White Hat Volunteers

The Calgary International Airport (YYC) White Hat Volunteers are a true testament to Calgary's warm western hospitality and spirit of volunteerism. Their enthusiasm, dedication, genuine care, and desire to go the extra mile make YYC one of the friendliest airports in the world!

On July 1st, 1991, the White Hat Volunteers made their first appearance on the Arrivals level at YYC. There were 45 volunteers in total, dressed proudly in white cowboy hats and red vests, ready to greet arriving passengers with a hearty hello!

In 2013, our team of over 350 volunteers contributed more than 65,000 hours! Like the original 45, they are eager to provide a memorable airport experience. In addition to their traditional role as White Hat greeters, they also perform the world-famous White Hat Ceremony – the official welcoming of visitors to Calgary, assist with welcoming conferences and conventions, shuttle visitors in the Club Cars, and answer questions throughout the airport.