We're travelling from New Zealand to Calgary for the stampede, arrive 1st July/depart 8th. We're two couples and one of us has bad knees so we thought that we'd try to avoid public transport for him and opt for a rental car.
We've arranged parking in the grounds and seating for the parade;so far so good. The big question is parking for the parade. We're staying on 16th Ave NW and the parade breakfast is 7am at the corner of 8th Ave SW & 7th St SW. The plan is to leave early and drive to the 24 hour parkade at 722 8th Ave SW and be there by 6am.
No idea what traffic will be like then or how long to get to the parkade so any advice would be really helpful.
Also as our car rental is costing a hair raising $1883 CAD for 8 days (although this includes $199 one way drop off fee to Edmonton) we'd heard that some car sales will sell a car and then buy it back after a short term visit and pay approx $1000 less. Anyone know anything of this?
I know the sensible and cheaper option is to use the train but we're catering to our friend who can't stand for too long. Thanks for any advice.
I will be moving to Calgary at the end of next month, I just want to know whats the best place to live in terms of transport etc. I have not been there before so any tips are welcome.
OK I'll admit I'm too cheap to pay for a hotel for a few hours, I much rather prop up a bar somewhere. Is there anywhere at the airport or not too far away that can keep us amused during our layover? Az..
fancy going to calgar stampede inb 2013. not on my husbands bucket list but deffo on mine. Which hotel are close to the transportation and how long should we stay. My other half thinks a couple of days will be more than enough so would appreciate any help from residents. Cheers Pat
Dear All, I am looking at driving from Calgary to Yellowstone and back. I have 7 nights only. Can anyone tell me if they think this is realistic (I am looking at 3 nights in Yellowstone) and also if there are some nice scenic drives with some small towns etc to look at. Also, can I go back a different way and is the border crossing ok? Many thanks, PB Dancing
Hi all, My family (of 4 inc. myself) are in Canada in Sept/Oct. We have a 7 hour wait until our connecting flight to Saskatoon. Does anyone know if it would be possible to hop on the shuttle bus from the airport and explore Calgary a little? How long does the shuttle bus take? Has anybody done this? What did you get up to? Thanks, look forward to hearing from you! Hayley :)
My husband and I are planning on moving from Cambridge Ontario to Calgary Alberta. My husband is moving in Oct. to job hunt while I stay behind and handle loose ends here. Most of our possessions we're leaving behind, but we have 2 dogs and a cat to move. So far we are looking at2500 to move with a small company. We are considering offering an all expensis paid road trip to anyone willing to rent a van and share driving to move me to Alberta while my husband sets up on that end, with a one way plane ticket once in Alberta to get them home. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations or know of anyone who would be both interested and a safe bet? Thanks
I'm going to be house-sitting in Calgary for the aforementioned time period. I searched for special events in the city during that time but couldn't find any. Might anyone know of what things are going on then? Robert
Hi All, My girlfriend and I and flying into Calgary from Ireland at 8pm. Dose anybody know what the transport is like to get the city at this time? I have read that the public transport is best be avoided at this time, is this true? I have looked into staying here Calgary CYOB Guest house. But there is not much information about it, which makes me sceptical to stay there. What are the hostels like in Calgary. From what I can find there is only a hand full of them. Which also makes me think that its not much of a backpacking town. Am I right? Last one, work is it easy to get work there? All responses are greatly appreciated Thanks, Dan.
I'm arriving just past midnight from San Francisco and plan to meet friends in Strathmore. Is there a shuttle available at a reasonable price, or should I just rent a car and drive there?
Hi to all I have a day to stay in Calgary in late May and would like to maximise my time by finding a reasonably-priced hotel near things I should see. Where should I stay and what should I see? Or should I just get an airport hotel (because I have a 7 am flight the next day) and use public transport to see a bit of Calgary? Thanks
We are planning a trip to Calgary in June and would prefer to camp. Can you advise rental companies who would rent a 4x4 car and a trailer or popup trailer tent. Alternatively are lodges on camp grounds available for 1 to 2 nights Are there any guide books to back country trails and forrest roads
Hi. We will be flying into Calgary but staying in Edmonton. I understand that there is no rail link between the 2 cities so how can we get there? Thanks in advance for your help. Clare
Hi, I and my friend are planning for a trip by car from Calgary to Vancouver spending few days in Banff and then to Jasper then to Vancouver. I have some questions: 1. Usually is it cold in that week? 2. about the car rental what do you recommend? 3. Any cheap hotel or backpacker in Banff and Jasper? If you have any other tips you would like to share please do so. Arthur Thanks
I live in the Milwaukee area and would like to take a train to Calgary and put my car on the train so that I can drive back. Does anyone know if that is possible?
