure is in place at the Calgary Alberta Temple as shown in newly posted aerial photographs of the construction site. The temple has been under construction for about six months.
Primary Children's Personalized Rocks Added to Calgary Temple
Children of the Calgary Alberta East Stake were given rocks to color and personalize with names for placement under the corner of the foundation of the Calgary Alberta Temple. Construction at the site is still below grade, which includes plumbing, footings, rebar, and foundation work.
Excavation Underway at the Calgary Alberta Temple Site
Full-scale construction has commenced at the Calgary Alberta Temple site where a construction fence has been erected and earth movers are digging for the foundation of the temple. Ground was formally broken in May. The temple is anticipated to be completed in 2012.
Ground Broken for the Calgary Alberta Temple
Ground was broken for the Calgary Alberta Temple—Canada's eighth temple—on Saturday, May 15. Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy presided. A temple was dedicated in neighboring Vancouver, British Columbia earlier this same month.
Ground To Be Broken in May for Calgary Alberta Temple
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Calgary Alberta Temple will be held on Saturday, May 15, at 11:00 a.m. Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy will preside and speak. Elder William R. Walker and Elder Richard K. Melchin will also be in attendance. Renderings will be on display.
City Council Approves Calgary Temple Land Use Amendment
On February 8, the Calgary City Council approved the land use amendment needed to permit the height and design of the Calgary Alberta Temple with the addition of provisions that limit the number of places of worship to two and that establish specific building and steeple heights.
Calgary Temple City Council Hearing Tabled to February
The City Council hearing for the Calgary Alberta Temple has been postponed to February 8. The Council will consider redesignation of the site, which will allow the proposed design to go forward. The neighborhood association is supportive of the project but is also concerned over the looser laws under the new land use designation.
Construction Approval for Calgary Temple Advances
The Calgary Planning Commission has recommended adoption of a land use redesignation for the Calgary Alberta Temple site to permit construction. It also recommended that the City Council consider a stricter bylaw that directly addresses neighbors' concerns.
Land Use Amendment Goes Before Planning Commission
On Thursday, November 26, 2009, the Calgary Planning Commission will consider a land use amendment to redesignate the Calgary Alberta Temple site from Direct Control District to S-CI Special Purpose—Community Institution District.
Abbarch Architecture Files Land Use Amendment for Calgary Alberta Temple
On Friday, August 7, 2009, Abbarch Architecture applied for a land use amendment with the City of Calgary to accommodate a "Place of Worship" at 81 Royal Elm Dr NW where the Calgary Alberta Temple site is located.