Calgary

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No matter when you visit Calgary, be sure to bring a jacket for the evenings as well as boots, hats and scarves during the winter months.

Calgary is known as one of the sunniest and driest cities in Canada. Winters here can be extreme, with temperatures often ranging from -15 C to -30 C during the coldest spells. Calgarians look forward to chinook winds, which can warm things up dramatically as they pass through, often by as much as 15 degrees Celsius!

Although quite dry, Calgary summers offer a daily average temperature around 22 C in July and August, which is perfect for outdoor sports and activities. The mountains cool things off in the evening and often bring temperatures down to around 10 C. It's no wonder that so many locals see no need for air conditioning.

Average monthly temperature and average monthly rainfall diagrams for Calgary

A nature lover's haven and a cosmopolitan traveller's paradise, Calgary has a reputation as an easygoing, relaxed place with all the amenities of an urban metropolis.

Calgary offers endless opportunities to spend time in the great Canadian outdoors, hitting the ski slopes or simply walking and biking along scenic park trails. Visitors to the city can also get a close-up view of the Canadian Rockies by making the scenic hour-long drive to Banff National Park. There, you'll find luxurious hotels and gorgeous alpine views - perfect for a romantic getaway or relaxing retreat. Hit the trails at Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort or head to nearby Canmore for incredible hiking paths as well as cultural events.

If you come in July, you can also take part in the uniquely western Calgary Stampede. Head to Stampede Park and take in the rodeos, animal and livestock shows, midway and tasty food. You'll also find plenty of local restaurants serving up special Stampede breakfasts and delicious meals, along with vibrant nightclubs offering a mix of country and dance music.

Still have time for more? Calgary is also home to a zoo (with an animatronic dinosaur park!) and fantastic indoor and outdoor shopping areas (head to Eau Claire Market for unique gifts and souvenirs). You can also go to Heritage Park, a frontier village with historical re-enactments of how Western Canada was won.

For an urban cowboy (or cowgirl) lifestyle you won't find anywhere else, head to Calgary.

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Banff Ptarmigan Inn
The Banff Ptarmigan Inn is centrally located in Banff National Park only steps away from the downtown area...
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Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Discover the meaning of a mountain getaway at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort...
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Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Distinct from the majority of Banff hotels, Buffalo Mountain Lodge is situated on Tunnel Mountain...

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Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
Conveniently located inside Calgary International Airport, Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel is just steps...
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Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown

Work, fun or both, Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown...

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Elk + Avenue Hotel
Just a few steps from the quaint streets and ample restaurants...
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Fairmont Banff Springs
Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Banff...
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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise features breathtaking views of Lake Louise and the surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains...
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Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is one of Canada’s all-encompassing experiences where guests enjoy exceptional service...
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Fairmont Palliser
Welcome to Canada's most dynamic city and Calgary's premier hotel. Centrally located in downtown Calgary...
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Hotel Arts
Art, design, extraordinary service and a dash of whimsy. You’ll feel it the moment you walk through the door...
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Hyatt Place Calgary Airport
Step out of the terminal and within a 5 minute drive you will reach your room at The Hyatt Place Calgary Airport...
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Hyatt Regency Calgary
Whether you’re visiting town for a conference or just passing through on your way to the Canadian Rockies...
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Lake Louise Inn

A resort for all seasons, offering stunning views of the Canadian Rockies...

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Moose Hotel & Suites
The design of the Moose is Mountain elegance with warm, rich, natural materials...
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Mount Royal Hotel
In the heart of iconic Banff Avenue, surrounded by top restaurants, shops and nightlife...
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Pocaterra Inn & Waterslide, Canmore

Located in Canmore, Pocaterra Inn and Waterslide is in the mountains...

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Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

Discover an extraordinary experience at Kananaskis Mountain Lodge...

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Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge, Canmore

Located in Canmore, Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge is in the mountains...

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The Malcolm Hotel, Canmore

Discover Canmore, Alberta’s premiere hotel experience...

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The Rimrock Resort Hotel

Located in Banff, The Rimrock Resort Hotel is in the mountains and in a national park...

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