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Rentals with dedicated workspaces
|3.8K properties have a dedicated workspace|
Rentals with a pool
|130 properties have a pool|
|1.2K properties allow pets|
|3.2K properties are a good fit for families|
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Your guide to Calgary
All About Calgary
The former frontier city of Calgary is set on the western edge of the prairie regions at the base of the great Canadian Rocky Mountains. This once-booming cattle ranching hub was founded as a frontier fort before going through many changes of identity. It now serves as a major metropolitan area, cultural center, and economic hub for Alberta. Despite its relatively young age, Calgary has a rich history — ranching, cowboys, and Indigenous cultures are integral parts of day-to-day life here, along with events throughout the year, from the Calgary Folk Music Festival to Aboriginal history tours and music festivals.
From the sun-drenched summer months to cozy, snow-filled winters, this gateway to Western Canada offers hundreds of miles of urban park trails and ski runs, and even surfing on the Bow River, which runs right through downtown. The buzzing Beltline district is home to bars aplenty, and you can shop for vintage vinyl and linger over coffee in tight-knit Kensington.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Calgary
Calgary’s temperature and weather variations swing drastically with the seasons. Winter is the most popular time to head to a vacation rental in Calgary to make the most of its skiing. The winter months see temperatures drop well below freezing, with lots of accompanying snowfall. The colder months bring pristine skiing and snowboarding conditions to the surrounding mountain communities and ski hills. February brings a free, interactive lights and music event for all ages that spreads throughout the downtown core with art displays, food trucks, and more. During the summer, the area sees moderate temperatures and long, warm nights full of festivals and events. August’s famous fireworks display is a coordinated musical event orchestrated by world-class pyrotechnic artists from across the globe.
Top things to do in Calgary
Prince’s Island Park
Surrounded by the Bow River, Prince’s Island Park offers around 50 acres of peaceful pathways right in the heart of the city. You can enjoy barbecues and lively music festivals in the summer and wrap up warm to join the locals ice skating on the outdoor rink in winter. The 1.7-mile Prince’s Island Loop traces the bank of the river, where you can strap on roller blades, hop on a bike, or take a relaxing stroll and watch mallards bobbing around in the river.
Heritage Park Historical Village
A 15-minute drive outside of downtown Calgary, Heritage Park Historical Village sits on the bank of the Glenmore Reservoir. This immersive, village-sized museum recreates life on the Alberta prairie lands in the 19th century. A First Nations encampment, trading fort, and paddle steamer are featured on-site, and you can ride an antique steam train that winds around the park.
Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park
Around an hour east of the city, Blackfoot Crossing is a National Historic site — this is where Chief Crowfoot and other Indigenous leaders signed the Treaty 7 in 1877, which established the Siksika reservation. The centerpiece is an environmentally-friendly building inspired by First Nations headdresses and tipis. Members of the Siksika/Blackfoot Nation perform traditional dances in its 100-seat theater, and you can sample time-honored fry bread at the onsite restaurant with commanding views across the prairie.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where should I stay in Calgary?
Make yourself at home in Calgary by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 4,250 vacation rentals in Downtown Calgary, over 3,910 vacation rentals in Northwest Calgary, and over 5,280 vacation rentals in Southwest Calgary.
What types of vacation rentals are available in Calgary?
Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Calgary. From over 1,150 apartment rentals, over 2,710 house rentals to over 1,100 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.
Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Calgary?
Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 3,830 vacation rentals in Calgary featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Calgary?
Four-legged friends are welcome in Calgary. Choose from more than 1,230 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.
Are there Calgary vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?
Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 130 vacation homes with pools in Calgary, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!
How much does it cost to stay in private suite rentals in Calgary?
Experience the best of Calgary with our private suite rentals, starting at about $10 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.
Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Calgary?
Calgary has more than 3,160 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.
What are the most popular amenities for Apartment Rentals in Calgary?
Enhance your stay in our Apartment Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 1,110 homes with wifi, over 250 homes with self check-in, over 300 homes with a gym, over 70 homes with a bbq area, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.
Do bungalow rentals in Calgary have a bbq area?
Absolutely! We offer over 60 bungalow rentals with a bbq area in Calgary. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
Do loft rentals in Calgary have wifi?
Absolutely! We offer over 20 loft rentals with wifi in Calgary. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.