Calgary HotelsA cluster of gleaming skyscrapers, fringed with greenery and bordered beyond by mountainous scenery, Calgary is the epicenter of attractive Alberta. With delicious dining, splurge-worthy shopping, and a neon-drenched nightlife, the ‘Heart of the New West’ ticks all the city break boxes. With history, culture, and sports to boot, the city also plays host to the famous annual Calgary Stampede – a traditional, dusty, Western rodeo. The eastern gateway into the Canadian Rockies, Calgary puts you within driving distance of the breathtaking scenery of Canada’s most famous national parks.Things to seeCanadian football fans will want to make a run for the McMahon Stadium in Downtown. Home to several teams including the University of Calgary Dinos, the 35,650-seater ground is just a ball’s throw from the sprawling academia hub itself. With ice hockey, concerts, and the annual bucking bronco rodeo, the Stampede Corral arena hosts some of the best sporting and entertainment performances in the city. Home to the Calgary Stampeders hockey team, there’s always a spectacle afoot. With mountain biking in the summer and an avalanche of winter sports when it’s cooler, the Canada Olympic Park is must-experience for thrill seekers. Used by the professionals and the public alike, the snowy venue offers everything from snowboarding to bobsleighing. Meanwhile, shoppers should check out the gargantuan Chinook Centre. Spread across 1,355,000 square feet, the bustling shopping and entertainment complex offers over 250 shops' worth of glossy retail therapy.Hotels in
CalgaryWith stacks of hotels studded about the Stampede City, you’ll certainly find something here to suit your taste and budget. Luxury hotels in Calgary come in sleek modern cosmopolitan style, with a number of prestigious names occupying shiny high rise buildings. Pools, beauty spas, and gymnasiums are all common amenities, whilst the mid-range choice offers much of the same, with just a few less frills. Budget hotels in Calgary are in comfortable supply too, and primarily consist of family-friendly motels and familiar hotel chains. For those looking for an even cheaper stay, cozy B&Bs, hostels and campgrounds can be found in and around the city.Where to stayClustered with skyscrapers, Downtown Calgary is where a lot of the action is. Here you’ll find Stephen Avenue, jam-packed with bars, restaurants, and an eclectic mix of shops, including the Core Shopping Centre. Nearby attractions include the Glenbow Museum and the fragrant Devonian Gardens. With the popular Calgary Stampede Grounds, the Chinook Centre, and stacks of commercial hubs along the way, MacLeod Trail runs from Downtown to Calgary South, swiping your credit card as you go. In the north west of the city you’ll find Montgomery. The trendy up and coming district is home to some top dining, the beautiful Bow River, and two oases of tranquility - Shouldice and Montgomery Parks.How to get to CalgaryWith flights to and from most major destinations throughout the world, Calgary International Airport will be the main gateway into the region for most visitors. It's just 10 miles away from the city’s bustling core, so getting from the airport to your hotel is easy. The Route 300 Calgary Transit bus whisks visitors from the airport and into Downtown Calgary in a breezy 30-45 minutes, while taxis and private transfers are quicker still. From there you can hop on a C-Train from nearby Erlton Station, and make connections to the rest of the city via the well-connected underground network.