For Stampedes and Great Camaraderie! Take a Private Tour of Calgary
For stampedes and great camaraderie, take a private tour of Calgary, the fifth largest city in Canada.
Located at the sunny foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains towards the eastern side, Calgary is the major city for the entire southern half of the Province of Alberta.
There are countless stunning, glimmering skyscrapers in this ever vibrant and ever growing cosmopolitan city.
However, surrounding the city is the profound beauty and unspoilt natural environment. The Canadian Rockies on one side and where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, on the other.
Calgary is rich in natural resources with the main one being the oil industry after oil was discovered in 1914 in Turner Valley which had a dramatic effect on the cities economy, for the better.
Before the discovery of oil, Calgary was full of ranchers and cowboys/ cowgirls. To this day there is still a huge Rodeo called the ‘Calgary Stampede’ held annually.
The roots of this rodeo go back to 1886, but the first official rodeo and festival started in 1912.
Top 10 Things to Do in Calgary
Sightseeing Tours of Calgary to Visit the Famous Calgary Tower or on Adventure Tours Go to the Canadian Rockies for Wild Times
There is much to do in Calgary city and the surrounding areas for both young, very young, middle-aged and elderly.
The sightseeing tours and city tours are plentiful and fun with excellent guides educating you on the different landmarks.
The adventure tours are even more exhilarating and wild. During the winter there is every thinkable winter sports activity available.
Just to throw in a bit if trivia; Calgary held the 1988 Winter Olympics, so the climate is, of course, perfect for winter sports.
During the summer, you need not worry, there is still lots of adventure to be had; skydiving, hiking, kayaking, caving, kiteboarding, zorbing, rock climbing, white water rafting, rodeos and the new thing Geocaching are just a few.
Travel Tips for Calgary
For the best events, festivals and hot weather, the best times to visit Calgary are June all the way through to end of August. If winter sports are your thing, then anytime from November to March is your prime time. However, if you would like a holiday free from lots of tourists, lower prices for hotels and private tours and weather that is still warm then visit Calgary in April or in October.
Calgary is like most places in Canada, not too expensive a city and you can have a great holiday without going over your budget. It is possible to get a double room in a standard hotel for $150, or if you want luxury, the prices start from $250. In a local restaurant, dinner for two can cost $40 and in a fine dining restaurant $100. It all depends on how much you are willing to spend. Sightseeing and city tours will vary from season to season.
Always do research about the destination you intend to travel to. Book as many private tours as possible in advance to ensure you are not disappointed upon arrival. Be aware of your location and never walk alone at nighttime in dark streets. Pickpockets are everywhere in the world so keep your money in a safe place or on your person. You may encounter scam artists looking for money to ‘get back home’, do not engage in conversation
Spring is short in Calgary and the place is slightly muddy as the snows melt and temperatures begin to rise. Summer is warmer with temperatures from 20 to mid 20’s degree Celsius; there is also some rain during these months. Autumn the weather is cooling but still very pleasant with temperatures averaging 15-20 degrees Celsius and finally winter, temperatures plummet and lots of snow on the mountains and the city looks like a snow-globe.