On arrival into Alberta’s largest city, you will be struck by the old-fashioned hospitality that will greet you. This is Calgary; the perfect basecamp in the heart of a glittering metropolis with the backdrop of the incomparable Canadian Rockies.
From international music headliners to live theatre, Calgary hosts a number of world-class arts events every year. Of course, we cannot talk about events in Calgary without mentioning ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’; the Calgary Stampede. Every July, Calgary saddles up for 10-days to welcome thousands of visitors with professional rodeos, spectacular evening shows and a plethora of attractions and rides. If you have ever wanted to experience life in the West, this is the opportunity of a lifetime.
With breath-taking landscapes in every direction, visitors can find a host of outdoor activities to suit any tastes. Walk along the banks of Bow River and take in the serenity and beauty of your surroundings. It may surprise you, but Calgary is home to a stretch of sandy beach. Sikome Lake provides you the perfect location to unwind and make the most of the warm weather; the city does, after all, have more hours of sunshine than any other major Canadian city. Also a premier destination in the winter, Calgary thrives in the colder weather, offering skiing, ice-skating and much more to active visitors.
Home to a rich cultural heritage, a visit to Calgary will surprise you at every turn. Wander around the city streets and learn the history of the impressive statues at every turn. Explore the electric neighbourhoods and connect with the friendly locals, who will be delighted to welcome you as one of their own. Calgary is an underrated cultural hub, with countless new restaurants and craft breweries popping up all the time. The pulse of the nightlife runs through the city; whether you want to enjoy a casual drink in a cosy pub or an exhilarating night on the town, Calgary can provide the evening of your dreams.
Is it time for you to experience the most exciting city in Western Canada? Our Canada Travel Specialists can tailor-make your trip down to the finest of details, from your accommodation to flight upgrades. Your own personal advisor will be delighted to create an itinerary to best suit your requirements, and our low deposits and holiday payment plans mean that your dream holiday can be just around the corner.
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"Visiting Calgary last summer was the holiday of a lifetime! As well as the Stampede, there is so much to do around the city, from museums to shopping and fantastic dining. My top tip is to pack an umbrella – the weather can change very quickly!”
Anne Marie Kirke, Canada Travel Specialists Manager