• Calgary Skyline, Calgary, Alberta

Calgary Holidays

Set against the backdrop of the Canadian Rockies, Calgary is the home of cowboys and its western history can be seen all around the city. Yet its impressive skyline and modern streets tell another story: one of a vibrant and thriving modern-day city. See it for yourself and discover the city’s whole story on a Calgary holiday.

Why not start your Calgary holiday by getting the lay of the land? Standing 191 metres above downtown Calgary, Calgary Tower’s Observation Deck awaits with 360 ̊ views over the city. Once you’ve seen it from above, you’re ready to dive into the city’s heart. Explore downtown, with its incredible dining, shopping and entertainment, then make a stop at the impressive Studio Bell, home to the National Music Institution, to explore Calgary’s rich musical heritage on a guided tour. For adventurers with a love of adrenaline, a visit to Canada’s Olympic Park is a must. Built for the 1988 Winter Olympics, the park is now open for everyone to enjoy, boasting zip lines, summer bobsled, a tube park and mini golf during the summer months.

Lose yourself in Calgary

The Bow River runs through the city, offering up an aqua-blue oasis and an abundance of wildlife. Take to the Bow River Pathway, following as the water meanders its way through Calgary. Along the way, walk across the unique webbed structure of Peace Bridge, it’s iconic red hue mirroring that of the Canadian flag, to Prince’s Island Park. A world away from the buzz of the city, the park’s a haven of flora and fauna surrounded by the river’s flowing water.

Calgary is the perfect gateway to the Rocky Mountains, so why not combine your Calgary holiday with a Rockies adventure? Head to Banff and take in the incredible mountainous vistas from the Banff Gondola and canoe the stunningly turquoise waters of nearby Lake Louise.

Destination Highlights
  • Experience the iconic Calgary Stampede, a 10 day celebration of the area’s Wild West culture
  • Discover Calgary's history at the Heritage Park Historical Village, a living museum where the past comes to life
  • See the city from 191 metres above at Calgary Tower
  • Get your adrenaline pumping at Canada Olympic Park with a range of winter and summer sports activities

Time Zone

GMT -7 hours

Flight Time

Approx 9 hours; British Airways and Air Canada both offer direct flights from London heathrow. Air Transat also fly direct twice weekly from London Gatwick. Indirect options are also available.

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

Health Information

No vaccinations required

Types of Calgary holidays

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Calgary Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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