Calgary Alberta Temple: Temple facts

Plans announced: Oct. 4, 2008.

Groundbreaking: May 15, 2010, by Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy.

Public Open House: Sept. 29 through Oct. 20, 2012, excluding Sundays and Saturday, Oct. 6.

Cultural Celebration: Oct. 27, in the Calgary Stampede Corral.

Dedication: Oct. 28, 2012, by President Thomas S. Monson in three sessions.

Location: 9802 Rocky Ridge Road NW, in Calgary, Alberta.

Property size: 10.17 acres.

Building size: 33,000-square-feet.

Building height: 35 meters (114.8 feet) tall, including a 3-meter (9.8 feet) tall gilded statue of the Angel Moroni.

Features: To reflect the importance of agriculture in Alberta, there is a wheat motif in the stained-glass windows, railings, doorknobs and furniture.

Murals: A hand-painted mural of a scenic Alberta landscape, by Leon Parson.

Interior Stone: Cream-colored marble from Spain is accented by travertine from Turkey and granite from Brazil.

Woods: Maple and oak wood complement the gold and green color scheme of the carpet and fabrics.

Architects: Abbarch Architecture Inc., Vancouver, B.C.

Contractor: Dominion Construction.

This is the Church’s 140th operating temple worldwide, the eighth in Canada and third in Alberta. There are also temples in Cardston, Edmonton, Vancouver, Regina, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.

The Calgary Alberta Temple will serve approximately 25,000 Latter-day Saints in Calgary and surrounding communities from Banff in the west to Drumheller in the east.