Discover Calgary by car: Western Canada’s historical village
Heritage Park is a living museum showing how the first settlers lived on the prairie. Traditional houses, shops, cars, horse-drawn carts and impressive steam trains dating from 1860 to 1950 exude a unique atmosphere. Even the staff is dressed in historical costumes. A wide range of events and exciting leisure activities draw multitudes of visitors to the park throughout the year.
The Heritage Park is located directly in Calgary at the Glenmore Reservoir, just minutes away from car rental office in Calgary. If you hire a car, you should not miss out on a visit to the park.
Excursions by car: Calgary and the Rocky Mountains
If you head west from Calgary in your hire car you will at first have no inkling of the breath-taking vista that you will encounter on your way
. Only once you have reached Ghost Lakes, where the Trans-Canada Highway slightly changes direction, do you suddenly appreciate the mighty backdrop of the Rocky Mountains looming on the horizon.
The nearby Banff National Park is one of the most popular destinations for recreation-seeking city dwellers. Crystal-clear mountain lakes, wild gorges and snow-capped peaks, along with fascinating flora and fauna - in the Rocky Mountains, the world is still in order. Be seduced by the temptation and drive directly to this natural paradise from the car rental office in Calgary.
Calgary Stampede: by car from Calgary to the rodeo
Every year in July the world's largest rodeo show takes place in Calgary. Cowboys from all over the world congregate at the famous Calgary Stampede to bust broncos.
In a hire car from TUI Cars you can reach the exciting spectacle, experience colourful parades and eat until you drop at the largest pancake breakfast offering in the world.
For a total of 10 days the Calgary Stampede transforms Calgary into a large Western town, with horse racing, wagon racing and many other competitions. Real cowboys lasso and tie down calves, jump on broncs and attempt to stay in the saddle for as long as they can, and even ride bucking bulls. If you want to hire a car, don’t forget that the summer in Calgary is the best time for driving open-top in a breezy cabriolet.