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Reviewed on 30 Mar 2020
Calgary International Airport, officially known as McCall Field YYC, is just 11 miles northeast of the centre of the Canadian city of Calgary, Alberta. It is the international gateway to the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, and over 15 million passengers travel through its doors every year. A new international terminal opened in 2016.
If you’re staying in Calgary city centre overnight or for a few days, you’ll find that Calgary International Airport is well connected. There are several bus routes that travel into the centre. You can go directly to the McKnight-Westwinds CTrain Station, from where you can catch a train to your destination, or to Centre Street North, one of Calgary’s main roads. Many of the city’s hotels offer a bus service, which picks you up and drops you right at the door. If you’re planning to head straight out to the mountains there are also bus services to Banff.
If you’re traveling to Canada to ski, snowboard or hike in the mountains, you won’t want to miss a moment of your holiday. You can take a scheduled shuttle bus directly from the airport to your hotel, inn or lodge in the Banff National Park. These can be pre-booked and drop offs can be arranged at most of the hotels in the towns of Banff and Canmore and the village of Lake Louise. And of course they’ll take you back again at the end of your stay.
There are over 130 shops at Calgary International Airport, so whether you want to pick up some reading material for your flight or spend on jewellery, perfumes or chocolates you’ll find what you need here. There is also a good range of Canadian souvenirs for those last minute gifts.
You won’t go hungry at Calgary International Airport – there is an excellent range of restaurants, cafes and lounges offering a good selection of local and international cuisines. There’s even a spa and barber shop, and of course free WiFi.
If you’ve got an early start, or just fancy relieving some of the stress of departure day, you can book a hotel close to Calgary International Airport. There’s a great selection of hotels and conference centres on offer near Calgary International, so whether you’re on business or taking a holiday in the Canadian Rockies you’ll find accommodation to suit your needs. Families are well catered for too, with many of the hotels near the airport offering extra beds and cots on request. There’s also a hotel in the departure terminal.