Discover a selection of 490 vacation rentals in Calgary, AB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and internet/wifi. Prices start at C$ 68 per night, and house rentals and condo and apartment rentals are popular options for a stay in Calgary. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Enjoying your stay in a Calgary vacation rental

Calgary offers a dynamic landscape where a cosmopolitan city centre with towering skyscrapers meets a rural setting of vast prairies and winding rivers against the backdrop of the Canadian Rockies. If you prefer a fast-paced lifestyle, you'll find it in Downtown Calgary, home to high-end restaurants, bustling bars, public squares, major shopping centres, and renowned museums. Alberta's cowboy culture and open ranges also impact the big city – nicknamed "Cowtown" – as Calgary hosts some of Canada's biggest rodeos and farming festivals throughout the year. Whether you're staying in one of the city's numerous hotels or vacation rentals, you'll find there's plenty of fun on tap for everyone, from solo travellers to vacationing families.

History

Calgary offers an embarrassment of riches when it comes to historic military sites, starting with Fort Calgary, an 1875 complex built to defend the city. Today, the wooden fort is open for tours. The Military Museum devotes its galleries to honouring local troops that served in the Boer War, the World Wars, the Korean War, and the Cold War. There's also an outdoor area that displays historic wartime vehicles. Not only does Battalion Park offer hiking trails and panoramic views of the city from atop a bluff, but the space also serves as a tribute to World War I soldiers. Finally, visit the enormous Glenbow Museum for a deep dive into Calgary's local history.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Calgary

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Calgary a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Canada Olympic Park (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Stampede Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Calgary Zoo (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Calgary Elks Lodge and Golf Club (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Shaganappi Point Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Richmond Green Golf Course (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Calgary

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Calgary is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Canada Olympic Park (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Devonian Gardens (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • McDougall Centre (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Central Memorial Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Prince's Island Park (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Riley Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Calgary

The nearest airport is in Calgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.), located 6.3 mi (10.1 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Calgary University Station or Calgary Heritage Station to see more of the city. You can get around Calgary by jumping on the metro at 3rd Street SW Station, 4th Street SW Station or 6th Street SW Station.

How to get around

Getting around Calgary near your vacation rental

Light rail trains and buses are a fast, affordable way to get around town, and Calgary offers plenty of both. The city's layout makes driving a somewhat confusing task for newbies, and icy and snowy roads are particularly challenging in the winter. Thankfully, Downtown Calgary is compact enough that it's easy to explore on foot. You can still walk during the region's harsh winters, but you'll be limited to the enclosed and elevated walkways that connect the city's buildings. During warm weather, you should take advantage of Calgary's more than 800 kilometres of combined pathways and bike lanes, one of the most extensive networks in North America.

Food & drink

Chinese cooking and Caesars – culinary delights in Calgary

Carnivores, rejoice! You'll find plenty of hearty dishes to enjoy throughout the city, from prime cuts of Alberta beef in beloved Calgary steakhouses, to ginger beef platters – a local creation – in Chinese restaurants. Calgary is also home to scores of authentic Vietnamese eateries, where you can grab a piping hot bowl of pho, the beloved Vietnamese soup, or a banh mi sandwich, featuring a mixture of meats and vegetables, coriander, cucumbers, and pickled carrots on a baguette. For an added bit of kick, ask for jalapenos. Sunday brunch in Calgary almost always include a Caesar, a variation of a Bloody Mary, complete with clam-spiked tomato juice.

Essential info

Essential facts for your Calgary vacation rental stay

Calgary's population of 1.2 million people makes it Alberta's largest city. English and French are Canada's official languages, but the former is the most common tongue in Calgary. The nation's currency is the Canadian dollar and travellers can usually make currency exchanges at banks, ATMs, and border crossing exchange booths. Calgary is a relatively safe city, but you can dial 911 in the event of an emergency. Gratuities are rarely included as part of your dining experience, although it's customary to tip approximately 15-20% on the total bill before tax. Some restaurants may automatically charge a gratuity of up to 18% if you're dining with a large group.

Can I find a vacation rental around Calgary?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 490 vacation rentals near Calgary. From 274 house rentals to 194 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Calgary for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Calgary?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Calgary:

  • Northwest Calgary: 317 vacation rentals
  • Southwest Calgary: 390 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Calgary: 151 vacation rentals
  • Beltline: 142 vacation rentals
  • Southeast Calgary: 157 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Calgary?

Vrbo Canada offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Calgary. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Foothills Medical Centre: 502 vacation rentals
  • Stampede Park: 486 vacation rentals
  • Calgary Telus Convention Centre: 485 vacation rentals
  • Calgary Zoo: 483 vacation rentals
  • Spruce Meadows: 463 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Calgary listed on Vrbo Canada where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Calgary?

Yes, of course. Vrbo Canada has 274 Houses in Calgary. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Calgary include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 194 rentals available
  • Cottages: 20 rentals available
  • Cabins: 20 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Calgary?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 35 vacation rentals with pool available in Calgary. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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