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Calgary travel tips

Calgary: sun or snow

Calgary is a multi-cultural city: over 120 languages are spoken here. The city boasts great shopping districts, top restaurants, beautiful nature with rivers and hiking trails in and around the city, and enough sights to make any vacation seem too short.

Calgary is the sunniest city in Canada and the gateway to the Rocky Mountains.

The best time to visit the city is between June and August to make the most of local events and warmer summer weather. For skiing and winter sports in general November to March is the best time to head to the region.

Accommodation, getting there and around

US citizens do not need a visa to enter Canada as a tourist. Passports should be valid.

In the downtown area there are modern city hotels, boutique hotels, spa hotels and hostels.

The ride from airport to the city center takes only 20 minutes. Transit Bus 300 (Route 300 - BRT Airport / City) will take you downtown for ca. 9.50 Canadian dollars. Cabs are available for about 40 CAD.