Events At Smithbilt

Since 1919, Smithbilt Hats has been a Calgary institution. Home of Calgary’s Cowboy Hats, Smithbilt is the designer and manufacturer of the infamous White Hat that is internationally renowned as the symbol of western hospitality and the Calgary Stampede. We take great pride being a part of the icon that has become synonymous with Calgary.

Smithbilt offers several opportunities for you and your company/organization to explore our facility and take part in a tradition that is over 100 years old. Through our Hats Tours and Hat Building experiences, guests learn about the art of hat making or can participate in creating their very own Smithbilt Hat!

We are excited to host you and your guests in our new facility! 


Join us for an unique experience behind the scenes at the home of Calgary’s Cowboy Hat!

All of our tours take guests through the entire hat building process from blocking to shaping to the finished product. Following the hat making process, guests will be fitted by the Smithbilt hatters with a hat of their own to take home and cherish.

Basic Hat Tour


 Tour the hat making facility & learn about the process

Minimum 6 guests, maximum 40

Guests will be provided and fitted with a canvas hat

Tour only available during hours of operation 

Enhanced Tour

see below

3X Wool Felt Tour- $170/person

6X Fur Felt Hat Tour – $280/person

20X Fur Felt Hat Tour – $510/person

100X Fur Felt Hat Tour – $1150/person

Enhance your Smithbilt Hat Tour experience by adding the the options above. With enhancements, tour can be booked outside hours of operation and our Event Room rental fee will be waived.

We offer a variety of menu and beverage options to further enhance your Hat Tour experience. 


Exclusive to Smithbilt Hats, we are pleased to provide our guests with opportunity to participate in the process of building their very own hat! 

In addition to an extensive tour of our facility, guest will also receive hands-on expert instruction to create their one of kind Smithbilt.

Hat Building Event Base


Hat Quality Options

3X Wool Felt Hat – $120 additional

6X Fur Felt Hat – $230 additional

20X Beaver Fur Blend Felt Hat – $460 additional

100X Pure Beaver Fur Felt Hat – $1100 additional

Beverage and catering options are available with the Hat Building Experiences. 



Our Event Room is perfect for your next function!

Whether its a cocktail party or a corporate presentation, our semi-private Event Room can accommodate numerous small to medium sized event formats.

Equipped with its own private entrance, big screen tv, secure wifi, semi-private kitchen and powerpoint capabilities, our Event Room is an exceptional and unique hosting venue.

We are happy to work with you to customize your event with catering and beverage options. Contact us at (403) 244-9131 or via email for additional enhancements for your one of kind event or tour!