As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation this year, take a look at these photos of Calgary over the decades. From changing landmarks to the evolving skyline, the city has grown beyond recognition since Alberta joined Confederation in 1905. 

Try not to be blown away by what our city once looked like – and what it will look like years from now as we re-imagine the city’s future.

View of Calgary from North Hill showing area around City Hall

Calgary, c. 1910

Photo: Calgary Public Library

 

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1st St. West, c. 1920

Photo: Calgary Public Library

 

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Calgary City Hall, c. 1930

Photo: Calgary Public Library

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Centre Street Bridge,1943

Photo: Kingsdude/Dave/Flickr

 

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Downtown Calgary,1949

Photo: Calgary Heritage Initiative Society

 

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Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) at The Calgary Stampede,1951.

Photo: The Calgary Herald

 

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Downtown Calgary, 1960

Photo: SportSuburban/Flickr

 

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Calgary Tower,1969

Photo: Calgary Tower

 

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Calgary, 1973

Photo: zemistor/Flickr

 

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Olympic Opening Ceremonies, 1988

Photo: Olympic Committee

 

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Fans celebrate the Calgary Flames winning the Stanley Cup, 1989

Photo: Calgary Sun

 

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Calgary, 1990

Photo: Calgary Public Library

 

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Calgary floods, 2013

Photo: Canada.com

 

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Bird's eye view of Calgary,  2017

Photo: Calgary Herald

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