Destination guide

Why people love visiting exciting Downtown Calgary

Take a vacation to Downtown Calgary and enjoy the area's theater scene, art galleries and entertainment. Well-liked for its shopping, restaurants and riverfront, this city is both cosmopolitan and walkable. Calgary Tower and Scotiabank Saddledome are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Downtown Calgary

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Downtown Calgary has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Canada Olympic Park (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Stampede Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Calgary Zoo (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Calgary Elks Lodge and Golf Club (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Shaganappi Point Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Richmond Green Golf Course (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Calgary

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Downtown Calgary. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Canada Olympic Park (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Devonian Gardens (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • McDougall Centre (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Central Memorial Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Prince's Island Park (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Riley Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Downtown Calgary

The nearest airport is in Calgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.), located 6.3 mi (10.1 km) from the city center.

You can get around Downtown Calgary by catching a ride on the metro at 3rd Street SW Station, 4th Street SW Station or 6th Street SW Station.

Where to stay near Downtown?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 153 house rentals near Downtown. From 49 Houses to 97 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downtown for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Northwest Calgary: 409 vacation rentals
  • Southwest Calgary: 486 vacation rentals
  • Beltline: 149 vacation rentals
  • Southeast Calgary: 184 vacation rentals
  • Northeast Calgary: 126 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Calgary Telus Convention Centre: 596 home rentals
  • Armengol Statues: 595 home rentals
  • Eau Claire Market Mall: 596 home rentals
  • Olympic Plaza: 597 home rentals
  • EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts: 597 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 49 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 97 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 3 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 3 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 15 vacation homes with pool available in Downtown.