UCalgary Alumni Exclusives

Explore some of Calgary's best-kept secrets in these private tours only for UCalgary grads!

Alumni Exclusives

Exclusive Tours ⁠— Just for you!

In this event series, UCalgary Alumni opens the doors for grads to get exclusive access to some of the most interesting businesses and best-kept secrets in and around Calgary.

Below are just some examples of places we have explored in the past, check the events calendar to see upcoming Alumni Exclusive Tours.

coffee beans and tumbler

Exclusive Tour of Calgary Heritage Roasting Company

Open only to UCalgary alumni!

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19

Time: 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Location: 2020 11 St. S.E. (map)

This event is now sold out.

Coffee and history lovers, unite! Learn how to roast your own coffee the old-school cowboy way* and explore a historic Calgary building at the same time!

On Oct. 19, join us for UCalgary Alumni’s exclusive tour of Calgary Heritage Roasting Company (CHRC), one of Calgary’s newest coffee shops, co-founded by UCalgary alumnus Jamie Parker, BSc’15.

Hear about the early beginnings of CHRC — when beans were roasted on an open backcountry campfire — and how this Kinesiology grad, former wildland firefighter and small business-owner is making his coffee stand out in joe-loving Calgary. 

You will also get a behind-the-scenes look at the rich history of the historic CC Snowden building that CHRC calls home, and how the team at CHRC worked tirelessly to maintain its history. Teaser: it’s said to be one of Calgary’s first-ever oil refineries.  

All alumni and guests will start the day with coffee and pastry, and leave with their own bag of Calgary Heritage Roasting Company’s Medium Roast Coffee — an $18 value! 

To ensure a quality experience for our alumni and guests, this is a small group tour. Space is limited.

*Open-fire roasting is weather-permitting.

Canadian Museum of Making

The Canadian Museum of Making is a 20,000-square-foot underground private museum that houses an impressive collection of preserved and restored historic machinery and tools. The Canadian Museum of Making is accessible only by private tour.

Deepwater Farms

Deepwater Farms | May 25

Deepwater Farms is a pioneering urban farm that is revolutionizing agriculture. They produce sustainable and locally sourced fish and leafy greens for some of Calgary's most popular restaurants.

Exclusive Discounts

Being a UCalgary graduate gets you some special perks and discounted rates on experiences both on and off-campus. Check them out:

UCalgary Alumni Exclusive Discount

Broadway Across Canada

UCalgary alumni get front-of-line access to tickets for Broadway performances in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Ottawa — meaning you can secure the best seats in the house, months before general ticket sales start. Advanced tickets are available for critically acclaimed Broadway shows and, on selected shows, a discounted ticket price may also apply.

UCalgary Alumni Exclusive Discount

School of Creative and Performing Arts

Get 50 per cent off tickets for you and one guest to all School of Creative and Performing Arts music, dance and drama productions. Use promo code ALUM when buying tickets online or show your UNICARD for Alumni at the box office to receive the discount,