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Calgary is a city that’s bustling with arts and festivals, is known for its pioneering history, rodeo and ski-filled winters as the gateway to the Canadian Rockies.

Calgary was once a farming town, but went through tremendous growth thanks to discovery of that black gold under its crust; oil. Today, Calgary is the third largest city in Canadia and although it’s a city with a modern urban culture, that pioneer past is not lost, in its penchant for country music and the love of the white Stetson.

It is not difficult to get around Calgary’s sights. The orderly laid streets form a grid pattern, and there is an excellent public transport network to boot.

The most famous event in the city is the annual Calgary Stampede, when more than a million people descend on the city for a ten-day festival packed with rodeos, music and agricultural exhibits. Sing along during a wagon race and watch with bated breath as the daring ride bulls.

It’s not only during the Stampede you can see animals. At the Calgary Zoo you'll be taken into habitats from across Canada and beyond. Not only from the present either, but from the past too; the zoo has a Prehistoric Park where life-size replicas of dinosaurs roam through ancient landscapes. In the Drumheller Valley, about 135 kilometres outside of Calgary, is the Royal Tyrrell Museum, where you’ll find the fossils on which these replicas are based.

If you come here in the winter months then you’ll find plenty of opportunity for skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and ice skating. But if you’d stay inside away from the cold then you can always go to the art galleries of Stephen Avenue, just south of downtown Calgary, or visit the Glenbow Museum in the centre of the city.

One evening, visit the Jubilee Auditorium to watch a Broadway musical, an opera or ballet performance, or dine at one of the multicultural restaurants at “International Avenue”. Here you can enjoy diverse cuisines, such as Ethiopian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Indian, Philippine and Cantonese. If you like good food, this is the place to be!

Where to stay in Calgary

Top hotels 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
The price is £32 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec

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 ...

3.6/5Good! (2,835 reviews)

"Its okay need more cleaning for the price its exllent 50/night"…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2020

Riviera Plaza and Conference Centre Calgary Airport
The Fairmont Palliser
The Fairmont Palliser
4 out of 5
133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
The price is £70 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec

Located in Downtown Calgary, this spa hotel is steps away from Vertigo Theatre and Calgary Tower. Calgary Telus Convention Centre and Bow Valley College are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,346 reviews)

"Was a great stay though the pandemic has limited a number of services (e.g. no room service, limited food availability, scheduled time at the pool/gym)"…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2020

The Fairmont Palliser
Best Western Plus Port O'Call Hotel
Best Western Plus Port O'Call Hotel
3 out of 5
1935 McKnight Blvd NE, Calgary, AB
The price is £62 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec

This family-friendly Calgary hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Aero Space Museum of Calgary and Sunridge Mall. Deerfoot Mall and Centre ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,593 reviews)

"Very pleased with the services and accommodations"…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2020

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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Calgary

Nuvo Hotel Suites
Nuvo Hotel Suites
3 out of 5
827 12th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
The price is £50 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec

Located in Beltline, this boutique aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Herringer Kiss Gallery and 17 Avenue SW. Calgary Tower and Calgary Telus Convention ...

3.8/5Good! (801 reviews)

"Stayed at this hotel nov 22/20 rooms and hotel where excellent clean lots of sopping Safeway grocery store across the street Starbucks liquor store right beside hotel transit c-Tran very close Owner are on sit and very helpful and some of the kindest people I will stay here again when visiting Calgary ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2020

Nuvo Hotel Suites
Staybridge Suites Calgary Airport
Staybridge Suites Calgary Airport
3 out of 5
2825 Sunridge Way NE, Calgary, AB
The price is £55 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Stampede Park, Scotiabank Saddledome and Calgary Tower. Calgary Zoo and McMahon Stadium ...

4.4/5Excellent! (639 reviews)

"Having a full kitchen and separate bedroom from the living area was fantastic! The kids enjoyed the pool."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Staybridge Suites Calgary Airport
Econo Lodge South
Econo Lodge South
2 out of 5
7505 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, AB
The price is £45 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec

Located in Southwest Calgary, this motel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Chinook Centre and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Rockyview General Hospital. Heritage Park Historical Village ...

3.8/5Good! (990 reviews)

"Stay here when in Calgary. Clean up to date rooms. Good bagged breakfast. Best hotel shower around by far!! Hot! And fantastic water pressure!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Econo Lodge South
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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