Calgary Travel Guide

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Calgary Reminds Us Alot of This American Mountain Town

March 4, 2015 at 12:30 PM | by | ()

Calgary in Alberta, Canada

As your plane descends to land at Calgary International Airport, you will notice the city's modest skyline is backdropped by the Rocky Mountains. You can see that the downtown skyscraper area is quite small as compared to other metropolitan areas, and that the city seems to go out - not up - in all directions from the center.

At first glance, our initial thought was how much Calgary reminded us of our hometown of Denver. The Mile High City also sports a small downtown with sprawling suburbs and, of course, that same Rocky Mountain range hovering in the distance. Upon closer inspection, it turns out that these similiarities are not just on the surface. Calgary and Denver share a similar vibe, the feel of a mountain town that's quickly transitioning into a more traditional metropoliatain area.

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What's the Difference Between Banff's Three Ski Areas?

March 3, 2015 at 11:37 AM | by | ()

View of North American chairlift at Norquay

Alberta's Banff National Park has three ski areas within its borders, all within a 45-minute drive of each other. We took a look at the views you can expect from each of them yesterday, but what else differentiates them? Below, we break down the Norquay, Sunshine, and Lake Louise ski areas:

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WestJet Pulls Off the First Travel Flashmob for This Holiday Season

Where: Calgary, Canada
December 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM | by | ()

Airlines and airport love flashmobs. Why? Well, it could have something to do with the fact there's always a large enough captive audience to view, record and social media share the spectacle, but there's also the fact that travelers during the holiday season aren't exactly the happiest bunch and maybe need a little positive boost before boarding that plane. Whatever the reason, travel flashmobs go hand-in-hand with holidays now, and WestJet is first out of the gate for 2012.

On December 4, WestJet organized one of their aircraft to "arrive" from the North Pole to Calgary International and, at 11:30pm before a packed red-eye flight to Toronto, gift those passengers with stockings full of goodies (including Apple iPod Shuffles).

We'll keep other spoilers to ourselves, but do watch the video below and be on the look-out over the next couple weeks as more airports and airlines are, without a doubt, entering final rehearsal for their own flashmobs.

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