When to find the cheapest flights to Calgary
Calgary guide: how to get there, what to see
|Calgary city centre|
|Calgary International Airport (YYC): 6 mi from city centre|
Flights to Calgary: practical information
Cheap airlines to Calgary
Gearing up for a holiday in Calgary? It's a gem of a Canadian city with a lot on offer. Start your trip planning with cheap flights to Calgary International Airport (YYC) with Air Canada or British Airways. For the cheapest flights to Calgary, try Thomas Cook Airlines.
When to book flights to Calgary
Calgary is a long way from the UK so make sure you book your flight tickets at least 6 months in advance for the cheapest Calgary flight fares. Calgary is as popular in winter as it is in summer. The stampede also attracts thousands.
- Peak season: Winter, summer and during the Calgary Stampede
- Low season: Spring and fall.
Flights to Calgary take at least 8 hours 45 minutes from London.
Experience Calgary: what to see, what to do
In winter Calgary is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains ski resorts. In summer the city comes alive when the annual stampede rolls into town. With great parks, avenues and attractions, Calgary is a Canadian must.
Essentials in Calgary
Prince's Island Park: This is the city's largest inner-city park and is a great spot for walking and spending some time outdoors. In summer, don't miss Shakespeare in the Park and the Calgary Folk Music Festival.
Stampede Grounds: If you're not in town during the Stampede in July don't miss out on the action, visit the grounds in the off-season in Victoria Park.
Chinatown: Canada's third largest Chinatown is located in the northern part of Calgary along Centre Street S. It's the best place to get your hands on authentic Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese food. The streets are lined in shops, cultural centres and tasty restaurants.
Find more information on Visit Calgary.
Accommodations in Calgary
Calgary has a fine range of hotels in the budget, mid-range and luxury price points. For budget travellers, stick to hostels or dorm-style accommodations at the colleges and universities. In the mid-range, expect the usual chain hotels in Calgary.
Calgary in the Traveller's Magazine
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