Hi, we're thinking of flying into Edmonton, staying a few nights, and then driving down to Calgary with a one night stop along the way. What I need to know is: How far is it, is it a nice drive, is there much to see / do along the way, is there somewhere that is ideal for a one night stop along the way. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks Tricky Dicky
I'm having a very hard time renting a car in Calgary (near the airport) with a Class 7N license. Any ideas here ? You help would be great!
I will be staying on villiage rd, then first day I will drive to lake Louise Rd to the lake where fairmount hotel was, last time I was there the lake was still frozen so I wanted to go back, but where is Herbert Lake located? can I get there to take some pic in the morning as I am heading to Jasper?
is the big asian grocery store I went before. can u tell me if that is the BIG one? where it has a lot of fresh veggy and dry goods? ty
Hi I'm due to fly to Calgary this Friday morning from Manchester England , Just worried as it is on the news that some flights may be cancelled yet again due to the ash cloud from Iceland ... Has anyone any up to date info on this .
Hi! I am going to take a week long class in the Alberta College of Art and Design, in late june. It is located at 14 st NW and 14 av NW. Can anyone recomend an inexpensive hostel or hotel nearby (or acessible walking or by bus)? Thanks!
Hi , I'm arriving in Calgary on May 7th for a 10 day holiday with my husband . What are the best things to do and see , we really wanted to go on a train ride just for the day to Banff . Also what is the weather like at this time of year . what type of clothing should we bring to wear of a day and of an evening . We have been told the best way to get around is to hire a car , but we don't drive , will this be a problem Thanks
Hi everyone, I'm looking for a one-way flight from Calgary to Ottawa at the end of Feb next year. I've been on WestJet and they have a seat sale for229 before tax ($290 including). How does that price sound? Air Canada is much more expensive and I'm not sure if there are other options. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hey everyone, I have a quite intricate problem: I need to reenter the country for a working permit to become effective. The plan was to rent a car and drive for a few days to Montana and then back into Canada. When I tried to rent the car today, however, I found out that most rental companys require the renter to have a drivers license and a credit card. I have a driver license, but I don't have a credit card. My girlfriend (who is coming along) has a credit card, but no drivers license. It seems to be not possible to rent a car with this setup, I have tried Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Budget and some smaller ones. Does anyone know a car rental where one can have different names for driver and credit card holder? If this is not possible, I was looking at ways to get to Montana without a car. Greyhound only seems to offer routes to Hotsprings going over Vancouver and Seattle, which of course does not make any sense. Are there other coach companys that offer rides directly from Calgary to Montana? Do you have any other idea how I could do this? Regards Ole
We are booking our seats for the 2010 Stampede and the seating map on the website is not too helpful. Can anyone give their opinions on the best seat locations to reserve? Thanks in advance :)
Hi, I am looking for a new and exciting holiday for myself and my family. We have tried dry slope skiing near our home town in Scotland and thought it would be a great holiday in Canada to try the real thing. I would be extremly grateful if anyone could give me information on places to stay and go skiing that would make our holiday more exciting and enjoyable.
My husband and I will be staying in Calgary next week (6-10 July) We would like to have a good steak dinner, any recommendations for a restaurant please. I have read comments on the Metropolitan Grill which looked promising,but noisy and for a younger crowd (we are seniors !!) All help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Can anyone tell me how I can conveniently get from Milwaukee to Calgary on a train? My wife told me that someone from Amtrak told her it would take 3 days with changes of trains and buses. It seems to me that there must be an easier and shorter way. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks.
I am visiting Calgary in September and I am looking for a fun, centrally located Hostel. Can anybody help? Many Thanks