11 hotels near Calgary, Alberta
Choice Hotels in Calgary, Canada
Make your reservation today to explore the zoo, museums, music and history of this beautiful city. No matter what time of year you are visiting, there is something wonderful for you to do in Calgary. Calgary is known as the eastern gateway to the Rocky Mountains, but honestly you will not want to go through any gateway because the city itself will keep you more than entertained for days if not weeks. While you’re in Calgary, check out all the local attractions, including: Spruce Meadows, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Heritage Park Historical Village, Military Museums, Fish Creek Provincial Park and the Calgary Zoo.
Spruce Meadows showcases show jumping and allows guests to experience a working show barn. It’s open year round, however its bigger outdoor competitions occur during the warmer months. The best part is, admission is free! If you’re ready for an elegant evening out, then choose the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, a cornerstone of Calgary’s music community since 1955. It offers an extensive repertoire with a broad range of musical styles that appeal to a wide and diverse audience. The facility offers an average of 65 concerts every season, and they are designed to appeal to all musical tastes.
If you would like to learn something about Calgary’s past, you can step right back into it at Canada’s largest living history museum, the Heritage Park Historical Village. Situated on 127 acres of parkland surrounded on three sides by the Glenmore Reservoir, it includes more than 180 exhibits and service structures, 50 percent of them relocated and restored originals. Take the train around the park and check out the vintage automobiles in Gasoline Alley, let your kids go crazy on the vintage midway rides, hop aboard the steam boat and make sure you stop by the bakery.
For a view of a different historical era, check out the Military Museums. You can walk through a World War I trench and get a sense of the fear and claustrophobia. You can stand in a World War II ship’s wheelhouse. You can watch a bomber squadron hone in for its run. You can even peer through a submarine’s periscope. Check out the interactive mural and plan on spending the day: there are eight separate museums and galleries. You may be ready for some outdoor activity after all those museums, so head over to Fish Creek Provincial Park, one of the largest urban wildernesses in the world. The park contains 54 miles of trails for hiking, cycling and jogging. As you can imagine, there are a lot of things to do in that kind of space. Go swimming at the Sikome Aquatic Facility, spend a day bicycling with your family or bring a picnic and stretch out in the sun. Check out the museum, eat at the restaurant and explore the outdoor art exhibit.
Pay a visit to the Calgary Zoo, home to more than 1,000 creatures from all over the world. It’s Canada’s most-visited zoo. There are live presentations of various birds and animals, so be sure to check the day’s schedule when you arrive. Wander through the penguin room, the dinosaur park and make sure to try the special hot chocolate at the restaurant.
With so much to see and do, you may find yourself extending your vacation in Calgary with Choice Hotels. Tour this beautiful gateway to the Rocky Mountains and return to your hotel room with a greater appreciation for nature.
Calgary hotels information
- Number of hotels in Calgary11
- Highest Price$120
- Lowest Price$76
- Number of reviews11460
- Avg. rating4.0