The White Hat
The white hat was originally produced by Smithbilt in the 1940’s and is the iconic symbol for the City of Calgary. The white hat symbolizes the spirit of Calgary and is often copied but never duplicated. As the official manufacturer of the Calgary White Hat, we are proud to continue this tradition and will never compromise on the quality or integrity of the famous Calgary symbol.
White hats are available in fur felt, wool felt and straw. The straw is manufactured under agreement in Mexico and the felt hats are made in our Calgary factory. In an effort to maintain the quality of the Calgary White Hat, these hats may only be purchased from Tourism Calgary or directly from us. Never settle for anything but the true Calgary made hat that is famous throughout the world.
Smithbilt is proud to be the official white hat maker for the City of Calgary.
We supply three different white hats for Tourism Calgary and the Mayor's office.
Former Mayor of New York
Tibetan Buddhist Leader
Governor General of Canada
Tasha de Vasconcelos
International Super Model
Former Roughnecks Captain
Webber Academy Graduates
Bill Clinton • Bill Cosby • Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young • Robert Duvall • Bob Dylan
Prince Edward, Earl of Essex • Foo Fighters • Gene Hackman • Mark Holmes
Governor General Michaëlle Jean • KISS • Diana Krall • Robin Leach • Ang Lee
David Letterman • Jack Nichlaus • Greg Norman • Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh
Vladimir Putin • Maurice "Rocket" Richard • The Rolling Stones • Arnold Schwarzenegger
Bruce Springsteen • ZZ Top • ACDC • Kevin Costner • Wayne Gretzky • Oprah Winfrey
Tony Blair • Janet Jackson • Mickey Mouse • Willie Nelson • Pope John Paul II