Cold but sunny Calgary was the first Canadian city to host the Winter Olympics when it hosted the 1988 Games. You can explore Calgary's Olympic past at the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum, located at Canada Olympic Park. A similarly popular attraction is the Saddlehome, home to popular National Hockey League side Calgary Flames. Flames fans are notorious for their passionate support, transforming 17 Avenue SW into a famous 'Red Mile' during playoff runs, though Saddlehome tickets can be hard to come by.
Outdoor activities also abound in Calgary's sunny climes and you can try your hand at fly fishing and horse riding on many of the ranches which dot the fringes of the city.
Calgary Airport (YYC)
Flights from Australia to Calgary will disembark at Calgary International Airport.
Calgary International Airport, originally named McCall Field (YYC) is situated approximately 17 kilometres northeast of downtown Calgary. Canada's fourth busiest airport serves as headquarters for WestJet and as a hub airport for Air Canada and Air Canada Express.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Calgary International Airport. Book your Calgary Airport accommodation.
Getting to Calgary
There are many airlines that offer flights to Calgary from Australia that involve a stopover in a third destination. Flights from Sydney via Vancouver take 17 hours. Flights from Melbourne via Los Angeles take between 23 and 25 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Sydney and Vancouver take 20 hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Perth via Sydney and Los Angeles or Vancouver take between 26 hours and 28 hours.
Airlines that fly to Calgary
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Calgary from Australia include:
For more information on Calgary holidays check out our Calgary travel guide.