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February 17, 2020

No Boundaries and Rundle Essentials Land at YYC Calgary International Airport

Grand openings showcase local products and premium outfitter brands

Calgary, Alberta: No Boundaries and Rundle Essentials, by Paradies Lagardère, have arrived at YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) in the domestic Concourses A and C.

YYC is Canada’s first airport to welcome No Boundaries into the fold, inviting guests to start their outdoor adventures from the airport. No Boundaries features apparel and accessories from local clothing company Alberta Apparel, as well as premium national brands such as Kühl Clothing and Marmot. Find jackets, vests, fleece, backpacks, rain gear, camping essentials, water bottles and more premium products at these brand-new locations.

Nab great local products and upscale travel essentials, curated for travelers’ convenience, at Rundle Essentials in Concourse C. Fun fact: Rundle Essentials is named after Mount Rundle, one of the most popular scrambles in Banff National Park.

After listening to guest requests for more retail options, YYC has partnered with a host of new and exciting vendors to satisfy the needs of more travelers. Paradies Lagardère felt like a natural fit as it already has great relationships with national and international brands, in addition to keeping its finger on the pulse of more local tastes and desires.

“Paradies Lagardère is excited to partner with YYC Calgary International Airport in its initiatives to update its retail offerings and enhance the traveler experience at the airport,” said Gerry Savaria, Executive Vice President, Paradies Lagardère. “Our Rundle Essentials will allow customers, airport employees and visitors to quickly grab necessities, snacks and beverages in a beautiful and modern store. Our proprietary No Boundaries concept – wildly popular in airports throughout North America–will allow customers to buy top brand apparel, gear and accessories to take advantage of all that the area has to offer in outdoor adventures. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with YYC.”

Welcoming new stores like No Boundaries and Rundle Essentials is part of YYC’s two-year mission to refresh eating and shopping options for guests. Over 50 new and renovated eat and shop locations will be added, many of them already local favorites in Calgary, to reflect this initiative.

“No Boundaries and Rundle Essentials offer items our guests both want and need before they fly. No Boundaries sells premium brands we’re confident people will enjoy giving to others, and gifting to themselves. Rundle Essentials showcases wonderful local products and everyday essentials,” says Rob Palmer, Vice President, Finance, Strategy & Chief Financial Officer, The Calgary Airport Authority. “Paradies Lagardère is one of our leading partners at YYC and we look forward to developing that relationship with additional new concepts that will delight both locals and visitors.”

The No Boundaries and Rundle Essentials grand openings on Feb. 13, 2020 were an overwhelming success, as guests and employees alike welcome new options at YYC with open arms.

Ongoing retail, food and beverage updates at YYC can be found at yyc.com/eatshop.

About The Calgary Airport Authority

The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Regional Airports Authorities Act of Alberta. The Calgary Airport Authority is responsible for the management, operation and development of YYC Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport (YBW). YYC is an important economic engine for the city, region and province, which welcomed 18 million passengers in 2019, supporting more than 50,000 jobs and generating billions of GDP per annum in economic activity.