Whoa Nelly. I know you’ve just arrived in Calgary and you’re chomping at the bit to catch those jaw-dropping Rocky Mountain views you’ve been drooling over in your Instagram feed, but perhaps you haven’t had a chance to explore all the city has to offer. Downtown Calgary is only 20 minutes away from the airport and it’s a hotbed for hiking, urban walks, and a whole lot of cool experiences that you won’t want to miss. And if you’re willing to go a little further, you can find wild places both within and just outside of the city limits.
So hop in a taxi or grab an Uber and get downtown. Please give us at least a few hours – if not a whole day and a night - to show you the best bits of the city on foot. You’ll be happy you did.
In case you didn’t know, Calgarians have a reputation of being friendly so if you ever need help or directions on any of the hikes don’t be afraid to ask a local. Have fun and don’t forget your sense of adventure.