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Calgary, Alberta

At the foot of the Rockies, this rugged, modern city combines all the romance of the great West. Mounties, cowboys, oilmen and natives live and work together here. Dating back to 1875, Calgary has quickly developed and today is Canada's second-largest corporate centre. This destination has tons to offer every member of the family, from historical finds to amusement park rides; it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

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Calgary, Alberta

Port of Call

While on Your Cruisetour

Calgary is a charming city and the starting point or final destination of two of our Canadian Rockies Cruisetours. Take the time to explore this frontier city on your own. Take a trip up the 160 m (525 ft) Calgary Tower, where you can enjoy an awe-inspiring view while dining. You'll find it represents all the best of the great West.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Visit the wonderful Calgary Zoo. Located on St. George's Island in the middle of the Bow River, it is home to more than 1,400 animals in natural settings. There are underwater areas for polar bears and sea creatures, a House of Night for nocturnal animals, even a Prehistoric Park, with 22 life-size dinosaur replicas.
  • Go and see Hudson's Bay Company, founded in 1670, for extra-warm clothes and other Canadian essentials.
  • Take a walk through Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame located at Canada Olympic Park. This 3,710 square metre. (40,000 square foot) facility has 12 galleries and over 50 interactive exhibits including shadow boxing against Olympic Gold Medallist Lennox Lewis, 3D goalie and back-catcher experiences, and more.
  • Experience exhilarating drops and loops at Calaway Park, Canada’s largest outdoor family amusement park.
  • Get an authentic taste of Western Canada from 1864 until the 1950s in Canada’s largest living history museum. At Heritage Park Historical Village, guests will ride the thundering steam train and enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the old frontier.
  • Get a taste of Calgary’s growing culinary scene with fine dining restaurants, picturesque coffee shops and craft beers from their leading breweries.

Local Currency

The official currency of Canada is the Canadian Dollar (CAD).

Weather in Calgary, Alberta


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 25.5° -3.61°
Average Low 3.7° -15.72°
Mean Temperature 15° -9.44°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 0.5 in 1.27 cm

Before You Visit

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