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Visiting Calgary

Riding a geyser of oil-industry income, Calgary has gone from cow-town to boomtown in record time—and it has all the upscale perks to prove it. Duck between skyscrapers on the way to a restaurant opening, or slip away to Banff's powdered peaks for some quality ski time.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Calgary. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Calgary flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.... Read More
Riding a geyser of oil-industry income, Calgary has gone from cow-town to boomtown in record time—and it has all the upscale perks to prove it. Duck between skyscrapers on the way to a restaurant opening, or slip away to Banff's powdered peaks for some quality ski time.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Calgary. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Calgary flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Calgary

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Getting to know Calgary

Written by Drever on 10 Nov, 2002

I was struck with the way Calgary has the look of a modern-day "Dallas". In many respects this is what it is. Oil and banking money built its soaring Downtown skyscrapers. The oil riches had its origins in 1914 with the first successful oil…Read More


Unbelievable!!!!!!!!

Written by dell1972 on 24 Aug, 2005

My experiences in Calgary were unbelievable. I was scared when I arrived in Calgary, because I didn’t know anyone. All that changed when I met a young guy named James at the airport. He helped me get a cab, and we met up downtown with…Read More


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Change Comes to Jasper Townsite

Written by Kim M. on 23 Aug, 2005

I could live in Jasper. At least, I could live in Jasper in the summertime. I wasn't really sure what to expect from the Jasper Townsite, but after a few trips in to eat, shop, or just kill some time, I fell in…Read More


Introduction - Touching Down in Calgary

Written by Kim M. on 21 Aug, 2005

From the air, it could be any other city, until that familiar sight looms into view. Anyone who watched the 1988 Winter Olympic Games knows the Calgary Tower – the 190.8m tower that glowed with the light of the Olympic flame. It stands…Read More


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Museums and Parks

Written by Drever on 10 Nov, 2002

Canada has a short history but it is all on display, including the First Nation’s culture, in the many museums, culture parks and craft shops. The Canadian natives, skilled carvers, have examples of their art everywhere, including totem poles. The life of the early settlers,…Read More


An easy, do-it-yourself circle tour...

Written by Jim Rosenberg on 30 Sep, 2000

In looking over some of the prices of package tours to Calgary and the Canadian Rockies, one might think there is something tricky to know about travel in this area. There isn't. Over the past several years, we've found great airfares into Canada…Read More


Changing & Handling Money in Canada

Written by Jim Rosenberg on 20 Mar, 2001

If you're coming to Canada from the U.S., your transition to Canadian money will be a simple one that does not require much advance planning. Unless you have a bank that really specializes in making Canadian currency exchanges, you are probably better off not…Read More


The Plus 15 System in Calgary

Written by slowmover on 16 Aug, 2007

Plus-15s are the overhead indoor walkways connecting most of downtown Calgary's major buildings. They are a brilliant solution to our cold winters and they have a "street life" of their own, of sorts. Yes, it's a bit sterile, but it works very well...most of the…Read More


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