The Calgary Sun is a daily newspaper published in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is a division of Sun Media, a Quebecor company.
First published in 1980, the tabloid-format daily replaced the long-running broadsheet newspaper, The Albertan soon after it was acquired by the publishers of the Toronto Sun.
The newspaper, like most of those in the Canadian Sun chain, are known for short, snappy news stories aimed primarily at working class readers. The Sun's layout is based somewhat upon that of British tabloids.
A signature feature of the Calgary Sun | as it is with the other Sun-branded newspapers in the chain | is a daily glamour photograph of a female model entitled the "Sunshine Girl". The feature utilizes locally photographed models (both amateur and professional) as well as photographs shot for the national chain.
Originally situated on Page 3 (like the UK tabloids the Sun chain originally set out to emulate, which also featured glamour photos on their third pages), in the 1990s the feature was relocated to the Sports section. A "Sunshine Boy" feature appeared sporadically in the 1980s and '90s.