Wild, traditional, urban

Calgary has everything a modern city needs to attract visitors: an impressive skyline, a vibrant nightlife scene, plenty of green spaces, a zoo, an amusement park and the Rock Mountains very close by.

The city’s most popular landmark is the Calgary Tower (627 ft), which offers visitors stunning views of the city and the Rocky Mountains. The Canadian Rockies usually offer perfect weather conditions for hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Given the region’s diverse national parks with breath-taking flora and fauna, you will definitely feel spoilt for choice. Banff National Park is right around the corner from Calgary and is home to the famous towns of Banff and Lake Louise and the beautiful Moraine Lake. Glacier National Park and Jasper National Park are also stunningly beautiful. The latter is home to Mount Columbia that peaks at 12,294 feet and is the highest point in Alberta. A trip to Calgary can easily be combined with a visit to Vancouver on the West Coast. The route is an ideal road trip for all nature lovers.

Facts & figures

  • Flight time 10:00 h
  • Distance 7770 km
  • Current time 13:53
  • Airport YYC
  • Language English
  • Currency CAD

Edelweiss tips for Calgary

Sightseeing in your Calgary holidays

  • The best view of the Calgary skyline is from Scotsman's Hill. It is located directly behind the ice hockey stadium. If you want to get even higher, you can visit the Calgary Tower. View in maps
  • Via the futuristic Peace Bridge, which was only inaugurated in 2012, one reaches Prince's Island Park, a small island directly in the Bow River. Here you can switch off from hectic city life and watch squirrels. View in maps
  • After a short drive (60 miles) from Calgary you reach the village of Banff in the middle of the national park of the same name. Most of the places of interest are in the immediate vicinity of Banff or north of it. A very famous photo motive is the Moraine Lake. View in maps
  • If you are lucky, you might meet a bear crossing the road. But it is also worthwhile to look out for moose, bighorn sheep, coyotes, eagles and many other animals.
  • Besides Banff National Park, the Glacier National Park and Jasper National Park are also stunningly beautiful. These national parks treat visitors to spectacular vistas of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and their breath-taking expanses. View in maps

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