Located in Southern Canada, close to the Rocky Mountains, take a look at our holidays to Calgary and look forward to visiting this stunning destination. Whether you’re going for the slopes or to spend time in the city and its surrounding countryside, don’t miss our selection of holidays to Calgary from Manchester.
Sitting at the point where the foothills of the Rockies start to take over from vast expanses of prairie land, you’ll touch down in an incredible part of Canada with holidays to Calgary. The slopes and the farmland form a huge part of life in this region, which you can discover with our Manchester to Calgary holidays.
A modern, cosmopolitan city, Calgary grew up around its thriving oil industry. The city also has a rich western culture, which is best shown off by the Calgary Stampede. Held every year in July, if you’re in town at this time of year, you’ll see the whole city transformed as this massive rodeo, exhibition and festival takes over.
If you’re going to Calgary over the winter months, chances are you’ll be looking to hit the slopes with some skiing or snowboarding. Within touching distance of the world class resort of Banff, Jasper is also relatively close to Calgary. Whether you’re starting out with snowsports or a seasoned pro, these two spots are fabulous places to go.
Even if you’re not looking to whizz down the slopes, a trip into the snowy mountains is an absolute must. Spend the day staring around in wonder at the spectacular scenery, and make the most of the great après-ski scene as you sip a few drinks in bars with breathtaking views.
Back in the city, you can also take in wonderful views from the Calgary Tower, as you gaze down over Calgary and out towards the Rockies. On level ground, head to the Western Canada’s largest museum, the Glenbow Museum, the Heritage Park Historical Village, or the fascinating Telus Spark science centre.
Relax in the Devonian Gardens urban park, or soak up the city’s sports culture with a trip to the Scotiabank Saddledome to watch the Calgary Flames, as you enjoy your holiday to Calgary from Manchester Airport.