The temple site is a "beautiful site with a panoramic view of the city." Located next to the Royal Oak Chapel in northwest Calgary, the site was purchased about four years prior to the temple announcement. Over 18,000 members live in Calgary organized into six stakes.
Access to the temple will be greatly facilitated by the Tuscany C-Train station. C-Train is Calgary's light rail transit (LRT), which provides public transportation to various sections of the city. The Tuscany station will be located within short walking distance of the temple at the intersection of Crowchild Trail and Rocky Ridge Road, which borders the temple site to the west. The station was originally planned to be completed after 2023, but on November 7, 2007, the Calgary City Council approved and funded completion of the station by 2011—about a year before completion of the temple.
The Calgary Ring Road—a beltway project that is surrounding Calgary with a high-capacity freeway—will also improve access to the temple. The Stoney Trail/Crowchild Trail Interchange, just a couple of blocks from the temple site, is planned to be completed in the fall of 2011.
Angel Moroni Raising
On January 12, 2012, hundreds of Calgary members gathered to the Royal Oak Chapel on a dark, wintery morning to witness the raising of the angel Moroni statue atop the Calgary Alberta Temple. A palatable excitement was in the air as hot chocolate was served from pickup trucks, media teams conducted interviews in the parking lot, seminary students—dressed in funky pajamas and wrapped in blankets—burst into The Spirit of God, and neighbors stood on second-story decks snapping photographs and watching the proceedings. The spire and statue assembly, put together the evening before, was hoisted into the air at 9:05 a.m. and was being bolted into place by 9:20 a.m.1
The Calgary Alberta Temple serves members from 8 stakes headquartered in the Calgary Region:
- Calgary Alberta Stake
- Calgary Alberta Bow River Stake
- Calgary Alberta Confederation Park Stake
- Calgary Alberta Fish Creek Stake
- Calgary Alberta Foothills Stake
- Calgary Alberta North Stake
- Calgary Alberta West Stake
- Calgary Alberta YSA Stake
- John W. Swendsen 2019–
- Howard P. Heninger 2017–2019
- Ellis G. Stonehocker 2015–2017
- Blair S. Bennett 2012–2015
Calgary Alberta Temple
The Calgary Alberta Temple is the 140th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located next to the Royal Oak Chapel in northwest Calgary, the site was purchased about four years prior to the temple announcement. Over 18,000 members organized into eight stakes live in Calgary.