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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
The price is $80 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Downtown Calgary, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sitting Eagle Statue and 17 Avenue SW. Calgary Tower and Calgary Telus Convention ...
3.5/5Good! (1,014 reviews)
"Nice rooms. Little sketchy area but over all good hotel"

Reviewed on May 8, 2021

Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
The Fairmont Palliser
The Fairmont Palliser
4 out of 5
133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
The price is $118 per night from May 14 to May 14
Located in Downtown Calgary, this spa hotel is steps from Vertigo Theatre and Calgary Tower. Calgary Telus Convention Centre and Bow Valley College are also ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,241 reviews)
"Lovely stay"

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

The Fairmont Palliser
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
4 out of 5
255 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB
The price is $124 per night from May 14 to May 14
Located in Downtown Calgary, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Eau Claire Market Mall, Calgary Tower, and Calgary Telus Convention Centre. Bow Valley College ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (989 reviews)
"I always enjoy staying here. I took my kids here for a night just to get out of the house. Only thing we can do, it seems."

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
Hyatt Regency Calgary
Hyatt Regency Calgary
4 out of 5
700 Centre Street SE, Calgary, AB
The price is $97 per night from May 14 to May 14
Located in Downtown Calgary, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Calgary Tower, Theatre Calgary, and Calgary Central Library. Calgary Chinese Cultural ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (988 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel. Friendly, professional and very helofu staff. Very quick response to any questions. Time in the pool on my own (due to Covid guidelines) was wonderful!"

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

Hyatt Regency Calgary
Hotel Arts
Hotel Arts
4 out of 5
119 12th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
The price is $139 per night from May 10 to May 10
Located in Beltline, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Central Memorial Park, Calgary Tower, and 17 Avenue SW. BMO Centre and Calgary Telus Convention ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,379 reviews)
"Staff was and always is excellent underground parking is great downtown"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2021

Hotel Arts
Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown
Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown
3.5 out of 5
209-4th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $78 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in Downtown Calgary, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Calgary Telus Convention Centre and Calgary Tower. Stampede Park and Scotiabank ...
4.3/5Excellent! (991 reviews)
"This place was great. The on site parking was nice. The staff were amazing, so helpful and friendly. The place was clean and upgraded inside. Location was also good, being so close to the river and down town. Would definitely stay again!"

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown
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