Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Calgary, AB, CA 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 swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $73 per night, and houses and condos 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

Follow the stampede to cool and cosmopolitan Calgary

Once an outpost for the mounties, Calgary has grown into a buzzy, cosmopolitan city over the past few decades. The eastern gateway to the Canadian Rockies, the Alberta capital is the access point to the popular ski resorts, Jasper and Banff. In July, it goes under the moniker of Cowtown, thanks to the arrival of the Calgary Stampede, a massive rodeo festival billed as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. A Calgary vacation rental will bring you close to all of Calgary's main attractions, including Heritage Park, Canada's largest living history museum, Calgary Zoo, and the dizzying 190-meter-tall Calgary Tower.

Things to do

History, hippos and hair-raising roller coasters

If you're after some family fun, visit Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada's largest living history museum. It's a fascinating insight to Calgary life in the 1800s, with characters in historic dress, antique vehicles, and horse-drawn carriages. Open from May to October, it's easily reached from your Calgary vacation rental via the shuttle service from Heritage C-Train station. Kids will also love Calaway Park, Western Canada's largest amusement park, and Calgary Zoo. Set east of downtown, the zoo has a plethora of wildlife, including tigers, hippos, and cute red pandas. Don't miss the brilliant grizzly bear training sessions.

Activities

The final frontier for fun?

During the warmer summer months, Calgary transforms into an outdoor city. From your Calgary vacation rental, take a wander down Stephen Avenue, a lively pedestrianized area with street performers, contemporary sculptures, and an array of cool shops, bars, and restaurants. The city is also brimming with active pursuits. Head to Canada Olympic Park, home of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, and try the mountain biking trails. In winter, the city turns into a gateway to winter sports—skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing in the nearby top ski resorts, Banff and Jasper.

Weather

It's ice, ice baby, in Calgary

To make the best of your cool Calgary vacation, the ideal time to visit is between May and September, when you'll get king's ransom of the good weather. Winter is pretty stark in the Alberta capital, with temperatures often dropping to minus 20s. Heavy snowfall starts from late October and often lasts through April. However, Calgary also sees the most sunshine in all of Canada. July is the busiest month and Calgary vacation rentals get booked up months in advance, thanks to the Calgary Stampede.

Natural features

Get busy with the grizzlies in the Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rocky Mountains is around 50 miles away and is an easy day trip from your Calgary vacation rental. Head an hour west along the Trans-Canada Highway and you can't miss 'em! The Rockies are a hiker's dream, boasting hundreds of incredible trails teeming with wildlife. A popular starter route is the trail to Moose Mountain, a 9-mile hike through alpine meadows with magnificent Rockies views from the peak. The mountain range is home to a variety of North American wildlife, including elk, moose, and wolverine, but keep your eyes peeled for the resident grizzly bears.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Calgary

The nearest airport is in Calgary International Airport (YYC), 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 catching a ride on the metro at 3rd Street SW Station, 4th Street SW Station or 6th Street SW Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Calgary?

Whether you're searching for a cozy retreat for you and your special someone or somewhere roomy to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Calgary. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Take advantage of handy amenities like a dryer and a dining table at "Private Luxury Boutique Vacation Rental In The Heart Of Down Town". Situated around 55 miles from Calgary, this unique property has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another great choice is "Stunning Mountain Retreat In Rundle Cliffs Lodge", which is around 55 miles from Calgary. With 2 bedrooms, off-street parking options and golf, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Calgary vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Calgary?

If you're in the mood to relax and completely switch off for a few days, there's no shortage of fantastic weekend getaways in and near Calgary. Enjoy some downtime at one of these top options:

  • If exploring the great outdoors is a non-negotiable for you, you'll love "Elegant 2bedroom Dt Condo With Park View And Ungrnd Parkin". Around 1 mile south of Calgary, it's near Fox Hollow Golf Course and Eaglequest Golf Dome Driving Range. Amenities at this escape include a fridge and an iron and ironing board.
  • Also look into "Welcome To Echo, Our Stunning 2 Storey Penthouse On The 22nd Floor", which you'll find around 1 mile south of Calgary. After a day of discovering nearby attractions such as Riley Park and Pearce Estate Park, kick back in your rental and make the most of air conditioning, internet services and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Calgary?

