All you need to know about Calgary

Calgary skyline
City Facts - Calgary

Calgary is a diverse and prosperous city in the province of Alberta. Recognised by Forbes as the cleanest city in the world, Calgary is the ideal destination for a breath of fresh air. Just 90-minutes west, visitors can explore Banff National Park and ski down the Rocky Mountains. The Economist named Calgary the ‘most liveable city in North America’ in both 2018 and 2019 after evaluating factors such as cleanliness, safety, and affordability. A place that enjoys more days of sunshine than any other major Canadian city, Calgary offers the ideal home away from home with plush parks, picturesque mountains, and fresh rivers. Here at SilverDoor, we have a range of corporate accommodation available for you to choose from; enquire today and we can elevate your stay with one of our many serviced apartments in Calgary.

What do I need to know about staying Calgary?

Calgary is a mountain high city, 1,048 metres above sea level therefore the climate is mostly dry with low levels of humidity. By Canadian standards, winter in Calgary is pleasant and only dips below -10C for a few weeks of the year. This is also made more manageable by the city’s proximity to the Rockies with many breath-taking ski and snowboarding opportunities to choose from. Around one-in-three people living in Calgary were born outside of Canada, so the city is very diverse and consists of an energetic blend of people and cultures.

Transport in Calgary

Divided into four quadrants, Calgary’s Downtown core is walkable with plenty of signage to guide you to attractions, restaurants, museums, and shops. Visitors can also conveniently see the city by bike as Calgary has the most extensive urban cycle path network in North America with bike lanes running alongside the majority of the major streets. Lime bikes are available via the mobile app and can be located and rented for as little as $1. Taxis are plentiful in the area and charge a base rate of £3.80 with an additional surcharge at the airport. Uber and TappCar are also both available around the city. Calgary’s public transit network consists of buses and two Light Rail stations known as the C-Train; transit routes operate on varying schedules throughout the city so be sure to keep up to date on what’s happening in your area.

Shopping in Calgary

Calgary is a popular location for farmers markets, with several taking place in the heart of the city. Many locals frequently make the effort to support and buy local produce. The Calgary Farmers Market has over 70 vendors supplying organic goods, jewellery, art, and international food. For retail alternatives, Bankers Hall features chic shops, dining options and a wide range of salons and barbers providing visitors with the ultimate day out. Crossiron Mills is the spot to shop if you’re looking for outlet savings or big brand stores that you won’t find elsewhere in the city. Located just 20-minutes north of downtown Calgary and 5 kilometres north of Calgary International Airport, visitors can easily access the shops from all over the city.

Facts about Calgary

With a select focus on the oil industry and proud ‘cowboy’ traditions, Alberta is frequently referred to as “the Texas of Canada”. If planning a visit in July, be aware that the Calgary Stampede lasts 10 days every year and shuts down the entire city for festivities. Open to locals as well as tourists, the Stampede features a rodeo where cowboys from different places gather to showcase their skills. Calgary is also home to the highest 360° observation deck in the world, situated more than 1,200 metres above sea level, the CN Tower is conveniently located downtown and features a sleek glass floor that enables visitors to see the streets below. As Calgary is Canada’s sunniest major city, the views of the city are spectacular on a bright day.

Why choose a serviced apartment in Calgary with SilverDoor?

When searching for a serviced apartment, SilverDoor have got you covered. Unrivalled within the sector, we have over 320,000 serviced apartments worldwide for guests to visit and enjoy. Our strong bonds and relationships with property partners help to ensure that our clients receive the best service. We are confident in our ability to match you to the perfect accommodation, offering our clients increased flexibility in areas such as cancellation policies and negotiated staying rates. The depth of knowledge that we have developed is a credit to our twenty years’ worth of experience in the field and helps us to tailor our corporate housing to your every need. With a presence in over 110 countries, we are confident that you will be in the best hands when staying in a SilverDoor serviced apartment.

What is a serviced apartment?

Serviced Apartments in Calgary are ideal for business travel, with a variety of spaces on offer we can tailor your stay to meet your every need. Our private, flexible spaces are designed for you to enjoy and perfectly arranged to make guests feel at home. With a vast array of corporate housing available, our portfolio presents something for everyone. Featuring facilities such as a fully equipped kitchen, living area and multiple bedrooms depending upon group size, guests can separate their work from their home and relax comfortably. Do not hesitate to contact a member of our team for any specific requirements you may have as we will work hard to accommodate your every need.