First settled by police in the 1870s, Calgary experienced a boom 100 years later and is now one of Canada's most important cities. Located on the foothills east of the Rocky Mountains, the city retains much of its rural feel and regularly celebrates its agricultural past. The 10-day Calgary Stampede held every July is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions and is also one of the largest rodeos in the world. History buffs can also check out the Fort Calgary Historic Park for a glimpse into the city's past as a law enforcement outpost.
Calgary's cold winters make it the perfect place for snow sports and the host city of the 1988 Winter Olympics is located in close proximity to the popular ski towns of Banff and Jasper.
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.