The site of the 1988 Winter Olympics, Calgary offers the perfect blend of winter sports, breathtaking scenery and a fascinating range of museums in its hospitable city centre. Calgary’s popularity is enhanced by being the gateway to the spectacular Rocky Mountains and the Banff National Park, a vast outdoor space where you can revel in the natural variety that Canada has to offer. It is also within driving distance of Drumheller in the ‘badlands’, home to hiking trails and dinosaur bones. With an attractive downtown area containing plentiful green spaces and upmarket areas filled with boutiques and bars, Calgary is an essential stop on any Canadian itinerary.

Where to Book

  • Rafting the Bow River in Calgary - Travel Alberta/George Simhoni

  • Steam boat in Calgary Heritage Park Historical Village

  • Fun at the Family of Man sculpture in Downtown Calgary - Travel Alberta

  • Poppy Plaza in Downtown Calgary - Tourism Calgary

  • Bow River and Downtown Calgary viewed from underneath Peace Bridge - Youn Park

  • Aerial view during Calgary Folk Festival - Tourism Calgary

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • -5℃
  • -1℃
  • 5℃
  • 10℃
  • 14℃
  • 17℃
  • 17℃
  • 12℃
  • 6℃
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  • -6℃
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  • 1
  • 4
  • 10
  • 16
  • 19
  • 15
  • 14
  • 12
  • 7
  • 4
  • 1

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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