There’s a place in Canada that caters to the bucking bronco rider, nightlife seeker and families alike. Where is this fantasy-like place you ask? The Stampede City – aka Calgary, Alberta in Canada!
Calgary’s four-season climate offers you tons of outdoor activities for some adventure. Its city life is alive and buzzing, but just a short drive away is the tranquil and scenic Rockies and Badlands.
Visit Calgary any time of year for an unforgettable getaway. Check out our list of must-experience tours and activities:
Tour the City
Enjoy Southern hospitality mixed with urban flair in the city. Sandstone buildings, live theatre shows, boutiques and amazing cuisine await you. Not sure where to start? Check out some tours:
GyPSy Guide - Travel at your leisure using this easy-to-use GPS guide. Attach it to your dashboard and get the heads up on attractions to check out as you approach them.
City Sightseeing Tour - Want to hear detailed descriptions of everything you see? Take a tour with a professional guide. Sports fanatics will really enjoy the visit to popular Olympics Park!
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Awed by nature? She’s saved her most breathtaking sights for Calgary visitors. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts don’t want to miss:
Rocky Mountains & Lake Tour (apply Viator coupons to save 7%) – When looking at sights like vast Lake Louise with mountains in the background, most people momentarily forget to breath or blink. This tour with Viator includes a guided day excursion, lunch and transportation to all sights in a coach.
Walking or Bike Riding – With over 400km worth of paved pathways offering gorgeous scenic routes, get some fresh air and amazing photos. Be sure to venture along Bow and Elbow River valleys for breathtaking nature views.
Skiing – What would a Calgary visit be without visiting the slopes? Don’t worry, there are hills for both the professional and newbie. Visit known ski hills like Lake Louise, Nakiska or Sunshine – they each offer ski passes for two or three days so you can go at your leisure.
Dog Sledding – If you’ve never done this before, Calgary is the place to try it! Visit Canmore or Lake Louise for services. Get lessons on harnessing, hooking up and steering the dogs like a pro!
There are tons of live theatre shows to take in – one of the most-raved about is the Calgary Stampede Show (operates during mid July). It includes chuckwagan races, riding tricks, live music and more!
Visit Stephen Walk Avenue, the pedestrian-only street, and eat at any of the delicious restaurants. Shop at the boutiques along the strip and enjoy a drink afterwards at some of the best bars including Rococo or The Unicorn.
For a more cultural experience, be sure to stroll streets like Bridgeland (Italian restaurants) or Chinatown. Or if you’re feelin’ lucky, head over to Elbow River or Deer Casino and enjoy live entertainment as you play.
Put Yourself Near the Action
Want to stay in the city so you’re near all this action? Choose these hotels that are either in the heart of the city or a short drive away! Click on the hotel of your choice to be directed to booking that includes our exclusive 5% off deal from Orbtiz coupons.
- Hyatt Regency Calgary – Gorgeous mountain & lake views plus just 0.6 miles from the city.
- Ramada Hotel Downtown Calgary – Considered one of Calgary’s best value hotels that puts you minutes away from it all.
- Calgary Marriott Hotel – Just walking distance from shopping, dining and business districts.
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A Healthy Trip
One thing you’ll notice about Calgary is how fresh the air smells, clean the streets are and best of all, how amazing the food tastes. There’s a reason for all that!
Calgary is known as one of the cleanest cities in the world. Many merchants have switched to eco-friendly business practices and most restaurants are part of the Dine Alberta Program – they’re committed to using 70% local ingredients.
To travel from city to city, take the CTrain. It has a cheap fare and it’s powered by 100% wind-generated electricity.
Calgary awaits you! So, when are you planning on heading there?