Sunrises in Calgary are spectacular, when the gleaming skyscrapers are silhouetted against the white peaks of the Rockies. This city of big business and small-town prairie life feeds our fascination with the Canadian Wild West, while keeping us entranced with all the draws of a burgeoning city.
We love imagining what life was like pre-1914 at the Heritage Park Historical Village. The park’s restored buildings, characters in heritage costume and working steam locomotive are the perfect environments for practicing our cowboy swagger.
Autumn days remain warm and outdoor activities possible well into autumn. The vegetation changes to the colours of autumn by October and numerous harvest festivals occur. Snow begins to fall by November.
We love visiting Alberta from June to September when the temperatures are comfortably hot and the days long and sunny. Outdoor activities like hiking and camping are easily available and the cities host numerous festivals.
Alberta’s very cold winters quite often extend into spring, especially throughout March. Spring can be damp but brings lush vegetation to the plentiful forests and parks around Alberta.
Long, sunny days are the norm in Alberta throughout the summer months. From June the temperatures rise and tourists and locals alive flock to the parks, lakes, campgrounds, and golf courses throughout the region.
Alberta becomes a winter wonderland from about November through February. The snowy weather is stunning, with snow-capped mountains and frozen lakes. Temperatures are well below freezing, especially during January and February, but most days have clear, blue skies.View all hotels in Calgary