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Banff National Park
Banff is one of Canada’s most famous national parks, and you can visit by booking cheap flights to Calgary. It holds the title as Canada’s oldest national park and covers more than 6,600 square kilometres to the west of the city. The Rocky Mountains pass through Banff National Park, so there are some incredible hiking trails and mountain peaks to explore. Make the most of your time in Banff by spending at least two full days there while visiting Canada on flights to Calgary. Must-see landmarks within the national park include Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, and Johnston Canyon.
Calgary Tower is 190 metres (626 feet) tall and stands out against the other buildings of central Calgary. There is an observation deck on top where you can enjoy uninterrupted views over the city and the distant peaks of the Rocky Mountains. A glass floor around the observation deck also makes for a thrilling way to see the city below you while you’re visiting Alberta on flights to Calgary. Look up at the Calgary Tower in the evenings, as an LED light show illuminates the tower each night.
The Glenbow is one of the many museums you can visit while holidaying on flights to Calgary. It explores the history of Alberta through a series of artwork. Spend a couple hours at the Glenbow Museum when you book return flights to Calgary to view more than 33,000 pieces that make up its collection. Permanent exhibits delve into the history and culture of Canada’s First Nations, the industrial transformation of Alberta, and contemporary paintings and photos by local artists. The Glenbow Museum also features rotating exhibits that touch on different aspects of life in the Canadian province of Alberta.
When is the best time to visit Calgary?
Summer is the ideal time to book airfare to Calgary in terms of weather. Warm temperatures of about 23°C mean you explore the city and nearby national parks comfortably between June and August. There are also many outdoor markets and festivals in the summer, including the famous Calgary Stampede. Summer is the busiest time of year to book tickets to Calgary, so make sure you get the best price on a hotel by booking early with Webjet.
Early autumn and late spring are both great times to book cheap flights to Calgary to avoid the summer crowds. Temperatures reach about 15°C, so these are good times for hiking the national parks. Early spring and late autumn cool down to about 7°C. You won't encounter many other tourists and can still enjoy national parks outside the frigid winter.
Be prepared for freezing temperatures if you book airfare to Calgary in the winter, which falls between December and February. Temperatures average a cold -3°C during the day and -14°C at night. There’s also a lot of snow in the winter. Winter isn’t the ideal time for sightseeing, but it’s a nice time to book return flights to Calgary if you love to ski. There are several ski resorts within reach of the city. The ski resorts fill up with visitors, but you’ll find some great deals on accommodation in the city itself when you book winter flights to Calgary.
What is the best way to get around Calgary?
There’s some public transport around the city, but you’ll have much more freedom to explore if you hire a car while holidaying on cheap flights to Calgary. Many of the region’s top attractions are national parks and conservation areas outside of the city, including Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. Make sure you reserve a 4WD with snow tires if you book tickets to Calgary in the snowy winter. Cars can be hired through Webjet and picked up from Calgary International Airport (YYC).
Trains and buses operate around central Calgary. There are two light rail trains called the C-Train. They loop around Downtown before branching out into the inner suburbs. You can catch the C-Train for free within the Downtown loop. There are also 155 bus routes around Calgary and its suburbs. You can catch bus route 300 from Calgary International Airport (YYC) into the city if you won’t be renting a car in between your return flights to Calgary.