Get to Know Calgary

Calgary is the natural hub for travel to Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies.

Beyond the region's famed western flair and spectacular natural beauty, Calgary is emerging as a popular urban destination – thanks in part to a young, educated population of over one million. 

Calgary is home to world-class attractions and festivals, and a culture of hospitality that welcomes visitors from all backgrounds.

The Calgary International Airport, just 20 minutes from downtown, receives daily non-stop flights from most major international locations.

Calgary offers a striking variety of natural landscapes within easy day-tripping distance: Banff and Kananaskis are less than an hour and a half west by bus, while the famed badlands and dinosaur beds of Drumheller are less than two hours east.

The Calgary Stampede, which draws a million visitors a year, is just one of many outstanding Calgary attractions.

To download a brief (two-page) PDF of Calgary highlights for travel trade professionals, please select your desired language below.

Calgary Travel Trade Profile