|Most popular in||August||High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||April||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 407||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||C$ 296||From Toronto to Calgary|
C$ 325 - C$ 507
-1 - 25 °C
11 - 113 mm
When to fly to Calgary
Calgary is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Banff, Lake Louise and Canmore are just a couple of hours west by car along the Trans-Canada Highway.
June and August host the festivals. Many travellers book cheap flights to Calgary in the fall when the weather is still pleasant and the foliage glorious.
Winter is off-season unless you’re a skier or snowboarder. Then it is the only time to go.
Oil, beef and cowboys… and so much more. Travellers on cheap flights to Calgary will discover that the city has many surprises. Best known as a winter sports and eco-tourism destination, home of the world-famous Calgary Stampede and an important oil city, it has a thriving arts and restaurant scene, excellent shopping (the lack of PST is a bonus) and cosmopolitan festivals.
Calgary’s setting in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with the Bow and Elbow rivers flowing through offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. Anglers can fly-fish for rainbow and brown trout right in the centre of town or go kayaking, canoeing and rafting. More than 550km of paved pathways take bikers, roller bladers or walkers through parks, city neighbourhoods and along waterways.
Canada Olympic Park is just 15 minutes from downtown and just a few hours’ away is Banff National Park (Canada’s first national park) and Lake Louise, two premier destination spots.
The Stampede, held each summer since 1912, celebrates Calgary’s heritage with rodeo, chuckwagon races, agricultural shows and grandstand show. Western Canada’s largest museum, the Glenbow Museum, is close to the Calgary Tower, international jazz and folk music festivals and even a Dragonboat Festival round out this city’s rich offerings.
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Flights from Quebec City to Calgary, Canada range from six-eight hours, while flights from Vancouver are just over an hour long. You can fly from Ontario to Calgary in 5h-8h, depending on the number of stops your flight plan has. Those flying from Winnipeg, Canada, can fly to Calgary in two or three hours.
Due to its close location, Vancouver offers plenty of direct flights to Calgary, Canada. Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba, also offers direct flights to Calgary. You can find direct flights from Toronto to Calgary for just over four hours of travel time.
There are plenty of methods of travel for getting from the Calgary International Airport to downtown Calgary. One option is to rent a vehicle. There’s a convenient Rental Car Centre inside the airport, at which you can select from a wide range of vehicles and even select an RV if you plan to travel a longer distance. This Car Rental Centre is home to several major car rental companies. Another option for travel from the airport is a taxi, and while this may be the more expensive option, it makes the 25-minute drive to the downtown area simple and quick.
Those seeking a less expensive option can use either the shuttle or the public transit available. The Calgary Allied Airport Shuttle runs every day and is available to pick up passengers every 30 minutes. This shuttle also connects with several large hotels near the airport.
There are two main public transit routes that connect with the Calgary International Airport. There is a bus service that connects the airport to downtown Calgary. Like the shuttle, these buses are available every 30 minutes. There’s also the CTrain Station at the airport, which connects passengers with downtown, as well as the northwest and south sides of the city.
Warm summers and snow-filled winters make Calgary a great place to visit year-round. The Calgary Zoo is a great way to spend the day with the family. There are multiple national parks nearby that offer breathtaking views and memorable photo opportunities. As Canada’s largest living history museum, The Heritage Park Historical Village features hundreds of exhibits to see, as well as places to shop and dine.
For the more active family or group, there are hiking and bike tours that take you through art districts, historic districts, and beautiful trails. As a major city, there is also plenty of nightlife, complete with exquisite dining options and upscale shopping.
Since Calgary is located in Canada, there’s no requirement for passports if travelling from another location in Canada.
Travellers booking cheap flights to Calgary can expect warm summers (up to about 23 degrees Celsius or 73 degrees Fahrenheit) and snowy winters. Winters are particularly cold (dipping to about -15 degrees or 5 degrees Fahrenheit) except when the Chinook winds blow and warm up the city. Snowfall is heavy at times, particularly in the mountain regions.
Calgary has a bus system and a light-rail system, the C-Train, running through the city. You can transfer between the two easily, and the C-Train is free anywhere downtown. If you want to rent a car, you can find any of the car rental companies at the airport or around town. Taxis are also convenient, and reasonably priced. Be careful if you decide to walk. East-west blocks are very long, and it can take you longer than you’d expect. To help pedestrians get around, the city has the “Plus-15” system, which is a series of enclosed walkways connecting downtown buildings above street level. You can access the walkways at streets marked with a “+15.”