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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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs2,571 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Aero Space Museum of Calgary and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Sunridge Mall. Casino Calgary ...
3.5/5Good! (3,047 reviews)
"the room was clean. My stay was quiet and it good to see the restaurant was open."

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2021

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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,567 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Located in Downtown Calgary, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sitting Eagle Statue and 17 Avenue SW. Calgary Tower and Calgary Telus Convention ...
3.6/5Good! (986 reviews)
"Cleanliness"

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2021

Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
3.5 out of 5
24 Aero Crescent NE, Calgary, AB
The price is Rs5,853 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Deerfoot Mall, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Century Downs Racetrack and Casino and Cross Iron Mills ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,299 reviews)
"The only thing that was inconvenient was as we were packing our belonging we ended up locked out of the room, the check-out is at 11 am and it was 10:53, had to go back to the front desk to get it reactivated so we could grab the remaining of our belongings. The lady at the desk was agreeable and ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2021

Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
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.
Super 8 by Wyndham Macleod Trail Calgary
Super 8 by Wyndham Macleod Trail Calgary
2 out of 5
7505 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB
The price is Rs4,413 per night from 23 Jun to 23 Jun
Located in Southwest Calgary, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Chinook Centre and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Rockyview General Hospital. Stanley Park and Heritage ...
3.8/5Good! (1,032 reviews)
"Clean and quite, staff are friendly"

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Macleod Trail Calgary
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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