Only an hour from Banff National Park, Calgary is a gateway to the Canadian Rockies and Alberta's urban center for energy and agribusiness. In July, the Calgary Stampede rodeo attracts over 1 million visitors to "the greatest outdoor show on Earth," celebrating the city's western heritage, culture, and community spirit. In the winter, visitors from all over the world come to enjoy access to five unique ski resorts for all skill levels—and the Chinook Arch, an impressive mountain wave cloud phenomenon, brings warm air into the area for a reprieve from chilly weather. A vibrant city filled with fine dining, art museums, and plenty of cultural attractions, Calgary consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the world.
Barr's Calgary office opened in 2010 as Barr Engineering and Environmental Science Canada Ltd., with a strong focus on oil sands and tailings management. Since then, our services have grown to include natural resources management, environmental assessment and permitting, and geotechnical, civil, and process engineering. Our Canada-based team provides integrated engineering and environmental consulting services to many key clients in the mining industry and those in the power, fuels, and public sectors.
To meet the ever-changing needs of Canada's dynamic economy, Barr continues to hire local experts and has established a presence in neighbouring Saskatchewan and Ontario. In addition, our engineers and scientists are active members of professional organizations like the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM), the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), and Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), and the Canadian Dam Association (CDA).