Calgary, Canada

Calgary, Canada

Calgary is located in Alberta in the foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains and is known as the Heart of the New West™ and like Vancouver is an ideal starting or finishing point for a Rocky Mountain Holiday itinerary.

Calgary International Airport is just a 20 minute drive to downtown Calgary, and about a 1.5 to 2 hour drive to Canmore and Banff in the Canadian Rockies. Excellent, well-maintained highways lead into Calgary from the United States and other parts of Canada making Calgary a very accessible city wherever you may be travelling from.

The Rocky Mountaineer train departs from downtown Calgary to Vancouver, via Banff during the spring, summer and autumn months.

Alberta receives more hours of sunshine yearly than any other province in Canada and Calgary is no exception to this provincial average with low precipitation and blue skies on most days.

When staying in Calgary a tour to the Town of Drumheller in Dinosaur Valley is a must as is a native tour to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Remember too, the "greatest outdoor show on earth", the Calgary Stampede held at the beginning of every July. Events include the Rodeo, Chuckwagon Races, Grandstand Show and more. Please note that Calgary accommodation is limited during the Stampede so remember to book early with Rocky Mountain Holidays!

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Calgary Average Weather
Month Max (°C) Min (°C) Rain (mm) Snow (cm)
January -2.8 -15.1 0.2 17.7
February -0.1 -12 0.1 13.4
March 4 -7.8 1.7 21.9
April 11.3 -2.1 11.5 15.4
May 16.4 3.1 51.4 9.7
June 20.2 7.3 79.8 0
July 22.9 9.4 67.9 0
August 22.5 8.6 58.7 0
September 17.6 4 41.7 4.8
October 12.1 -1.4 6.2 9.9
November 2.8 -8.9 1.2 16.4
December -1.3 -13.4 0.3 17.6

Calgary Current Weather Forecast

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Calgary Airport YYC to Canmore and Banff Shuttle

There is a reliable scheduled airport transfer service available connecting Calgary Airport YYC to Canmore and Banff. In some instances this may be complimentary when you book a Rocky Mountaineer 2-day rail package through us departing out of Banff.

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