Visit Calgary: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Calgary

Glenbow Museum
This museum brings together art and cultural history. In its permanent exhibitions you’ll learn about the traditions of the indigenous Niitsitapi people of Alberta: from their decorative tipi tents to story robes – pictorial tales painted onto bison hides. Meanwhile, 19th-century paintings by Paul Kane and Cornelius Krieghoff detail the changes that came with frontier expansion.
Heritage Park Historical Village
History buffs will feel at home in this interactive conservation where Calgary’s past is brought to life. Explore the 10 hectares of recreated town, where all buildings are from 1915 or earlier, and include a church, school and fort. Costumed interpreters are on hand to answer any queries. Daily demonstrations and over 180 attractions and exhibits will keep you immersed and captivated.
Calgary Tower
Standing 191 metres tall in the heart of downtown Calgary, this colossal observation tower is a focal point for the city. Constructed in 1967 to celebrate Canada’s Centennial, it also sheltered the Olympic torch in 1988. A revolving restaurant sits atop the tower and serves dinner over unbeatable views of the city and the Rocky Mountains.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

8
Very Good
The weather in Calgary is either cold with lots of snow or very sunny and surprisingly warm, I like both so it was great for me.
Bill Bedford
Canada
December 1, 2017
8
Very Good
Interesting medium sized city, closed to nature, nice ambiance with friendly people, interesting museums
Claudia
Germany
November 30, 2017
8
Very Good
It’s a nice sized city that’s really easy to get around and the free train within the city makes things very convenient.
Kimberley
United Kingdom
December 1, 2017
10
Exceptional
Great city, friendly people, great shopping, love the 360 restaurant, and so close to the mountains
Caroline
United Kingdom
December 1, 2017
8
Very Good
Calgary is a welcoming city to do shopping and sight seeing. Mainly the great Accomodation helped to keep my stay very pleasant. Visit Drumheller and Banff when you are here.
cecilia
Singapore
December 9, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Calgary

Grey Eagle Resort

8.9 Excellent

Score from 1,038 reviews

$85

Average price per night
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Hotel Clique Calgary Airport

9.3 Awesome

Score from 1,376 reviews

$92

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  • “very clean”
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Homewood Suites Calgary Airport

9.2 Awesome

Score from 476 reviews

$67

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Hampton Inn by Hilton Calgary Airport North

9.1 Awesome

Score from 1,191 reviews

$72

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Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Calgary Airport East

9 Awesome

Score from 1,183 reviews

$72

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Hotel Elan

9.2 Awesome

Score from 228 reviews

$108

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Comfort Inn & Suites South

7.9 Good

Score from 317 reviews

$56

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Best Western PLUS Port O'Call Hotel

8.9 Excellent

Score from 594 reviews

$82

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  • “great pool area”
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Super 8 Calgary Airport

7.6 Good

Score from 891 reviews

$53

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I used to live in Calgary many years ago, and there is so many different area of the City to find whatever one wants. Also people are friendly.

It is an easy city to walk around,apart from shopping it has lots of parks and rivers.and public transport is cheap and reliable.

Have $ and vehicle to stop when you want ,where you can pull over safely to enjoy the views.

Heavy traffic and complicated road system. Needs more attractions for short time visitors.

weren't there long enough as we were flying out from there

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Calgary for food?

Many fine restaurants, lots of choices.

Lots of things to do with children

Calgary is a very friendly city!

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