Find out why when you check in at your ideal Calgary hotel...
Cowboys aren't the first image to appear in most minds when thinking of Canada – Mounties, maybe; skiing, possibly; mountains, definitely. But the cosmopolitan city of Calgary, in the province of Alberta, is the Canadian cowboy heartland.
The city is a lot more besides being the home of horses and rodeos; it's a thriving and spotless commercial hub, with top-notch restaurants, a range of attractions, cool cafés, swathes of parkland and great shops. And sitting prettily on the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Calgary is also a winter-sports wonderland.
The beauty of Banff National Park and the popular ski resort of Lake Louise are also nearby, which contribute to making Calgary a cracking place to spend some time.
This all makes Calgary accommodation very much in demand and booking early is vital to secure your perfect place to stay.
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Hotels in Calgary range from basic budget hotels, to fabulous luxury hotels that offer the very best in Canadian hospitality...
The best of the best Calgary hotels are generally found in the Downtown district. Skyscrapers grasp at the skies above the city and you can book hotels with five-star facilities and excellent dining options, many featuring wonderful views from the midst of the striking city skyline.
Just north of Downtown, and south of the Bow River, is the district of Eau Claire, which offers much the same in the way of four- and five-star hotels. Cheap hotels can be found in the prime central locations, though they are in big demand year round. And during the annual Calgary Stampede it's vital to book ahead to get a room.
Extending south from Downtown is the Macleod Trail, a major road that features some cultural highlights, malls and a good choice of hotels in the mid-range price bracket. The Macleod Trail Strip is where to base your holiday if you like to be close to the local nightlife scene.
The neighbourhood of Banff Trail is en route to Banff National Park; there's a motel village within this area, which offers motels with low prices and basic facilities.
Across the area all the big names can be found – Holiday Inn, Hilton, Ramada, Radisson, Hyatt Regency, Sheraton, Sandman, Travelodge, Hampton Inn, Days Inn, Best Western and Econo Lodge.
The family-friendly city of Calgary has plenty of aces up its sleeve when it comes to keeping tourists happy...
Top five attractions
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Sports fans, rejoice! This huge palace of sport honours some of Canada's greats at its location in the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
A firm family favourite, this zoo is well stocked from the animal kingdom and presents a range of fun and educational activities.
From this striking shape on the city's horizon, you can see art, eat dinner or simply get 360-degree views of Calgary and its surroundings.
Founded in 1875 by a group of Mounties, this historic fort is close to Downtown and has charms for the whole family.
Rides and entertainment keep everyone amused at this pleasant park in the shadow of the Rockies.
The exciting line-up of annual events in Calgary is crowned by the annual stampede; be warned – there’ll be a stampede for hotels too...
Calgary Winter Festival; February: Amusement in the snow and on the ice feature heavily during the annual festival. Music and food help you to forget how cold it is.
Calgary Stampede; July: Billed as the “greatest outdoor show on earth”, you'll see cowboys being thrown from bucking horses and bulls, plus lots more besides. It's a huge festival and hotel accommodation is in great demand during this energetic and fun-filled week. Expect prices to rise across the city.
Calgary Fringe Festival; August: Taking inspiration from the Edinburgh Fringe, performers take to the streets and other venues to produce a diversity of entertainment.