Enjoy laidback Western hospitality at our welcoming hotels in Calgary, the Alberta city that locals still call “Cowtown.” Explore the history of western Canada at the impressive Glenbow Museum or join Calgarians at the Calgary Stampede, the self-proclaimed “greatest outdoor show on earth.”
From our Calgary hotels, it’s easy to make your way around via the city’s expanding and inexpensive C-Train light rail transit. Zip downtown to the Calgary Tower, where from 525 feet up you can survey the city skyline and the Rocky Mountains on the horizon. The art and artifact collections in the world-class Glenbow Museum nearby tell the story of the civilizations who settled in western Canada—from native North American tribes to settlers to explorers. Families flock to the Calgary Zoo, east of downtown and a convenient stop on the light rail line. It’s home to more than a thousand creatures amid six stunning acres of botanical gardens. The African Savannah exhibit has an indoor pool where playful hippos frolic during the Canadian winters.
Guests staying in our hotels in Calgary during July’s Calgary Stampede get a big dose of cowboy culture—and free breakfast around the city—during the 10-day festival of rodeo, carnival rides, and animal shows. For year-round dining and nightlife, residents head for the Red Mile, an eight-block concentration of casual restaurants and decidedly raucous bars and nightclubs southwest of downtown and close to our Calgary hotels.
Book a room at one of our Holiday Inn® Calgary hotels in July for roping, wrangling and rodeo during the Calgary Stampede, or in winter to ski, snowboard or even bobsled at venues built for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games at Canada Olympic Park, just west of Calgary.