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Canada Holidays - Calgary

Calgary Holidays

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Book any of our Calgary holidays and you'll soon be heading off to Alberta’s largest city, where you'll be greeted with a warm, western welcome.

Set dramatically between prairies and mountain peaks, Calgary is rich with beautiful landscapes, skylines and a dynamic array of experiences that allow travelers to live in the moment. It is a destination that exceptionally balances the Canadian story – a vibrant city with world class attractions and festivals, culinary experiences and opportunities for endless adventure set against a backdrop of natural wonders.

Home to rich cultural heritage, a holiday to Calgary will delight you at every turn. Stroll the city streets and learn the history of the impressive public art. Or explore the electric neighbourhoods and connect with the friendly locals, who will welcome you as one of their own.

Calgary has gained a reputation as a great city to visit for those who love food and drink. From food trucks to fine dining, craft breweries to distilleries, Calgary’s vibrant culinary scene reflects fresh farm to table products and passionate food artisans.

As the sunniest city in Canada, Calgary features outdoor activities and urban adventure year- round Walk, bicycle or take a guided segue tour along the the largest urban pathway system in the world, approximately 1000km. Or enjoy leisure along the mighty Bow River, home to river surfers, some of the best fly fishing in the world, float trips and canoeing. Also a premier destination in the winter, Calgary features skiing, snowboarding on the longest half pipe in North America, ice-skating, bob sleigh and much more to active visitors.

From international music headliners to live theatre, Calgary hosts over 150 festivals and world-class events every year. Of course, we cannot talk about iconic events in Calgary without mentioning ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’ the Calgary Stampede. For the ultimate western experience, visit Calgary during this 10-day festival each July. With signature experiences such as the afternoon rodeo and evening chuckwagons and grandstand show, paired with the excitement offered throughout the park including a midway, Indigenous village and agricultural exhibits, the Calgary Stampede is a must-see event.

Calgary is your basecamp for Alberta adventure and some of Canada’s best preserved cultural and heritage sites. At the heart of four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Calgary is an ideal base camp to explore where dinosaurs once roamed at Dinosaur Provincial Park or learn about indigenous culture at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Calgary is the perfect complement to any Alberta adventure.

Is it time for you to experience the most exciting city in Western Canada? Our travel experts can tailor-make your holiday down to the finest of details, from your accommodation to flight upgrades. Your own personal advisor will be delighted to create an itinerary to best suit your requirements, and our low deposits and payment plans mean that your dream holiday can be just around the corner.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your Calgary holiday today.

5 Places to Visit

Calgary Stampede - This iconic celebration of western history and culture is unrivaled for variety and excitement. Enjoy the excitement of the infield events or the Rangeland Derby chuckwagon races. Then as the sun goes down, the stars come out for high-energy outdoor stage show featuring hundreds of singers, dancers, and musicians who dazzle and delight audiences of all ages, ending the evening with a display of electrifying fireworks.
Calgary Food Tours - Eat. Engage. Explore. Calgary Food Tours takes you to Calgary’s most interesting neighbourhoods to experience culinary delights and meet local food artisans who are truly passionate about their craft. Each tour visits between five and eight stops in a different neighbourhood to sip, sample and savour through.
Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre – Celebrating the history of Canadian music, Studio Bell features five floors of interactive displays and exhibits. Rock out on an electric guitar, learn to play the drums or make a demo in a real sound booth, Located in the eclectic East Village neighbourhood, Studio Bell is an architectural masterpiece that’s story is as unique it’s music.
Calgary Tower – Standing 191 metres above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower has been an icon in the city skyline for 50 years! Step out onto the glass floor and watch the hustle and bustle of the city 160 metres below or take an interactive tour to learn about the history and some surprising secrets about Calgary. With the highest 360˚ observation deck in the world, the panoramic city view is an experience above the rest.
Heritage Park – Canada’s largest living history museum is where you may meet traders, First Nations people, railway workers and prairie town folk, while exploring over 180 building and exhibits on 127 acres. It’s “How the West was Once”.

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Calgary Highlights

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Calgary Stampede

Catch the Evening show every night during the 10-day celebration. You can enjoy The GMC Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon Races where 36 chuckwagons race around the tracks for the chance to win $1 million in prize money. The evening show also includes the TransAlta Grandstand Show – a mix of comedy, song and dance collaborations, and acrobatics along with an awe-inspiring fireworks show.

When to Visit
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  • Currency Canadian Dollars ($)
  • Travel Time Around 9 and a half hours
  • Language English
  • British Citizens don’t usually need a visa to visit Canada for short periods, but you’ll need to get an Electronic Travel Authorisation before you travel. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.
Calgary is an underrated cultural hub, with countless new restaurants and craft breweries popping up all the time.
Adla - Senior Canada Travel Specialist