Experience venues you’ll only find in Calgary, like the Military Museums, the Alberta Ballet, and the many 1988 Calgary Olympic attractions. Yes, this city is distinctive, unforgettable and exciting to meet in. So what are you waiting for?
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Rouge has been a fixture in Calgary’s fine dining scene since it opened in 2001. Diners can expect French-inspired meals in a historic setting. The Cross House sits next to the Bow River and features a beautiful backyard garden. Dishes often include ingredients pulled from the garden earlier that day.
Address: 1240 8th Ave SE
Known For: Continually appearing on Best Restaurant in Calgary lists.
You know a restaurant is great when it’s been around for over 50 years. Caesar’s has two locations and both offer remarkable experiences. These are old school steakhouses. The décor drips of opulence and the food is indulgent.
Known For: Being a go-to spot for milestones and special occasions.
The location of River Café is hard to beat. It’s surrounded by trees, on a river island, in downtown Calgary. And the food lives up to the setting. The restaurant focuses on sourcing food from small local farms and fishermen. This comes through in its seasonally changing menu.
Address: 25 Prince’s Island Park SW
Known For: Its picnic baskets, which are perfect for a day spent exploring Prince’s Island Park.
Teatro is the flagship restaurant of Calgary’s well-known Teatro Group. It opened in 1993 in the historic Dominion Bank building, right across from Arts Commons. The Italian menu is so authentic that the olive oil comes from the owner's family's olive groves.
Address: 200 8th Ave SE
Known For: Its 10,000 bottle wine cellar.
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GETTING TO CALGARY
FLIGHTS / HOTEL
It’s easy to get to Calgary.
Getting to Calgary is easy with many transportation options to travel from destinations around the world. With one of the world's most modern and welcoming airports, getting to Calgary by air is easy with commercial airline access and other options available to travellers.
YYC Calgary International Airport
As one of Canada's largest airports, YYC Calgary International Airport welcomes millions of visitors to Calgary each year. YYC is a hub for major Canadian airlines Air Canada and WestJet and offers direct flights to Canada, the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Central America. With two in-terminal hotels, several restaurants, and a brand new international terminal, flying in and out of Calgary is a great experience for travellers from around the world. As a premier shopping destination, YYC boasts more than 135 shops and services for business and leisure travellers to enjoy.
The international airport is conveniently located in the northeast of Calgary, approximately 20 minutes from the downtown core. Rental cars, taxis, limousines, and airport shuttles are available at the airport.
BUS SERVICE & PRIVATE SHUTTLE
Bus tours are a popular way to travel to Calgary and explore surrounding areas, like the Canadian Rockies, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the Canadian Badlands. Charter a group tour or book a single seat for a safe and reliable way to explore Alberta.
Many shuttle services are available to Calgary and from YYC Calgary International Airport to major hotels and motels. Private group bookings are also a great way to explore Calgary, Kananaskis, Banff, and beyond.
Red Arrow transportation operates intercity bus service in Alberta to Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, and Red Deer, and the Prairie Sprinter provides transportation to Medicine Hat.
Please note that there is no Greyhound service in Western Canada, including all destinations west of Sudbury.