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Calgary Travel Guide

Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta. It is a cosmopolitan which has numerous skyscrapers and is situated at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow River. Calgary is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada due to its oil industry.

Although there are many other industries that play an equally important role in uplifting the economy of Canada. Some of the industries included in this are financial service, transportation and logistics, technology, film and television, manufacturing, aerospace and health.

Apart from its business sector, the city of Calgary is also famous as a luxury travel destination. There are many historical and modern day sites that can be viewed by the tourist. The city is an amalgamation of entertainment and art attractions.

Some of the best attractions in Calgary include art galleries and museums, which can give visitors an insight into the history of the city.

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When to travel to Calgary

The best time to visit Calgary is from late May to the end of September. On the other hand, months like October and April can also be fine, but you can sometimes find snowfall in these months. Winters are the worst time to visit Calgary as it is renowned for having unpredictable weather.

Transportation in Calgary

The best way to commute within Calgary is by either taking a bus, train, or tram. Alternative methods like hiring a cab or a bike are also available if you want to explore the city in a more interesting way.

Calgary Weather

It is important to consider the weather in Calgary before planning your trip. The hottest month in the city is July with an average temperature of 17 degrees. Similarly, the coldest month is January with an average temperature of -7 degrees. It is important that tourists avoid the rainy season which is generally in the month of June.


Currency is Canadian Dollar (C$). If you carry US dollars, you can exchange at any bank.

Awesome Tourist Spots / Events / Festivals in Calgary:

Heritage Park Historical Village

Now converted into a museum, the Heritage Park Historical Village is the most popular park in Calgary. The museum is known for displaying the history and culture of Calgary and its people. It is open only for two operating seasons which is from May to July and then October to December.

Glenbow Museum

Another great Museum to witness the local culture and art is the Glenbow Museum. It house a permanent collection and archives of local history that is displayed to the visitors. The museum is also used as an exhibition venue for international art events.

Telus Spark

One of the biggest science centre in Calgary is that Telus Spark. This Museum is known for its interactive science events and exhibits. It provides a hands-on kind of an experience for children. The Museum is also known for its HD planetarium theatre and children's play area.

Fort Calgary

The first building of Calgary was Fort Calgary, which was built in 1875. This is a wooden fort; that was built by the North West Mounted Police, and it displays the history of the city. The Fort is open for public visits, and there are guided towards available.

Calgary Stampede

One of the most famous thing about Calgary is its Rodeo Event. The Calgary Stampede is an event space which is known for its annual rodeo. It is also a common festival space used by the city to host numerous other events.

Calaway Park

One of the major and entertainment attractions in Calgary is the Calgary Park. It is an amusement park that is known to be the largest in Western Canada. The park is located in Springbank Alberta which is 10 kilometres west of the city. The park is known for its thrilling rides of Roller Coaster.

Calgary Zoo

Another great entertainment attraction in the city is Calgary Zoo. The zoo displays the largest collection of live animals in Canada. Apart from its lush green parkland, the zoo is also famous for its Dinosaurs display. There is a specific section which has all the models of Dinosaurs showcased.

Canada Olympic Park

If you are looking for more adventurous entertainment in Calgary, then visiting the Canada Olympic Park is the best option. The park is located on the outskirts of Calgary and is known for offering activities like skiing, zip lining, and bobsleigh. The park is operated by WinSpot Canada and is open throughout the year.

Aero Space Museum of Calgary

One of the most interesting museums to visit in the city is the Aero Space Museum of Calgary. The Museum is known for displaying aviation vehicles that were once used. It also displays important historical fact about the development of Aviation and Space industry.

Calgary Tower

Calgary is a city of skyscrapers, and the best way to view the entire city at once is by visiting the Calgary Tower. It is a soaring Tower with a panoramic view of the city. The highlight of the tower is a glass-floored observation deck that revolves, allowing visitors to view right beneath them.

Fish Creek Provincial Park

One of the most loved outdoor recreational areas in Calgary is the Fish Creek Provincial Park. The park is located in the southern part of the town and is a popular picnic spot for locals. Some of the other activities that visitors can enjoy here are fishing and hiking.

The Best Hotels for a stay in Calgary:

  • Le Germain Hotel Calgary
  • Hyatt Regency Calgary
  • Best Western Premier Freeport Inn and Suites
  • Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Suites Downtown
  • Wyndham Garden Calgary
  • Best Western Airport Inn
  • Ramada Plaza Calgary
  • Kensington Riverside Inn
  • Sheraton Cavalier Calgary
  • The Carriage House Inn

Restaurants full of Mouthwatering Dishes:

  • Charcut
  • River Cafe
  • Vero Bistro Moderne
  • Blink Restaurant & Bar
  • Rouge
  • Himalayan
  • Model Milk
  • Alloy
  • Caesar's Steak House
  • Saltlik Steakhouse
  • Una Pizza Plus Wine
  • Cassis Bistro
  • Pigeonhole
  • Bonterra Trattoria

Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Calgary

One of the best ways to witness the beauty of Calgary is by taking the Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip. This is a 14-hour tour which will allow you to appreciate the lakes and the amazing waterfalls of the Banff National Park and Yoho Valley.

The tour starts from Calgary around 6 am in the morning with a hotel pickup. It then takes you to the Banff National Park where visitors get to enjoy the scenic and pictures beauty. It is a good 30-minute drive from the hotel to the mountains through the Bow Valley Parkway.

After visiting the National Park, the tour is given a small halt for a lunch break. The tour is then headed to the next part which is visiting the Victoria Glacier and the Lake Louise. Lake Louise is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site making it one of the major attractions of the city. It is considered one of the most beautiful lakeside in Calgary.

After finishing the trip to the beautiful lake then comes the resort situated next to it. The Fairmont Chateau Lake is a luxurious resort that is situated along the shore. The next destination of the tour is another nearby lake known as the Moraine Lake, which is also famous for its breathtaking scenic view.

The last stop of the tours is one of the largest national parks in the city. The Yoho National Park is famous for its Spiral Tunnel and the Takakkaw Waterfall located here. The park is situated on the border of Alberta in British Columbia.

The tour ends with a drop-off to the original departure location.

Top Highlight

● This is a full day trip to all the mountains, lakes and waterfalls in Calgary.
● The tour focuses on Canada's most beautiful landscapes.
● The major attraction of the tour is the Lake Louise, a UNESCO Site.
● The tour takes you through some of the best hiking trails in Calgary including Ten Peaks.
● Lunch is included in this full day tour.

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. The infant rates are applicable provided they do not occupy a seat. Before your travel date, your hotel details must be advised to tour operator so they may arrange your pickup. If you do not indicate this at the time of booking, you will be required to call and advise them of this information directly. The contact details will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking. Guests may depart this tour in Lake Louise or Banff if accommodation has been arranged

Departure Point and Timing

1. Departure from Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel at 6:15 am.
2. Departure from Delta Bow Valley Hotel at 5:50 am.
3. Departure from Fairmont Palliser Hotel at 6:10 am
4. Departure from International Hotel of Calgary at 5:50 am.
5. Departure from Ramada Hotel Downtown Calgary at 6:05 am.
6. Departure from Sandman Calgary City Centre at 6:05 am.
7. Departure from Westin Calgary Hotel at 5:55 am.


The total duration of the trip is 14 hours.

Return details

The tour is finished with a drop-off to the original departure point.

Schedule and pricing

We offer cheap flights to Calgary. We make sure that the price for this tour is kept very low so that everyone can afford it. The prices are subjected to change depending on the season or month tourists are visiting. you can ge free quote by email or by calling our toll free number 1 (855) 722-9977.