Transportation in Calgary
Cabs can be hailed on the street, but it is easier to make your way to a downtown hotel, where there is generally one or more taxis waiting for a fare. At Calgary International Airport, cabs are available throughout the day and night.
Calgary Transit buses run to all corners of the city seven days a week. Many routes originate from 8th Ave in downtown Calgary, while others begin from stations along the two CTrain lines.
Walking is often the quickest way to get around downtown, with attractions such as Calgary Zoo accessible via a pleasant riverside trail from downtown. Wander along the pedestrianised Stephen Avenue Mall for the Glenbow Museum, shopping and restaurants.
Rent your car
Calgary is laid out on a grid system with major routes looping around it in a large 'Y' shape reaching the airport in the north east. In an environmental initiative, small cars receive a 25% discount on downtown parking and meters are solar powered.
The easiest way to see the sights beyond Calgary is in a car rented from Calgary International Airport or in town. Brewster has a scheduled bus service between the airport and Banff National Park, with connections in summer to Jasper National Park.