About Us


PIARC, formerly known as the World Road Association, was established in 1909 as a non-profit organization. PIARC’s vision is to be the world leader in the exchange of knowledge on roads and road transport policy and practices within the context of integrated, sustainable transport. The organization’s four key missions are to:

  • Be a leading international forum for analysis and discussion of the full spectrum of transport issues related to roads and related transport.
  • Identify, develop, and disseminate best practice and give better access to international information.
  • Consider fully within its activities the needs of developing countries and countries in transition.
  • Design, produce, and promote efficient tools for decision making on matters related to roads and related transport.

Transport Canada

Transport Canada is responsible for developing and overseeing the Government of Canada’s transportation policies and programs so that Canadians can have access to a transportation system that is:

The department works towards these objectives by:

City of Calgary

Calgary is known world-wide as a Western city with rural roots, and a jumping off point for mountain adventure. But there’s a lot more going on in the city than most would imagine.   With community spirit at its core, Calgary is a young, energetic and diverse city full of shareable experiences. 

It’s a place on the fringe — familiar, but largely undiscovered. From its bustling downtown to character-filled neighbourhoods, along winding rivers and inside every welcoming venue, Calgary is full of secrets, surprises, and stories — and Calgarians are eager to share those experiences with the world.

With one of the world’s most modern and welcoming airports, getting to Calgary by air is easy with commercial airline access and other options available to travellers from many destinations around the world.  Calgary International Airport is only a 20-minute drive from Calgary’s downtown.  Calgary also offers many transportation options to explore the city.  Find out more information on Getting to and Around Calgary

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