Calgary was settled as a police outpost in the 1870s and remained largely isolated until oil was discovered in the region some 30 years later. Several boom or bust cycles have left their mark on the city and the best place to start exploring its fascinating mix of architecture is from Prince's Island Park – a large inner-city park which hosts a number of cultural festivals throughout the year. The park is also a stone's throw from the Eau Claire Market and the numerous boutique shops and popular restaurants within.
Another of Calgary's most popular tourist areas is Stephen Avenue Walk, a pedestrian shopping avenue known for boasting many of the city's finest restaurants and bars.
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.