When you fly to Calgary International Airport (YYC), you ll find yourself in a highly convenient gateway to the Rockies. Many people bypass Calgary on their way to mountain resorts like Banff and Jasper - but the city itself is a congenial and cultural destination, with much to offer the visitor.
Following your flight to Calgary International Airport (YYC), take a 20 minute taxi ride, a private shuttle or the Calgary Transit bus 300 for an easy journey into downtown. Get your bearings from the Calgary Tower, which offers impressive views, and then head down historic Stephen Avenue Walk to explore a myriad of boutiques and restaurants.
Glenbow Museum is huge, with multiple floors of interesting local history exhibits, while the Telus Spark is a hands-on science center that the kids will adore. For an insight into pre-city history, check out Fort Calgary Historic Park, and don't miss the world class Calgary Zoo with its prehistoric park.
At the east of the Beltline, no trip to Calgary would be complete without taking in the Stampede Grounds, home of the world famous Calgary Stampede.
At Canada Olympic Park you can tour the site of the 98 Winter Olympics as well as watch skiers and snowboarders at work.
Just across the Bow River from downtown is Princes Island Park, offering lovely views of the city and many outdoor performances and events.
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