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Inside Background
Amongst the towering modern skyscrapers one can see Calgary's architectural...
Last edited: 26 March 2014
Calgary is a modern city with a melting pot population. In recent years, it has...
Last edited: 02 September 2008
Most visits to Calgary are trouble-free.  Nevertheless, the following safety...
Last edited: 23 June 2011
Fort Calgary Although fur traders such as David Thompson and Peter Fidler may...
Last edited: 07 October 2007
Calgary has a number of different faces and areas that all represent different...
Last edited: 13 December 2011
Calgary is Awesome is an online blog that provides locals and tourists alike...
Last edited: 11 January 2013
Calgary's official tourist board is Tourism Calgary; the website is...
Last edited: 13 September 2010
Weather Calgary's weather is quite unusual compared to the weather in the rest...
Last edited: 28 March 2013
For the sharp-eyed traveller who plans ahead, the internet can be the key to...
Last edited: 12 November 2007
For a list of free activities in Calgary, see Calgary: Free Activities. All...
Last edited: 11 March 2013
Calgary has many exciting attractions for visitors to enjoy and see. The...
Last edited: 11 May 2014
Sometimes an image or a story suddenly flashes across the internet. A friend...
Last edited: 21 June 2011
Ever go to a lovely tourist destination only to discover that it's in the midst...
Last edited: 22 June 2013
Traffic cameras The City of Calgary has a network of traffic cameras. They can...
Last edited: 24 March 2014
Campgrounds in & near major cities have the deck stacked against them, to...
Last edited: 07 June 2014
Background If you will be a first time visitor to Calgary, check out the...
Last edited: 08 May 2013
The best location in which to stay depends on why you are visiting Calgary...
Last edited: 08 April 2014
Calgary is a major gateway to Banff and the Rocky Mountains, which are 1.5...
Last edited: 01 October 2008
Music can define a destination, or be a pleasant way to get a new perspective...
Last edited: 28 October 2011
Lunchbox Theatre - The world's longest-running lunchtime theatre, Calgary's...
Last edited: 15 August 2010
Here are some notes and links regarding the accessibility of various Calgary...
Last edited: 05 December 2014
Inside Transportation
There are several ways to get to Calgary. Arriving by air The easiest way is to...
Last edited: 04 March 2014
Calgary is laid out in a grid.  The Bow River and Centre Street are the centre...
Last edited: 19 February 2014
The fleet Calgary Transit operates a fleet of buses, trains, and shuttle buses...
Last edited: 19 August 2014
Cab From mid-2006 to August 2008, there was a shortage of taxis in the city...
Last edited: 26 August 2012
Arrivals Level The arrivals level of Calgary International Airport is the first...
Last edited: 11 September 2014
Driving to airport on departure day  Something that United States-bound...
Last edited: 19 February 2014
There are two main routes to get from the Calgary International Airport to...
Last edited: 03 July 2014
Assistability rents wheelchairs, mobility scooters, walkers & rollators for...
Last edited: 30 October 2014
Inside Things to Do
Banff National Park - Of course it would be more ideal to pay a longer visit to...
Last edited: 26 July 2012
High Performance Rodeo :  Calgary's international festival of the arts...
Last edited: 29 August 2014
Dining Out with Kids in Calgary Prior to 2008, there were some dining...
Last edited: 19 February 2014
Museums Aerospace Museum : Located near the Calgary International Airport, the...
Last edited: 11 May 2014
Downtown Clubs Cowboys - caters to a fun crowd,  closed until the Fall 2007 and...
Last edited: 02 August 2007
In Calgary Music at Noon : Every Wednesday at the (Anglican) Cathedral Church...
Last edited: 17 May 2014
Professional theatre is everywhere in Calgary, and in wildly diverse forms...
Last edited: 06 February 2014
Calgary is a large city with ample shopping. In Calgary, there are many malls...
Last edited: 11 December 2014
Calgary is an outdoorsmans paradise. Although it is far up north, you can still...
Last edited: 02 October 2006
Calgary boasts a very vibrant arts community, with numerous theatre...
Last edited: 02 September 2008
If you are going to be visiting Calgary, plan your trip by reading about...
Last edited: 09 January 2010
CrossIron Mills is the first enclosed shopping centre to be built in Alberta in...
Last edited: 20 May 2014
You may experience a feeling of deja vu during your visit to Calgary if you...
Last edited: 01 June 2012
If coming to Calgary, bring your fly or spinning rod.  Despite being a large...
Last edited: 11 March 2008
Outdoors Self-guided Heritage Walking Tour Brochures for several tours are...
Last edited: 05 April 2014
Calgary has a number of major natural areas, including one provincial park...
Last edited: 28 August 2006
Every city has its own little quirks; things that might not be completely...
Last edited: 11 August 2012
 You've never been to the Calgary Stampede before? Here are a few things you...
Last edited: 17 August 2014
How to Dress Western - A Guide for Visitors and New Calgarians   For many...
