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About Calgary

With a population of approximately 1 million, Calgary is the largest city in Alberta province in Canada. Calgary constitutes the southern end of the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor, which is considered one of the richest regions of the world. Calgary's city center, 80 km of the famous Canadian Rocky Mountains (also known as Canadian Rockies), has the wonderful view of the mountains.

With its proximity to Lake Louise, Banff and Canmore, the famous tourism towns on the Rocky Mountains, the city welcomes about 4.5 million visitors a year with unique opportunities it offers to its visitors. During the process that began with the discovery of petroleum in Alberta in 1914, the city’s economy significantly grew as a result of enrichment of petroleum resources and other natural resources 40s and the increase in oil prices with the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973. In this city, which is also an important center for tourism, there are many places to visit such as Fish Creek Regional Park, Canada Olympic Park, Edworthy Park, Telus Spark, Glenbow Museum, the Military Museums, Calgary Zoo and many more. The University of Calgary is the most important higher education institution in the city. Today, Calgary is the city having the most company headquarters in Canada after Toronto, and most of these companies are related to oil industry.

Offering a great holiday experience for tourists, this city is home to millions of visitors during the great festival called Calgary Stampede. Air transportation can be provided with Calgary International Airport. The airport is about 20 km from the city center. Public transportation is available from the airport to the city center. Flights between Istanbul and Calgary take at least about 13 hours and 50 minutes with one or more transfers.

Transportation to Calgary City Center from Airport


Calgary Intl. - YYC Calgary Intl. Airport

Calgary International Airport which is located north of Calgary, is the third largest airport in Canada and is only 17 km from the city center. There are many alternatives to get to the city center from Calgary Airport, which is a very busy airport.

Public Transport

If you prefer public transport to reach Calgary city center you can use the bus and the train. Called Calgary Transit the bus numbers 100, 300 and 430 can take you directly from the airport to the city center. You can also easily reach Calgary via the airport train line.


A 24 hour taxi service is available at Calgary International Airport. Taxis are located on the arrival terminal level floor and you can travel to the city center by taxi at an average cost of $ 40.

Airport Shuttle Service

Calgary has one bus company operating between the airport and the city center. Airport Shuttle Express provides you with an easy transfer to downtown Calgary by using this airport shuttle service. To reach the airport shuttle service, all you need to do is follow the direction signs in the terminal.

Rent a Car

Another way to travel to the city center from the airport is by car rental from the terminal. Car rental companies are located on the departure level floor across from the main terminal building and there are many car rental companies such as Budget, Hertz, Avis, National and Enterprise. You can reach the city by a short journey with your rental car and you can return your vehicle to the airport on your departure and then continue your journey.

Hotel Shuttle Service

In Calgary many hotel have payable or free shuttle services for their guests. If you have made a reservation at a hotel in Calgary you can speak to your hotel before your journey and you can ask for a private shuttle service that will take you from the airport to the city center.

Weather in Calgary

DayMin - Max
FridayMin 16ºC - Max 25ºC
SaturdayMin 15ºC - Max 28ºC
SundayMin 12ºC - Max 19ºC
MondayMin 10ºC - Max 26ºC
TuesdayMin 15ºC - Max 28ºC

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