Though Calgary is a bona fide cosmopolitan city with enough amazing architecture, art, bars and restaurants to keep you entertained for an entire trip, it’s also home to epic outdoor adventures in Banff and Jasper National Parks, just a short road trip away from the comforts of the city.
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WHEN TO GO
June – Aug.: Weather is at its warmest, and the city hosts a number of seasonal events.
Nov. – March: Winter temps are frigid and snow is frequent which generally drives down prices, however, this is peak season for winter sports fans.
NEED TO KNOW
Money: The local currency is the Canadian dollar ($). The easiest way to obtain currency is to withdraw cash via ATMs, which are widely available. Visas: For current information on passport and visa requirements for entering Canada, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. Travel Health: Travelers (including Canadian citizens) should check with the Government of Canada for the most current information on who can enter Canada, COVID-19 testing requirements, quarantine requirements, and other COVID-19 impacts on travel within the country. Before traveling, research and prepare for what to do if you get sick while away
Getting Here: Calgary is served by YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC).
Getting Around: Public transit, taxis, ride shares, shuttles and rental cars are all easily accessible to visitors. The city also offers extensive cycle paths and pedestrian walkways, if you prefer to travel on foot or by bike. If you rent a car or drive your own vehicle here in winter, make sure you have snow tires.
Local Lingo: English and French are Canada’s two official languages; English is the most prevalent of the two. Cowtown / Stampede City: Two of Calgary’s nicknames, both nods to its western cultural influences, and famed Calgary Stampede rodeo.
Must-Have Apps: Uber; Travel Smart
Insider Tips: Pancake lovers, rejoice! More than 200,000 of the fluffy delights are flipped on street corners throughout town every morning. The best part? They’re free!