• Calgary Skyline, Calgary, Alberta

Calgary Holidays

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. This is the perfect starting point to your Rockies adventure, as Calgary is nestled in between the Rocky Mountains and the Vast Canadian Plains, there is no better gateway. This was once sleepy a village but today it's a bustling city known as the cowboy capital of Canada. 

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.  

Destination Highlights
  • Watch the Calgary Stampede in July
  • Explore Fort Calagry
  • Shop tax free at the Chinook Centre
  • Visit Olympic Park
  • Step back in time at Heritage Park

Time Zone

GMT -7 hours

Flight Time

Approx 9 hours; British Airways and Air Canada both offer direct flights from London heathrow. Air Transat also fly direct twice weekly from London Gatwick. Indirect options are also available.

Currency

CAD - Canadian Dollar

Visa Information

Please ensure you have a valid electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to your departure to Canada. Please check with the Canadian Embassy for all Visa FAQ’s

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations required

Being a year round destination Calgary has something to offer for every season. With countless activities and incredible landscapes, Calgary is here to be discovered.

  • Calgary Tower

    For 360° panoramic view of Calgary take the elevator 191 metres above downtown, you be able to see the majestic Rocky Mountains, foothills and prairies on a clear day. Feeling brave? Stand on the glass floor to watch the streets below.

  • Heritage Park

    Enjoy a full day filled with adventure and discovery. The ark covers 127 acres, including a paddlewheeler and authentic steam train. Try the baked goods from the bakery, take a wagon ride and check out Gasoline Alley Museum. Period costumed townsfolk stroll through the park to bring history to life.

  • Calgary Stampede in Calgary Alberta

    Calgary Stampede

    Known as the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" the Calgary Stampede is North America's premier rodeo and western festival. It takes place for 10 days July. With live music, chuck wagon racing and some of the most unique food, this is a show not to be missed.

  • Olympic Park

    Home of the 1988 Winter Olympics, the park still boost the jaw dropping ski jump and bobsled track that was used during the filming of the movie Cool Runnings. Open year offering zip lines, summer bobsled, mini golf during the summer and a tube park, public bobsled and luge during the winter months.

  • Rocky Mountaineer at Ottertail Creek British Columbia

    Rocky Mountaineer

    Experience the most spectacular train trip in the world, aboard the legendary Rocky Mountaineer. You'll be transported through the magnificent Canadian Rockies and be left with a lifetime of memories.

  • Shopping

    The combination of no sales tax, being pedestrian friendly and great shops makes Calgary the perfect place for retail therapy. The Chinook Centre is the biggest mall in the city and boasts plenty of designer and high street brands.

  • Charlie, Destination Manager

    Charlie

    Destination Manager

    "Book your Calgary Stampede package before you travel, make sure you buy yourself a cowboy hat otherwise you'll feel left out. Also try some of the most unusual food like deep fried jello balls."

  • Valerie, Destination Specialist

    Valerie

    Destination Specialist

    "Be brave stand on the glass floor on top of the Calgary Tower and watch people and cars pass below you."

Types of Calgary holidays

Calgary Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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