Calgary is a city in southern Alberta--where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet--with views to the Rocky Mountains. Known in its early years as Fort Calgary, it has also been nicknamed “Cow Town” thanks to its Western and cattle-rearing connections. Since the 1970s there has been a modern building boom based on the proceeds of the oil and gas industries.
When to visit CalgaryIn July the daily temperatures are around 70ºF and in January close to freezing at around 32ºF. Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, a rodeo and livestock show, is the standout event of the year in July.
How to get to CalgaryVisitors travel to Calgary via Calgary International Airport (YYC), which is situated about ten miles northeast of downtown. Calgary Airport has a number of highly rated airport hotels. You can also reach the town via a Greyhound bus service (the terminus is west of downtown). The nearest VIS rail station is in Edmonton, to the north.
Calgary attractions Some of the most popular attractions in Calgary are within walking distance of the city center. Hotels downtown include the Calgary Marriott.4-star hotels are clustered near Glenbow Museum and Stampede Park. Also close to downtown, there is a number of hotels near Calgary Zoo. Calgary Tower is also in the center of Calgary and has an observation deck and a revolving restaurant. Other sights include the Heritage Park Historical Village.
Where to stay in CalgaryHotels.com offers some of the best hotels in Calgary, including budget hotels and business-friendly hotels.