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- Gateway to the Rockies
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Vacation rentals in Calgary
Calgary is Alberta’s main urban centre that draws visitors from all over the world to its annual Calgary Stampede, myriad cultural offerings, and privileged location at the foothills of the Rockies. Calgary is a vast, sprawling city with hundreds of vacation rentals to choose from. If you are using the city principally as a base for trips into the Rockies, look for rentals in the suburbs in the west of the city. The area around Bowment park is particularly beautiful. More interested in Calgary’s fine cast of museums, restaurants and bustling neighbourhoods? Look just north of the centre along Bow River, putting you within minutes of the city’s key attractions.Delightfully spacious rentals
Your typical Calgary vacation rental is a modern detached townhouse with 3 to 5 bedrooms, open concept kitchen and space… lots of space! Many rentals come with a rear deck with a landscaped yard, BBQ, and some even have a hot tub! Looking for an inner city flat for a couple? Calgary has it too, modern, high-spec, and overwhelmingly comfortable.
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The area and getting around
Landlocked Calgary is the capital city of Alberta, located tantalizingly on the edge of the great Rocky Mountains. Canada’s fourth biggest city is traditionally a city with a countryside mentality that is currently reinventing itself as a thriving modern city of art and culture. Characterized by sprawling leafy suburbs and a compact high-rise downtown, it’s charm lies in its cool neighbourhoods that lie between the two.A thriving neighbourhood around every corner
East Village is redefining the Calgary skyline with enchanting architecture, independent cafes, and a bustling yet laid-back vibe. International Avenue is the seat of multiculturalism in Calgary with murals celebrating the history and diversity of the community dotted around the neighbourhood. Eau Claire is Calgary’s festival district, perched on the banks of the Bow River and hosting popular community events annually. It is home to Prince's Island Park, an island that occupies an island in the Bow River and is situated immediately north of downtown Calgary.
Travellers and activities
The Canadian Rockies are home to the most emblematic and photographed landscapes in the country. The mountains rise up like a formidable wall from the great American planes on the edge of which Calgary is located. In just 90 minutes from Calgary by car you can be in the heart of the eye-watering beauty of the mountains of Banff National Park. So find a vacation rental in Calgary, and use it as a base for memorable day trips into the Rockies!Calgary for museum aficionados
Calgary boasts two dozen top-quality museums. The only question for museum aficionados is where to start?! The Glenbow Museum provides an insight into the rich culture of western Canada, with about 33 thousand works of art from the 18th century to the present. Highlights include intricate landscapes by Walter J. Phillips, paintings by post-impressionist and indigenous-influenced painter Emily Carr, and a curated selection of Inuit art. The Telus Spark is a renowned science museum, visited by half a million people a year. It features interactive exhibits and halls that take you on a journey through the human body, the planet Earth, energy and innovation.
In Calgary blue sky is the default setting. It is Canada’s sunniest city, with an average of 333 sunshine days per year!
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Like any great city worth its salt, Calgary boasts its very own panoramic observation tower. 190 meters high. It was built in 1968 to celebrate the city’s 100-year birthday. In addition to offering a panoramic view of the city, it has a revolving restaurant with the slogan “Elevate your dining experience.”2. Take a trip back in time
At Heritage Park you will step back in time into a panorama of horse and carriage, historical costumes and authentic regal buildings furnished as they would have been over 150 years ago. A wonderful way to learn about Canada's rich history!3. It must be wine o’clock!
Calgary gets COLD in winter, and the local’s have found ingenious ways to keep warm. Plus 15 is an 18-kilometre system of pedestrian bridges, which connects dozens of buildings in the city centre. It is the most extensive pedestrian network of its kind with no less than 62 bridges!4. Cross Calgary’s celebrated bridge
Talking about bridges, Peace Bridge, designed by this renowned Spanish artist and architect Santiago Calatrava is one of Calgary’s most important architectural works. Crossing Calgary’s fast-flowing, ice-pure river, it can be crossed on foot or by bicycle.5. Discover your inner cowboy
Calgary is called by many as the "cowboy town." And its cowboy roots are no better expressed than in the famous Calgary Stampede: "the best outdoor show on the face of the Earth." This phenomenon, which takes place throughout the city each July, is a vital part of Calgary's identity, with ten days of adrenaline-pumping rodeos, chuckwagon races, pancake breakfasts, concerts, and Western cowboy-style entertainment. A rocking, stomping way to experience this city!
FAQs: Vacation Rentals and Apartments in Calgary
On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in Calgary in 2020, during the period hit by the pandemic?
Considering the average price of CA$272.41 per night, Calgary lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in Canada.
What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Calgary?
If it is your aim to save as much as possible during your vacation to Calgary, travel in December (CA$180.98 per night on average), November (CA$184.69), or April (CA$245.87), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When are vacation rentals more expensive in Calgary?
Following the data observed in 2020, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of March (CA$326.22), July (CA$325.5), and September (CA$308.11).
Should I plan a trip to Calgary well in advance?
If you decide to put Calgary on your bucket list, we recommend planning your travels ahead of time because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 65% of rentals booked in the year 2020.
Which months offer the highest availability?
January, May and June are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties free, with respective average availability figures of 49%, 44.4%, and 41.5%.
When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Calgary?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 26.4% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by October (26.8%), and November (29.25%).
How many rentals are there in Calgary?
We have collected the offers from 6 different providers in Calgary, so we can provide you with around 480 properties. You're going to have a hard time choosing!