Where the prairies and farmland meet striking mountains and glaciers is where you will find Calgary. Today Calgary is known as a Canadian cultural capital but the roots here go back to before the area was Canada’s ‘Wild West’. Calgary’s worldly ambience lends a sense of ‘pick your own adventure’ to any traveller that decides to explore the city. Here are a few ideas to get you started on planning your Calgary RV Rental Holiday….
Plan your Calgary RV Rental Holiday
Heritage Park Historical Village & Gasoline Alley Museum
Visit Heritage Park Historical Village, “Canada’s Largest Living History Museum”. Activities, exhibits, restaurants and more await you. Learn about Canadian railroad history or take in the Gasoline Alley Museum which showcases antique cars. You can ride a train and a boat at HRH Village, a big hit with kids!
Fish Creek Provincial Park
Fish Creek Provincial Park is Canada’s biggest urban park! Perfect for a day of nature in the middle of the city. The park offers hiking and biking trails, paved and unpaved. Although the park is surrounded by city, it offers 14 km of nature to get lost in. The best part about having an RV for stuff like this is you don’t even have to pack a picnic!
Calgary Pathway System
Calgary’s Pathway System is an outdoor network of trails taking you all around the city.
The Military Museums
The Military Museums are a group of museums all dedicated to the military. Ten dollars for adults lets you see seven museums including The Air Force Museum of Alberta and the Naval Museum of Alberta plus many archives and galleries!
At Bow River, you can walk the scenic trail along the river or, even better, kayak! A local favourite with many benches to sit, relax, and watch the clouds go by.
Big Rock Brewery
What better way to spend an afternoon than having a beer brewery tour and tasting at Big Rock Brewery? Informative and fun, learn all about the brewing process while sampling their many varieties of beer!
The Calgary Tower is on the top of the list of Calgary attractions. See 360 views of Calgary, take a step out onto the glass floor to get your pulse up and visit the restaurant and gift shop at the top of the tower!
Nose Hill Park
Visit Nose Hill Park, the second largest urban park in the country! Paved walking and biking trails, nature, and a panoramic view of the city!
Calgary’s +15 Skywalk & Wonderland Sculpture
The skywalk is an inside pedestrian walkway for when the weather is fierce. There is 18 km (11 mi.) of walkway including 62 bridges. There are lots of shops, cafes, restaurants, and other attractions on your way to and fro Calgary’s landmarks. Most of the walkway is located 15 feet above the ground, hence the name.
Look for the tallest building in Calgary and you’ll find the Wonderland Sculpture in front welcoming you to The Bow building which is an entrance to the skywalk.
Where to go from here
After checking out Calgary attractions, explore Banff, Yoho, and Jasper National Parks. Head North to Edmonton on your way to Whitehorse, or head to BC for some West Coast adventuring.
Use our quick and simple quote program at the top of this page to book your Calgary campervan hire. A popular option is a one way RV rental from Calgary to Vancouver, but reserve early as one way rentals are limited.
How to Get the Best Deal on a Calgary RV Rental
Calgary Alberta is known worldwide for its yearly rodeo and exhibition, the Calgary Stampede. This is a great starting point for your cheap RV rental, whether you are staying in the Calgary area or venturing off into the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Calgary is the closest location to Banff National Park that you can fly into. It is also the closest place that you can rent an RV.
If you are looking for a cheap RV rental in Calgary, you will want to avoid popular events. Over one million people from around the world visit the Calgary Stampede, making it hard to get a hotel room, let alone a cheap RV rental during this time!
Early Booking Specials
Some of the Calgary RV rental locations offer great early booking specials. Early booking specials are one of the best ways to get a cheap RV rental from Calgary. You will get a cheap nightly rate and you may also be eligible for other offers to make your RV rental cheaper, such as free kilometres, free dishes and bedding or a cheaper price on your one-way rental fee.
Spring, summer, fall or winter, you will also find something do to in Calgary Alberta. From street festivals, the Calgary Zoo and Heritage Park, to skating the Olympic Oval or visiting the Telus Spark Science Centre, rent a cheap RV in Calgary and check out all the city has to offer.
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