As we proudly proclaim here in the charming city we affectionately refer to as Cowtown, Calgary is unique in so many ways, not the least of which is the ability to trek up to the Rocky Mountains and be back in time for dinner on the same day! With a veritable bounty of things to see, do, experience, climb, explore and taste, there is a cultural interest, a diversion and a sensory pleasure to suit everyone in Calgary and environs. We hope you will make time to venture beyond the beautiful new walls of our hospitable hotel at Calgary Airport and meet our friendly western Canadian compatriots and experience why people who are from Calgary will always be from Calgary; we hope you will find our town as delightful as we do.
Arts & Cultural
Aero Space Museum of Calgary
Conveniently located just minutes from our Calgary Airport hotel, aviation and history enthusiasts alike can revel in Canada's aerospace legacy and marvel at dozens of vintage aircraft, some dating back to the First World War.
A visitor favourite, the Glenbow Museum pays homage to myriad First Nations native to the area in addition to providing engaging and ever-changing displays of world history, national treasures and local culture, creating a truly unique, must-see experience.
Martha Cohen Theatre
Culture aficionados will appreciate the intimate nature of this charming 386-seat venue, which affords an up-close-and-personal experience with performers of dance and theatre.
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Noteworthy for its remarkable collection of over 110,000 fossils and 40 dinosaurs, Canada's only dedicated museum of paleontology is well worth the trip to Drumheller, Alberta - a short drive from our Wyndham Garden Calgary Airport hotel.
Also known as Calgary's Science Centre, visitors will enjoy learning, exploring and discovering all-things- science at this delightful attraction.
Points of Interest
Banff and Lake Louise
If your travels bring you to Calgary to explore Alberta and its many delights, Banff and Lake Louise are undeniably, undoubtedly and irrefutably two of the most beautifully glorious scenic destinations on Planet Earth. From pristine waters and snow-capped mountains, to serenity and fresh mountain air that is soul-cleansing, these destinations are bucket-list worthy, must-see havens of unbelievably jaw-dropping majesty and heart-stopping beauty beyond compare. In short: please visit.
For unrivalled views of Calgary, the Rockies and beyond, be sure to pack your photo device and head to the 525-foot-tall Calgary Tower, located a short drive from our Calgary Airport hotel.
From penguins and dinosaurs, lush botanical gardens and African flora and fauna, and landscapes and wildlife that traverse millions of years, there is a veritable bounty of delights to see and explore at the Calgary Zoo, just a short drive from our hotel at Calgary Airport.
Century Downs Racetrack and Casino
Play the slots, roll the dice, bet on the horses and enjoy food and beverages aplenty at this nearby casino.
Heritage Park Historical Village
Relive Western Canada's rich history at the aptly named Heritage Park as you explore 180 exhibits over 127 acres, and revel in an authentic experience that highlights significant periods of time that include the fur trading era, First Nations encampment, and more.
Those hankering for serious retail therapy will find upscale shopping nirvana at the 250-shop Chinook Centre, with tony brands like Burberry, Hugo Boss, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn and Canadian icons Roots and Hudson Bay Company.
Core Shopping Centre
Legendary upscale Canadian brands Holt Renfrew and Harry Rosen can be found among the other 160 boutiques and department stores at this swank and chic mall, located in the heart of downtown Calgary and a 20-minute drive from our Wyndham Garden Calgary Airport hotel.
An indoor haven of outlet shopping, CrossIron Mills boasts 200 name brand outlets that include everything from cosmetics, clothing, furniture and more.
Shop until you drop at over 200 shops within the Market Mall at chains that include the Apple Store, Victoria's Secret and many more.
Sports & Entertainment
With a history that includes having played host to figure skating and ice hockey at the 1988 Winter Olympics, the Saddledome is now home to several noteworthy events and teams, including the NHL's Calgary Flames, the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League, and events for the legendary Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, along with concerts, conferences and special events.
Stay fit and active at Calgary's self-proclaimed year-round playground! As the site of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, the centre is replete with winter activities like downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing, while the warmer months beckon for mountain biking, and conviviality at several summer festivals.
Corporate Locations near the Wyndham Garden Calgary Airport Hotel
- Alberta Medical Association
- Bowden Penitentiary
- Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 2 km
- Calgary International Airport Authority
- Canada Safeway Limited
- Cenovus Energy
- FortisAlberta Inc.
- University of Calgary
- West Jet