Last edited: 14 May 2012
Stampede Admission To visit Stampede Park during Stampede week, you must...
Last edited: 07 June 2014
There are lots of ways to get free (or nearly free) food throughout Stampede...
Last edited: 23 April 2014
Western Canada's largest amusement park. Attractions include a roller coaster...
Last edited: 15 August 2008
Calgary has a very extensive system of pathways (multi-purpose) and bikeways...
Last edited: 03 January 2012
Stampede Park is best known as the location for the main events of the huge...
Last edited: 26 July 2014
Chinook Centre is the largest mall in Calgary at 1.4 million square feet...
Last edited: 03 July 2013
Devonian Gardens reopened at last! On August 30, 2008 Calgary's Devonian...
Last edited: 30 June 2012
A medium sized community church with programs for all ages and community groups.
Last edited: 17 October 2006
Introduction Heritage Park Historical Village is designed to give visitors a...
Last edited: 20 October 2014
Beautiful clean studio with fabulous instructors. Book or reserve early as...
Last edited: 01 March 2010
Nose Hill Park is a Natural Environment park that covers  2,784 acres (11,267...
Last edited: 08 February 2010
Stephen Avenue Walk is an historic downtown pedestrian mall which is one of the...
Last edited: 16 August 2014
Before the 1988 Winter Olympics, this hill was where Calgarians came to ski...
Last edited: 09 April 2013
Wintergreen Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course in the forested Rocky...
Last edited: 08 July 2006
Inside Dining Scene
The dining scene in Calgary is quite diverse; it's a far cry from the days when...
Last edited: 11 September 2013
Open Sesame on Macleod Trail in Calgary is a good pick for Asian cuisine. You...
Last edited: 15 April 2007
Downtown Eaton Centre has a comprehensive selection of small, cheap and chain...
Last edited: 01 August 2008
Sky360 - At the top of the Calgary Tower, you will find Sky 360. If you have a...
Last edited: 10 March 2014
A lot of places in Calgary close their kitchens around 10pm or so, or switch to...
Last edited: 08 February 2012
When the weather turns warmer, Calgarians flock to the host of patios for...
Last edited: 17 August 2008
No trip to Calgary is complete without stopping in trendy Kensington , just...
Last edited: 26 May 2010
Looking for beer that's out of the ordinary? Here are a few places to check out...
Last edited: 16 May 2013
Alberta is the home of Canada's finest beef, so it shouldn't be too surprising...
Last edited: 17 May 2013
Calgary has a number of major natural areas, including one provincial park...
Last edited: 29 June 2006
Many people have special dietary requirements and allergies. This Traveller...
Last edited: 03 September 2013
Rocky's Burger Bus is exactly that.  A converted old bus parked next to the...
Last edited: 24 March 2014
Stage West Dinner Theatre features great food, great service and great...
Last edited: 28 August 2009
English-themed pub on 17th Avenue SW in Calgary.  Large patio.  Often features...
Last edited: 08 August 2009
Inside Canada: For Foreign Visitors
Coins/Notes  Canada has both paper money and coins.  There are currently five...
Last edited: 14 June 2014
US citizens can no longer cross the border, back into the US, from Canada...
Last edited: 13 November 2014
 In case of all fire, police or medical emergencies, call 911 to contact help...
Last edited: 13 May 2014
French and English are the official languages of Canada and are the languages...
Last edited: 13 September 2014
Telephones in Canada work exactly like telephones in the USA, and similarly to...
Last edited: 13 May 2014
Tipping In restaurants Gratuities are seldom included in Canadian...
Last edited: 14 May 2014
Canada is a country of immigrants. With the exception of the Aboriginal...
Last edited: 08 June 2014
To international visitors, determining the actual cost of things can be a...
Last edited: 14 August 2014
Thinking about traveling to Canada? You'd better reconsider if you have been...
Last edited: 20 September 2014
Canada's electrical supply and electrical outlets (sockets, wall plugs) are the...
Last edited: 08 February 2013
In Canada the price of gasoline (petrol) is expressed in Canadian dollars per...
Last edited: 08 November 2014
Canada officially uses the metric system of measurement.  Online Conversion...
Last edited: 24 August 2014
Canada Cellular Phones (Mobile Telephones) Mobile phone service, or cellular...
Last edited: 29 July 2014
A car is often the only way to reach the picturesque landscapes for which...
Last edited: 14 December 2014
Canada's Statutory Holidays  While there are a number of holidays in Canada...
Last edited: 13 May 2014
Goods and Services Tax (GST) This federal tax of 5% is added to almost every...
Last edited: 16 August 2014
The new Government of Canada website  http://www.canada... This is a project...
Last edited: 12 January 2014
Here are a few links to some travel and tourist mobile apps for use with...
Last edited: 12 January 2014
Here are links to some travel magazines you can download to your smartphone or...
Last edited: 10 January 2014
Canada is a huge country.  It is; approximately 9,984,670 sq. km / 3,855,103 sq...
Last edited: 13 May 2014