Welcome to Calgary
Be part of the energy. Calgary is a destination like no other: a mix of dynamic big-city energy, cheerful western hospitality and wondrous natural beauty.
Getting to the Show
Round the clock taxi service is available at Calgary International Airport through Associated Cab. Taxi stands are located on the Arrivals level. The approximate fare to Downtown Calgary is between $40 and $45.
Airport Sedan Service
For those travellers looking for premium transportation service, Airport sedans are available on-demand and are located on the Arrivals level adjacent to the taxi stands. The fare to Downtown Calgary is $54.95.
The airport has a number of car rental companies on-site. It’s recommend that you contact the car rental companies directly in advance of your visit to ensure availability.
Hotel Courtesy Shuttles
Several airport hotels offer courtesy shuttle service. Customer pick up is on the Arrivals level at Bus Bays 16 and 17. Please call your hotel from one of our phones located at Bus Bays 16 and 17.
Public Transit – To and from the Airport
Calgary Transit provides public bus transportation to and from Calgary International Airport (YYC).
Route 300 BR Airport/City Centre Service. View the map of this route.
Board the Calgary Transit buses at Bus Bay 7 and 8, located across the roadway from the Arrivals Level of the terminal. Calgary Transit boarding passes can be purchased at Mac’s Convenience Stores on the Arrivals Level or at ticket vending machines located at Bus Bay 7 (debit, credit and coin payment accepted).
Public Transit – LRT – Light Rail Transit (CTrain)
Exhibitors & visitors staying near an LRT line can use this transportation to arrive at Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. The train is free to ride along 7 Avenue between City Hall and West/Kerby Stations. Make sure you purchase your fare if you’re traveling outside of downtown.
Parking at the Venue
Calgary Parking Authority operates a heated underground parking facility beneath the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. Get driving directions.
Booking your Travel
The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is Canada’s third-busiest airport. Getting here is no more than one stop from every major city in the world. Here are a few sample flight times:
- London – 8 hours 30 minutes
- New York – 4 hours 50 minutes
- Los Angeles – 3 hours
- Toronto – 4 hours
- Sydney – 17 hours
Once you’ve landed, downtown is only 20 minutes from the airport, and there are plenty of taxicabs and sedans available.
Where to Stay
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre is directly connected to three four-star hotels. A unique Plus 15 system – an above-ground indoor walkway – gives you convenient access to 1,100 guest rooms.
A special room rate of $279 (regular $299) for a Deluxe room at Calgary Marriott Downtown is available to International Pipeline Exposition visitors. Please book your room here or call at 1 800-228-9290 or 403-266-7331 prior to August 6, 2016. Quote “DMG Events Room Block” when booking.
Whether you choose the attentive hospitality of Calgary Marriott Downtown (384 rooms), the elegance of Hyatt Regency Calgary (355 rooms), or the landmark prestige of The Fairmont Palliser (405 rooms), you’ll be minutes away from a great night’s sleep.
For more hotel choices, Meetings & Convention Calgary.
While You're Here
Visit the Canadian Rockies
Whether you like your day jam-packed with adventure or prefer a slower pace, a day in the Rockies gives you plenty of options. From Calgary head west on the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy. 1). You can't miss 'em.
Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF)
This year CIFF, the biggest film festival between the Great Lakes and the Rockies, will feature over 200 films, putting a variety of cinematic genres from countries from all over the world on screens all over the city.
Get an Insider’s Tour of Calgary
On a request basis, the Calgary Greeters matches tourists up with locals for free tours of downtown as only the locals know it.
Doors Open YYC
Over the last weekend in September, many of Calgary’s most intriguing and beloved sites participate in Doors Open YYC. For this one weekend, buildings in all quadrants of the city open their doors – free of charge – providing special revealing tours and behind-the-scenes experiences.
Big Rock Brewery Tours
This Calgary-based brewery is best known for its staple beers like Grasshopper and Traditional Ale but don’t overlook the rest of the Signature Series — including the Dunkelweizen and the Rhine Stone Cowboy Kölsch Style Ale. Tours typically last for 60 minutes every weekend and cost $25 per person.
TELUS Spark is Canada's first new purpose-built Science Centre in over 25 years and a place for people of all ages and abilities to embrace the exploration and discovery of science, technology and art in new and amazing ways. Ignite your curiosity in the thrilling overlap of science, art and technology.
You'll have no trouble imagining dinosaurs roaming the earth when you explore the otherworldly landscape of The Badlands. There's a lot to see in this part of the province, including real, honest-to-goodness dinosaur bones at Royal Tyrrell Museum - home to 80,000 specimens and 35 complete dinosaur skeletons.
See and feel the past as it comes to life in front of your eyes. This unique Park’s attractions and exhibits span Western Canadian history from the 1860s to 1950s. You will see the vital story of the settlement of the west not only preserved, but presented alive and in great working condition!
Extend Your Stay
One of the world’s most original and eclectic spectacles of art, science and engineering will erupt at the fourth annual Beakerhead. Look for mechanical creatures, multi-story art installations, famous and soon-to-be famous scientists and inventors, and performances by people and machines.
It’s time to celebrate another Calgary tradition! Similar to the original Munich festival, which celebrates local beer and food, Calgary Oktoberfest at the Upper Big Four Building, Stampede Park will feature both local craft and authentic Bavarian breweries.
Calgary Stampeders Football
Head to McMahon Stadium to watch the Calgary Stampeders take on their fiercest rivals. Look for Quick Six the touchdown horse running down the sidelines after the Stamps score, catch a mini-football, join in the tailgating festivities and cheer hard and loud for the Red & White!
Lake Louise Wonderfall
Lake Louise is a year round world-class destination, but in the fall it turns it up a notch! Every experience is elevated - the hiking, the dining, the majestic gold & yellow vistas.