Calgary has a reputation for unstoppable energy, with world-renowned events, adrenaline-packed attractions, a history rich with entrepreneurial spirit, an enthusiastic cultural scene and some of the world’s finest outdoor recreation opportunities. No matter the season, there is always something exciting happening here — from an array of music, food and cultural festivals all summer long, to professional sporting events, concerts and of course the world-famous Calgary Stampede.
Whatever the season, whatever the reason, let them be part of the energy that is Calgary!
Winter in Calgary is hot.
Any city that can successfully host one of the best Winter Olympic Games ever must know a thing or two about winter excitement. Skate at the Olympic Oval, home to some of Canada’s greatest speed skaters. Catch a home game of Calgary’s NHL team, the Calgary Flames. Catch big air on Canada’s largest half-pipe or experience the exhilaration of a real bobsleigh or luge ride at Canada Olympic Park. And that’s just within Calgary city limits!
Just over an hour west of the city, the magnificent Rocky Mountains offer some of the world’s best downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even dog-sledding!
Winter in and around Calgary is hot with exciting recreation and incentive travel opportunities.
Warm western welcomes.
Calgary is alive with energy all year round. But for ten incredible days in July, everything gets cranked up a few notches and that intensity carries on throughout the whole summer. We’re talking, of course, about The Calgary Stampede – The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth. You’ll wave, hoot and holler on the sidelines of one of Canada’s most decked-out parades. You’ll flip over free, western-style pancake breakfasts served daily all over the city. You’ll feel your heart race as you watch one of the roughest and richest rodeos, the world’s top chuckwagon races, the nightly grandstand show and North America’s largest mobile midway.
And just when you thought you’d seen and done it all, you’ll be swept away on a western beat, and find yourself dancing and celebrating until the wee hours. It’s all part of an experience that locals call “Stampeding” — and you can’t do it anywhere but in Calgary!
Mountains of memories.
Calgary is set on a backdrop of mountain majesty. Just over an hour from the city limits, you can test your own limits with hiking, climbing, camping, whitewater rafting and a myriad of other outdoor adventures. And, if a more relaxed pace is more your style, the Alberta Rockies are more than happy to oblige with breathtaking scenery, cool glacial lakes and waterfalls to picnic by, abundant wildlife sightings and a host of interesting historical and cultural stops in and around the towns of Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise. Soak in a natural hot spring. Ride a chairlift to one of the world’s best Grizzly Bear viewing locations. Or set foot on a glacier.
Whatever your desire, a Rocky Mountain excursion from Calgary is sure to provide mountains of wonderful memories.