The first stop for any visitor flying into Alberta will likely be Calgary Airport, Canada's third busiest airport. It saw 14.3 million travellers through its doors in 2013 and uses an enormous 1.6 million litres of fuel every day. This airport is also relatively conveniently located, just 17 kilometres from downtown Calgary, and is a shining example of the immediate warm welcome that all visitors to Alberta will receive.
Car hire at Calgary International airport is incredibly convenient regardless of whether you're travelling there for the first or hundredth time. Hiring through DriveNow makes everything run especially smoothly, as we ensure quick, reliable service. There are no sneaky booking fees, so the only extras you may need to pay are optional add-ons.
The rental centre is just off the terminal at departures, where you'll find a variety of DriveNow approved hire companies such as Avis, Hertz, Enterprise and Dollar. From there, all travellers have to do is pick up the keys and go!
The city that hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics, Calgary is famous for its strong sense of spirit and personality. Business moguls will love this city, as it's renowned for its bustling metropolitan atmosphere, with tall buildings and a professional environment.
As a city with a rich history and heritage juxtaposed with a pervasive spirit of modernity, visitors to Calgary will find an abundance of things to do. From heritage museums to zoos and outdoor festivals, there'll be something to occupy even the most easily bored mind.
The Calgary Stampede is, of course, one of the biggest attractions of this city. The event is held annually and features a daily live rodeo show. Other attractions include fun concerts and a delectable culinary scene. The stampede is supported entirely by volunteers and is a non-profit organisation making it a wonderful way to support the community.
If a rodeo doesn't sound like your cup of tea, the Heritage Park Historical Village might be more to your liking. At this museum, visitors can learn all about Canada's social, political and economic history as they walk through various exhibits and watch performances. Different areas of the village are open at different times but the most exhibits are open from 9 to 5.
Finally, animal lovers will revel at the superb Calgary Zoo, which houses a huge range of native and exotic animals including komodo dragons, whooping cranes and red pandas. Tickets are seasonal but are about CAD$25 for an adult.