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Calgary Guide

Calgary City Guide

With slightly more than 1 million residents, Calgary is a young, bright city that is a perfect destination for travellers who enjoy a friendly, laid-back atmosphere mixed with spectacular scenery. The city has seen its food and dining scene take off in recent years and provides a collection of hip culinary and craft beer offerings, as well as some unique local dishes.

In winter, Calgary is a comes alive with bustling, modern ski resorts, as it is only a couple of hours away from the Canadian Rockies. Some of them, such as Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise are known as the best ski resorts in Canada.

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Best time to visit Calgary

The Best Time to Visit Calgary

Those seeking to attend some of the city’s biggest events and festivals should look to book flights from Christchurch to Calgary for summer travel, between late May and the end of September. This period sees mild temperatures that hover around the low 20-degree Celsius mark. The shoulder months either side of summer usher in a drop in temperature and even the occasional snow fall. However, if snow is one of the top reasons why you’re travelling to Canada then winter is a no-brainer time to travel. Do remember that accommodation may be more expensive at this time, given the popularity of Calgary’s surrounding ski towns.



Departing from Christchurch International Airport (CHC)

As the second largest airport in New Zealand, Christchurch International Airport is also one of the busiest. It is located only a couple of kilometres from the centre of the city. Find more than 100 daily flights from Christchurch to Calgary. Airlines that fly this route include Qantas, Virgin Australia, and Air Canada.

Getting to Christchurch International Airport (CHC)

Christchurch International Airport is linked with two local bus routes: the dedicated City/Airport service, and the Redwood/Westlake line. A one-way cash fare to the airport runs at $15NZD. Taxis can also ferry you to the airport, with fares from the city centre coming in at about $50NZD..


Parking at Christchurch International Airport (CHC)

There are a handful of car parks at Christchurch International Airport, so there is one to suit your budget and travel time. The Express Park is the premium option and is the closest park to the terminals. The Short Stay park is a 3-minute walk away, and the Long Stay park is slightly further out at a 5-minute walk from the terminals. Both of these latter options cost $27NZD per day.


Arriving at Calgary International Airport (YYC)

All flights from CHC to YYC will land at the Calgary International Airport. Located approximately 10 kilometres northeast of the city, it is known as the busiest airport in Alberta and the fourth busiest in Canada.


Getting from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Your Hotel

Calgary International Airport (YYC) is well-linked with transport into the city, as well as to several surrounding regional destinations. The Allied Downtown Shuttle service departs every 30 minutes and operates between 8am and midnight. Bookings are recommended. In regards to public transport, there is a Calgary Transit bus service with routes 300 and 100 connecting to the airport terminal.

Things to do

Things to do on Calgary

The Calgary Stampede

This famous rodeo is a highlight of summer in Calgary. Happening every July, the Calgary Stampede is an annual 10-day celebration of the city’s western heritage. It is rodeo, exhibition and festival, featuring a parade, stage shows, concerts and even chuckwagon racing.

The Calgary Zoo

Founded in 1912, the Calgary Zoo is located in Bridgeland, near St. George’s Island. The zoo is home to almost 1000 animals, including Giant Pandas, penguins and komodo dragons, and some dinosaur displays. Beautiful botanical gardens host activities and daily events.

Heritage Park Historical Village

Covering 127 acres of parkland, the Heritage Park Historical Village is Canada’s largest living museum. Here, discover exhibits that showcase Canadian history up until the 1950s. Take a step back in time by wandering between preserved historical buildings, actors dress in period costume, and horse-drawn vehicles.