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CalgaryCanada

Home to one of the largest rodeos in the world, this city is alive with art, festivals, pioneer history and wintersports and is a gateway to the Canadian Rockies.

Once a farming and ranching town, Calgary has experienced expansive growth thanks to the escalating price of its richest resource: oil. Now Calgary is Canada’s third largest municipality, offering a modern urban culture that embraces its pioneer past. It’s easy to discover Calgary’s attractions: The well-planned city is laid out in a grid and has an excellent public transportation system. Get a bird’s-eye view of the city from the observation deck of the Calgary Tower.

The Calgary Stampede is the city’s most well-known event, attracting over a million visitors with its 10-day line-up of rodeos, music and agricultural displays. Cheer with the crowd for the displays of horsemanship in the chuck wagon derby and hold your breath at the competitive bareback bull riding.

When the stampede’s not in town, you can still see animal life at the Calgary Zoo where you’ll be immersed in habitats from Canada and beyond, as well as from the past! The zoo features a Prehistoric Park, where life-size replicas of dinosaurs roam through ancient landscapes. In the Drumheller Valley, around 85 miles (135 kilometers) from Calgary, you’ll find the fossils these replicas are based on at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.

If you’re visiting in winter, there’s plenty of skiing, snowboarding, bobsledding and ice skating on offer at Canada Olympic Park. If you’re an indoor type, check out the art galleries south of downtown on Stephen Avenue and the Glenbow Museum downtown.

In the evening, head to downtown Jubilee Auditorium for a Broadway musical, an opera or a ballet. Or, try one of the multicultural restaurants across the Bow River at 17th Avenue Southeast, also known as International Avenue. Here you’ll find diverse flavors from Ethiopia, Portugal, Vietnam, India, the Philippines, Hong Kong and more. Foodies will love the gourmet tours of this area!

Calgary is also the gateway to ski villages such as Banff, Canmore and Kananaskis. It’s also close to the Alberta Badlands, a photogenic wonderland of strange rock formations, paleontological finds and ghost towns.

Top Hotels in Calgary

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Riviera Hotel Calgary Airport
Riviera Hotel Calgary Airport
3 out of 5
3525 26 Street Northeast, Calgary, AB
The price is CA $61 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Aero Space Museum of Calgary, Sunridge Mall and Casino Calgary. Centre Street Church and Calgary ...

3.6/5Good! (192 reviews)

"This is a amazing hotel the price is great woul stay again"…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Riviera Hotel Calgary Airport
Holiday Inn Calgary-Airport
Holiday Inn Calgary-Airport
3.5 out of 5
1250 Mckinnon Dr NE, Calgary, AB
The price is CA $86 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Casino Calgary and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Calgary Zoo. Sunridge Mall and Calgary Elks Lodge and Golf ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,114 reviews)

"Very clean and comfortable. Nice staff, near the airport"…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Holiday Inn Calgary-Airport
Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
3.5 out of 5
24 Aero Crescent NE, Calgary, AB
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $104 per night

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! (3,624 reviews)

"The Tonic restaurant food was amazing!!! Amazing customer service all around!! Great location!!!"…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Hotel Clique Calgary Airport

Popular places to visit in Calgary

Calgary Zoo
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Calgary Zoo

4.5/5(711 reviews)

See exotic animals and even dinosaurs as you wander through botanic gardens and re-creations of diverse habitats ranging from Africa to South America.

Calgary Tower
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Calgary Tower

4/5(697 reviews)

With a tourist information center and views over the zoo, Olympic Plaza, Old City Hall and Chinatown, this downtown landmark is the ideal place to get your bearings.

Canada Olympic Park
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Canada Olympic Park

4/5(458 reviews)

Ski the slopes, take a bobsled ride, catch an ice hockey game and tackle mountain biking trails at this park that was opened for the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Top things to do in Calgary

Calgary Tower Observation Deck Admission
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Calgary Tower Observation Deck Admission

86% of travellers recommend
CA $19
Per adult
Calgary Bow River Segway Adventure
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Calgary Bow River Segway Adventure

100% of travellers recommend
CA $85
Per adult
High Spirits Adventure
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High Spirits Adventure

CA $438
Per adult
Creepy Calgary Ghost Tour
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Creepy Calgary Ghost Tour

CA $373
Per adult
Triple C Mountain Adventure
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Triple C Mountain Adventure

CA $555
Per adult
Foothills Adventure by Sidecar
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Foothills Adventure by Sidecar

CA $339
Per adult

Reviews of Calgary

4.2

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5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 36.345730506314446%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 51.60468080176109%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 10.763526821920982%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.7415131502722744%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.5445487197312014%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 21, 2020

Lots of great shopping and restaurants!!!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

May 19, 2020

I don’t access much of the city as my visit was during The global quarantine. The two times I stepped out to get food/supplies they followed safe distancing practices.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 17, 2020

Driving in Calgary is a pleasure.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

May 11, 2020

We like Calgary, they have alot to do, unfortunately we weren't in town for sight seeing and everything was closed, but there's alot of beautiful walking trails around Calgary and downtown along the river

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

May 11, 2020

Because of the covid19 Calgary has much less charmes

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 5, 2020

People that i have met are so kind :)

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