The host of the 1988 Winter Olympics, the modern city of Calgary is often defined by its proximity to the Canadian Rockies, but any visitor to the city is quick to discover that the party has not died down since then. This warm and welcoming cosmopolitan destination offers a wide variety of activities to suit travelers of any age. IHG® can help you discover cozy accommodations that suit your needs while you explore Calgary.
Things to See
Get the bird’s eye introduction to Calgary’s city grid with a ride to the top of the iconic Calgary Tower—from there, the 360 degree panoramas will have you oriented in no time. The Fort Calgary Museum brings the city’s past to life, while the Canada Olympic Park means adventurous fun for the whole family. Whether you’ve mustered up the courage to try ziplining or you’re ready to strap on a snowboard for the first time, the Olympic Park is full of heart-pumping activities. For something more low key, the Fish Creek Provincial Park offers picnic areas and miles of trails, or simply soak in the atmosphere of Stephen Avenue’s historic brick buildings and cobblestones. Additionally, be sure to check out the Chinook or Southcentre Malls, the Calgary Farmers’ Market, and the 17th Ave Retail and Entertainment District for grade-A shopping experiences.
Hotels in Calgary
IHG® has many hotels in Calgary, Alberta, each as unique as the areas Calgary has to offer with comfort and convenience at the forefront. Narrow down your choices effortlessly when you book your room directly with IHG®, where you’ll find booking is simple and efficient.
Where to Stay
We offer several hotels close to Calgary’s main airport and transit system as well as attractions such as malls, casinos, and downtown. Whether you want to be in the middle of the action to experience Calgary's legendary nightlife or a little farther from the hustle and bustle, IHG® offers hotels both family-friendly and suitable for couples.
How to Get to Calgary
You’ll find Calgary about one hour east of the Rockies, at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and the QE2 Highway. Most people fly into the Calgary, Alberta airport, known as the Calgary International Airport (YYC). Once you’ve touched down, you have many options for getting around. From buses, taxis, and shuttles (some provided free by your IHG® hotel) to Calgary’s light rail transit (LRT) system, getting around is quite easy anyway, but their numbered street system makes it even simpler. Outlaid on a grid, the street system featured numbered streets that run north-south and avenues that run east-west.
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