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Calgary
Travel Guide

Calgary featuring a high-rise building and a city

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.

Riviera Plaza and Conference Centre Calgary Airport
Riviera Plaza and Conference Centre Calgary Airport
3 out of 5
3515 - 26 Street NE, Calgary, AB
The price is AU$53 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 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! (3,053 reviews)
"the rooms are very big, comfortable beds we had two queen. every room has a fridge, mic, and a small sink in the room. it is clean and friendly. the location worked for us, kind of outside the city crowds but with all the big stores one may need."

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2021

Riviera Plaza and Conference Centre Calgary Airport
Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
3.5 out of 5
24 Aero Crescent NE, Calgary, AB
The price is AU$123 per night from 26 Jun. to 26 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! (2,301 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
Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
888 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
The price is AU$134 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 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! (987 reviews)
"Cleanliness"

Reviewed on 16 Jun. 2021

Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown 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.
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 AU$88 per night from 26 Jun. to 26 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
Main Floor Unit, Bright and Open
Main Floor Unit, Bright and Open
1510 30 Ave SW, 103, Calgary, AB
The price is AU$194 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Located in Marda Loop, this condo is within 3 miles (5 km) of 17 Avenue SW, Calgary Tower and Stampede Park. Scotiabank Saddledome and BMO Centre are also within ...
1/5 (1 review)
This listing is a fraud. Unit listed is occupied by someone for long term and the owner does not exi
"This listing is a fraud. Unit listed is occupied by someone for long term and the owner does not exist. Still waiting for VRBO to contact me and give a full refund, since i had to book different place to stay. Horrible service."

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2020

Main Floor Unit, Bright and Open
Two Queen Beds, Walkout Basement Suite in Seton, Calgary
Two Queen Beds, Walkout Basement Suite in Seton, Calgary
Seton Terrace Southeast, Calgary, AB
Located in Southeast Calgary, this holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of McKenzie Meadows Golf Club, Spruce Meadows and Heritage Pointe Golf Course. Oasis ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Clean and spacious
"The place was really clean and spacious, and the host made sure to regularly check in. Would do it again!"

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2021

Two Queen Beds, Walkout Basement Suite in Seton, 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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