Calgary is a well-known holiday destination in Canada. It is situated southeast of Jasper and Banff in the province of Alberta. The weather in Calgary can get extreme with hot summers and freezing winters. The best time to book a cheap hotel in Calgary is between July and August when the climate is warm. Others prefer booking cheap hotels during springtime when the weather is pleasant and less rainfall.
The pre-Clovis cultures occupied Calgary for more than 11,000 years before the arrival of David Thompson during the 18th century. Calgary started to flourish in 1875 when North-West Mounted Police established a fort in the city to protect the locals from the US whiskey runners.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Enjoy plenty of sunshine and spectacular events by visiting Calgary in July. The most popular festivals held during that month include The Stampede, Canada Day and Calgary Folk Music Festival. There are many attractions in Calgary that are suited for all ages including the Calgary Zoo, TELUS World of Science and Prince's Island Park. Those who love to shop should definitely check out Chinatown, Stephen Avenue Walk and Barclay Mall. After spending a whole day shopping, head to the revolving restaurant at Calgary Tower to indulge in gourmet dishes and get a panoramic view of the city.
The most convenient mode of transportation in Calgary is the taxis which are accessible and reasonably-priced. The Greyhound buses connect Calgary to other Canadian cities while regular buses link the city to Edmonton and Banff. Enjoy sightseeing by riding the scenic trains that travels between Calgary and Vancouver.