Studio apartments may be small, but they pack a mighty punch when it comes to location and convenience. Put your bags down at one of these welcoming studio apartments in and around Calgary:

  • One of our top picks is "Spacious 1 Bd+den Steps Away From 17th". Book a few nights at this popular apartment and you'll have access to air conditioning and internet services.
  • "1 Bedroom High Floor Condo With Beautiful Downtown View" is another superb stay, providing all you could want for the perfect Calgary getaway. Useful amenities here include a fridge and heating.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Calgary?

From chic studio apartments to extravagant houses, Vrbo has your vacation sorted. Here are some of our top picks in and around Calgary:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "Canmore Mountain View Rental In Downtown" is a great choice. It's not too far from the center of Calgary, so you'll be near lots of attractions.
  • Another terrific option is "Premium Mountain Viewluxurious 2 Bed Condo At Blackstone Mountain Lodge Canmore". Gather a few friends and enjoy a comfy stay near the heart of Calgary.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Calgary?

Big groups mean big-time fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your entire gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Calgary and get your loved ones together under the same roof:

  • A host of amenities including a fireplace and a kitchen make "Lovely 6bds 3bths Mins To Peter L. Hosp Lrt Slp 12" a favorite with groups. This generous property has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. From Calgary's center, it's around 6 miles away to the east.
  • Nothing takes priority over hanging out with the people you love, and "Sheer Perfection On Golf Course W" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 8 miles to the southeast of Calgary, as many as 14 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. Mountain views and a garden are among the various amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Calgary?

Nothing says fun like a pool does. Dust off your inflatable doughnut and browse these houses in or near Calgary that come with this added bonus:

  • Get into vacay mode at "Beach House Without The Beach", where your top priority will be hanging out by the pool. Amenities such as a microwave oven and cable/satellite TV services help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • Alternatively, spend your break at "Stay, Work And Relax… Executive House In Nw Calgary". Along with an invigorating pool, you'll also have use of a TV and a living room.

Calgary has a subarctic climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 50 ºF and 70 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Calgary vacation rental and organize your getaway for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Calgary?

Nanny and Pop-Pop, Aunty Monique ... You can put them on your invitation list when you opt for a large family vacation rental in or near Calgary. Get all your loved ones under the same roof at one of these spacious hideaways:

  • With 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests, "Stay, Work And Relax… Executive House In Nw Calgary" gives you space to catch-up with loved ones. It's around 1 mile west of Calgary and comes with amenities that'll keep your large group happy, such as a fridge and a stereo.
  • Also check out "Luxury Home, Rooftop Deck, 5 Min From Kensington Plaza". It's about 2 miles to the west of Calgary, has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Useful amenities here include a barbecue grill and a garden.

When you're ready to explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions in the area to stick on your itinerary. Edson Leisure Centre is a wonderful place to kick things off.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Calgary?

Get away from it all and treat your loved ones to a different sort of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Calgary and get the camping experience — but with all the comforts of home!

  • "Unique Western Style Cabin Surrounded By Nature In A Bison Pasture" - Approximately 30 miles north of central Calgary, this family-friendly retreat comes with coffee and tea making facilities and towels.
  • "Riverside Bragg Creek Cabin In The Heart Of Town" - This vacation rental is also ideal for a family getaway and is around 20 miles west of Calgary. Offering a smart TV, nearby birdwatching activities and more, it'll get your group's tick of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Calgary vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there vacation rentals with hot tubs in or near Calgary?

After an epic day of sightseeing, few things feel more glorious than sinking into a steaming hot tub to soothe your tired body — as well as your mind and soul. We've got vacation rentals with hot tubs in or near Calgary that'll help you chill on an entirely different level.

  • Sink into the hot tub at "Downtown Excutive Condo With Mountain Views" and let the warm, bubbly waters wash your stress away. It's not the only thing you'll love about this escape, however. Beauty services and golf help make things even cozier.
  • "One Of A Kind Mountain View Property" is another highly-rated option where you can enjoy a steamy soak. It features other luxuries too, like a spa tub and golf.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Calgary?

Often located in sought-after positions due to their smaller footprint, a one-bedroom rental is an ideal solution if you're traveling solo or with one other person. Check out our range in or near Calgary:

  • Check out "Spacious 1 Bd+den Steps Away From 17th", a fabulous centrally located one-bedroom property. A kitchen and a nearby casino are just two of the amenities here.
  • "1 Bedroom High Floor Condo With Beautiful Downtown View" is another charming one-bedroom escape also a short distance from the center. When you're not out exploring the surrounds, take advantage of a kitchen and a nearby river.

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