Calgary

Travel Guide
Calgary showing a city and a skyscraper
Known locally as the gateway to the Canadian Rockies, this city is the hub of cultural and artistic talent in the region, boasting one of the world’s largest rodeos.

Originally a charming farming and ranching town, the city has seen a staggering growth over the last century, largely due to its rich resources in and commerce in oil trade. Situated on the Bow River in the shadows of the Canadian Rockies, Calgary is the largest city in Alberta and the third largest municipality in the region. The city is an eclectic mix of modern and urban culture and is proud of its traditional pioneering roots. The trusted grid system and highly efficient public transport network makes navigating Calgary easy. Visitors can look down at the sprawling grid network beneath their feet and get a bird’s eye view of the stunning skyline from the Calgary Tower.

One of the city’s most celebrated events is the Calgary Stampede, attracting over a million visitors each year. For a period of 10 days, visitors are treated to a line-up of rodeos, live music and agricultural displays. You’ll be overwhelmed by the extraordinary horsemanship on display in the chuck wagon derby. Join the crowds in the nail-biting bareback bull riding

If you don’t make it to the Stampede, there is plenty to see and do in and around the city. Step back to prehistoric times at the Calgary Zoo which features life size replicas of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures from a bygone era. Many of the replicas on display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum are based on the fossil finds in the Drumheller Valley, or ‘Dinosaur Valley’ as it is known locally.

For those visiting in winter, the city is renowned for its range of winter sports and activities at the Canada Olympic Park. From skiing, snowboarding, bobsledding and ice skating, there is an activity to suit all ages and levels of expertise. For indoor types and culture buffs, the Glenbow Museum on Stephen Avenue in downtown offers a diverse range of art galleries and exhibits to enjoy.

The numerous restaurants and eateries just across the Bow River offer diverse flavours from around the world. Food lovers will greatly enjoy what Calgary has to offer.

Calgary is situated close to the Alberta Badlands, a region decorated with unusual rock formations and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Where to stay in Calgary

Riviera Plaza and Conference Centre Calgary Airport
Riviera Plaza and Conference Centre Calgary Airport
3 out of 5
3515 - 26 Street NE, Calgary, AB, T1Y 7E3
The price is Rs6,032 per night from 18 Jul to 19 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Calgary. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
3.4/5 Good! (2,758 reviews)
"Clean and spacious rooms. Front Desk very friendly and supportive. Missing the ‘breakfast to go’ package."

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2022

Riviera Plaza and Conference Centre Calgary Airport
Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
888 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3J3
Fully refundable
The price is Rs8,843 per night from 1 Aug to 2 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Calgary. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (968 reviews)
"Hotel is located in a fantastic area that makes a lot of good parts of Calgary really walkable. The hotel felr safe, and although it is on a main street and near the train, I had a great nights rest. The rain shower was nice too!"

Reviewed on 2 Jul 2022

Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
Best Western Plus Port O'Call Hotel
Best Western Plus Port O'Call Hotel
3 out of 5
1935 McKnight Blvd NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 6V4
The price is Rs12,185 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Calgary. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,347 reviews)
"I think they need new beds both of ours weren’t very comfy"

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2022

Best Western Plus Port O'Call Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
RTR Ranch Retreat
RTR Ranch Retreat
3.5 out of 5
Range Rd 252, Mossleigh, AB, T0L 1P0
The price is Rs7,372 per night from 7 Jul to 8 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star spa cabin in Mossleigh. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Discover genuine guest reviews for RTR Ranch Retreat along ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Wonderful atmosphere and location. Beautiful views and nice cabin. A little small and no attached bathroom (portapotty about 20m away) and showers were another 40m away. But amazing hosts, friendly, welcoming, and very attentive. And amazing views and property!"

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2022

RTR Ranch Retreat
Simply Comfort Modern Downtown Condos
Simply Comfort Modern Downtown Condos
4 out of 5
1320 1 St SE, Calgary, AB, Calgary, AB, T2G 0G8
The price is Rs10,306 per night from 7 Jul to 8 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly condo in Calgary. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Scotiabank Saddledome and Calgary ...
4/5 Very Good! (41 reviews)
"The apartment was perfect and would be the best place to stay at stampede time. But given only one key made it a problem because of the security measures in place. Two keys would be essential. Secondly, we were almost late for a function because someone was moving out of the building and only one ..."

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2022

Simply Comfort Modern Downtown Condos
Monki-Di Executive Suites - Alura
Monki-Di Executive Suites - Alura
3.5 out of 5
1320 1st Street SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 0G8
Stay at this 3.5-star condo in Calgary. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Popular attractions Scotiabank Saddledome and Calgary Zoo are located ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (50 reviews)
"Your main takeaway is that this is not a hotel. It is a fully furnished one bedroom condo from a private individual. Once you know this, everything else will make sense. The property is excellent and clean. It’s way better than what you would get for the same price at a hotel. The location is very ..."

Reviewed on 18 May 2022

Monki-Di Executive Suites - Alura
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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