Experience Calgary’s own tailored event space.
The Pioneer is situated in the heart of Calgary’s historic Stephen Avenue. Rich with history of its own, The Pioneer is comprised of multiple spaces in addition to its expansive main area, including the Tall Gallery, the Mezzanine and The Mill as a street-facing extension.
The Pioneer’s story stems from a vision to revitalize Stephen Avenue, beginning with buildings 117 & 119. Following a top-to-bottom restoration – a true labour of love – the space boasts a balanced blend of historical beauty and industrial edge. With features like exposed brick and original sand-stone, concrete flooring, scaling windows, a picturesque floating iron stairwell, and a retractable glass and iron wall, we offer one of the most stunning, customizable and versatile event venues in the city.
With aims to shake up the standard, while embracing ‘new west’ values, we stand behind a hands on, people-first approach to booking and planning experience-based events.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE:
Dear Friends of The Pioneer & The Garret,
As per government requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently closed. For the safety of our staff, our clients and their families, we will remain closed until the government deems it safe to meet in groups of 75+ again. In the meantime, we are happy to help you dream up the beautiful events you will plan in the future. We are not taking any deposits or confirming any dates at this time, but if you would like us to pencil dates in our calendar to hold, unconfirmed, please let us know. Once our doors have reopened we will be in touch with our incredible clients who have had to postpone or cancel events in our space over the last few months, to find a new date for your event.
We wish you health and happiness,
The Pioneer Event Corporation
How we work
The Pioneer offers a completely tailored event experience, from event space booking to event planning. We are proud to offer our preferred vendor list as desired, while empowering you to develop the vendor relationships and collaborations that ignite your vision.
The Pioneer is a haven for the arts, musicians, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and business-minds alike. A space to gather, feel welcomed, and connect.
Questions? Check out our FAQ.
Film & Video
The Pioneer has been intentionally designed, with a stripped-down, modern-meets-industrial aesthetic to thoughtfully reveal and highlight the bones of this historical space. The Pioneer is a blank slate with the beauty to stand on its own, or to serve as your canvas.
Connect today to bring your event vision to life.
6,180 sq ft. (total venue)
3,627 sq. ft (main floor)
Capacity up to 300
981 sq ft.
Capacity up to 97
Pop-up retail space
753 sq ft.
Capacity up to 78
2nd Level of The Pioneer
1,800 sq ft.
Capacity up to 100
Lower Level of The Pioneer