Downtown Calgary

Calgary
Glenbow Museum showing interior views as well as a large group of people

Discover a city where cowboys have left a permanent mark on a modern center. Come at the right time to see a show about its Western roots.

Downtown Calgary in Canada’s western province of Alberta is an interesting blend of modern skyscrapers and older stone buildings. Oil production has been a key part of the province’s economy since the early 1900s; many of the newer downtown buildings are connected to the oil industry. Ranches and farming are also big business. Visit Downtown Calgary in July to see what’s been called the greatest outdoor show on Earth, the Calgary Stampede.

The rodeo and exhibition are centered at Stampede Park just south of downtown. Walk or bike practically anywhere in the city over its flat terrain. Look for Historic City Hall, built in 1911 from locally sourced sandstone.

You won’t miss Calgary Tower dominating the cityscape. At a height of 627 feet (191 meters), it’s an excellent vantage point to look over the city and see the Rocky Mountains in the distance. Across the street from the tower is Glenbow, a museum that provides a focus on Western Canadian history through art and publications.

The pedestrian area of Stephen Avenue has a wide array of stores and restaurants. Notice the older sandstone and limestone buildings such as Hudson’s Bay Company and Bank of Montreal Building. In the area is The CORE Shopping Centre with the Devonian Gardens inside the complex. Garden admission is free, to see fishponds, a huge living wall and over 500 trees.

Visit the Chinese Cultural Centre in the Chinatown section of Downtown Calgary. The center’s main hall has a stunning collection of more than 500 dragons. Stroll through peaceful Sien Lok Park bordering the Bow River, one of the city’s two waterways.

Fly to Calgary International Airport from major cities in Canada and the United States. Drive about 20 minutes or travel bus in less than an hour to get to Downtown Calgary from the airport.


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Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
888 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3J3
The price is $103 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Calgary. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.9/5 Good! (961 reviews)
"Great room for a decent price would stay here again"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
Best Western Plus Suites Downtown
Best Western Plus Suites Downtown
2.5 out of 5
1330 8th Street S.W., Calgary, AB, T2R 1B6
The price is $106 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Calgary. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a health club. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (986 reviews)
"Great place and service for the money."

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Best Western Plus Suites Downtown
Alt Hotel Calgary East Village
Alt Hotel Calgary East Village
3.5 out of 5
635 Confluence Way SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 0G1
The price is $132 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 25
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Calgary. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (941 reviews)
"I like it!"

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Alt Hotel Calgary East Village
Hotel Arts
Hotel Arts
4 out of 5
119 12th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2R 0G8
The price is $157 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Calgary. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (999 reviews)
"Hotel was overall pretty good, but they clearly aren't offering high enough wages for restaurant staff as they were severely understaffed. Rather than offer higher wages, they significantly reduced services to the point that there's effectively no restaurant on site."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Hotel Arts
Hyatt Regency Calgary
Hyatt Regency Calgary
4 out of 5
700 Centre Street SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 5P6
Fully refundable
The price is $159 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Calgary. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (982 reviews)
"The downtown location is still the best i feel. I live in Calgary & use as a base location for date night. Many restaurants, bars on said locale. You want quiet, its here, want loud, a block or 2 away."

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Hyatt Regency Calgary
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 5A6
The price is $152 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Calgary. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (988 reviews)
"Great location, clean and modern. Homeless people everywhere downtown, problem in Calgary not the hotel"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
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