Calgary, AB is a booming city known as the gateway to the Canadian Rockies, and fittingly, Calgary hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988. Car rentals in Calgary give you the freedom to explore the city and to head west toward the foothills and up into the mountains.
Mountains, Moose and More
The Calgary International Airport is just 12 miles north of the downtown area. Once you're all set with a Calgary car rental, adventures await you from the city westward to the mountains. Travel west on the Trans Canada Highway for less than an hour, and you'll reach Kananaskis Country. Go for an invigorating swim at Quarry Lake, a spring-fed body of water over 300 feet deep. Enjoy majestic views of Ha Ling Peak and the Rundle Range as you set out on numerous scenic hiking trails. At an even higher elevation is Spray Valley Provincial Park, which borders Banff National Park to the west. In addition to hiking, you can try your hand at trout fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. Spectacular views and wildlife create endless photo opportunities. Visitors often see moose, mule deer, elk, black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats. After you're done exploring Calgary's flora and fauna, visit the Calgary Stampede, a world-class rodeo complemented by live music, rides, and endless food and beverages. You'll find more than horses and ornery bulls at the Calgary Zoo. Make your way from the Penguin Plunge to the rain forest, and then on to the butterfly conservatory.
Join the Stampede to Calgary
Whether your tastes run more toward exotic cars or four-wheel-drive trucks, you'll find cheap car rentals in Calgary at Travelocity. Browse affordable Calgary hotels and locate the best flights to Calgary at Travelocity. Combine a hotel and flight, and save up to $537. Majestic mountains and rowdy rodeos await your arrival.