Gateway to the Rockies

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
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -7 hours
  • 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
  • Flight Time Approx 9 hours; direct flights from the UK to Calgary are available
  • Health Information No vaccinations required

Top Tips from our Experts

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

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

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