In whichever of IHG’s eight Calgary hotels you choose to stay, you are sure to be impressed by this bold city. A popular destination amongst business travellers and adventure seekers alike, Calgary has evolved from ‘cow town’ to boom town. Thriving oil and gas industries have helped it become one of Canada’s largest cities; however, the heart and soul of the area can be traced to its cowboy heritage.
The Calgary Stampede is a 10 day outdoor show held in July that celebrates everything cowboy, so pack your Stetson and boots and join in the fun just like a local. Alternatively grab your outdoor clothes and a camera and take time to explore the magnificent prairie scenery. A tour of the glaciers, mountain lakes and waterfalls of the Rockies is also sure to take your breath away. Over at the Calgary Olympic Park you can browse the Hall of Fame and immerse yourself in 1988 Olympic trivia, or jump right into the action with a bobsleigh ride, skiing and snowboarding in winter, or mountain biking in summer.
Aside from the hustle and bustle of business and leisure pursuits, the city boasts an excellent dining scene. Indulge your appetite with everything from drive-in burgers, hot dogs and steaks to Asian tapas and noodles, Lebanese, Italian and Greek delicacies, as well as a selection of fish and seafood restaurants.
Arts and culture enthusiasts will enjoy stepping back into Calgary’s past at the Heritage Park Historical Village. The Glenbow Museum is also a popular stop off for those wanting to understand more about the city’s roots. With such a high standard of contemporary works on display, the Art Gallery of Calgary is also a must visit. Alternatively, catch an outdoor Shakespeare performance in the grass covered amphitheater at Prince’s Island Park.
Whether you want to work, relax or have fun, you will be perfectly placed to take full advantage of this dynamic city when you choose one of IHG’s hotels in Calgary. Offering quality accommodation at great prices, why not book your stay with IHG today?