Originally, The Officers’ Mess of Currie Barracks dated to the 1930’s where the concrete structure was designed to protect the Canadian Military as well to provide elegance & sophistication for the officers.
The space was used for everyday meals and downtime but it was also held grand celebrations – much like The Inn of today!
The Officers’ Mess welcomed many important figures over its history including prime ministers and military leaders from across Canada. Maybe the most recognizable name is H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth and her husband H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. Mayor Don MacKay organized a Stampede Chuckwagon & Bucking Broncos event for the Royal visit in October, 1951 and the pair returned to the Officers’ Mess that evening… staying in what is now ‘The Romantic QE II Royal Suite’ at The Inn overlooking Officers’ Garden.