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Vancouver Intl Airport
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Vancouver Intl Airport (YVR) to Calgary (YYC)

Typically, flights to Calgary from Vancouver are cheaper when flying from Vancouver Intl to Calgary, which has an average price of $185

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CALGARY FROM VANCOUVER INTL AIRPORTMay32% cheaperFlying from Vancouver Intl Airport to Calgary costs on average just $126 in May
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CALGARY FROM VANCOUVER INTL AIRPORTDecember47% more expensiveIt costs about $272 for flights to Calgary from Vancouver Intl Airport in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CALGARY FROM VANCOUVER INTL AIRPORTDecember417% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Calgary from Vancouver Intl Airport in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Calgary?

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A cowboy town at heart, in Calgary, leather boots and wide-brimmed hats continue to reign supreme! However, this diverse city is home to glossy high rises, cutting edge eateries and people speaking over 120 languages. Apart from a vibrant nightlife, the city boasts a long line up of events and festivals. The best time to see Calgary in action is in the summer months from June – August. Festivals such as Calgary Stampede, Calgary Fringe Festival and Calgary International Blues Festival take place during these months, and the weather conditions are perfect to enjoy the outdoors. Since this is the peak tourist season, expect room rates and flight prices to skyrocket, especially around the dates of the events and festivals. For a relatively quieter time, visit Calgary in the short spring season from April – May or in the fall from September – October. From November – March, the city is flooded with a large number of winter sports enthusiasts, who make Calgary their base before heading to the powdery slopes. However, winters are cold; average temperatures plummet to 25 – 30 degrees Fahrenheit, and the tourist population overall is at its lowest. However, if you are seeking attractive bargains and don’t mind the harsh winters, this is a good time to travel to Calgary.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Calgary?

The month of January is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Calgary from United States, with most prices found around $316. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of January, then book flights to Calgary from United States during April instead. Flights to Calgary in April, while not as cheap as those in January, still average around $338.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Calgary?

Most flyers found that booking tickets 60 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Calgary. During this timeframe, flight prices are around $398. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as $272.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Calgary?

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Calgary is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as $358. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. Flights from United States to Calgary on a Monday will generally be more expensive and average around $466. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Calgary?

The cheapest time of day to fly to Calgary is at noon when flights can be purchased for as low as $311. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying in the afternoon when prices are $454 on average. Flights to Calgary from United States in the afternoon are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travelers’ schedules.

Is there a good place to hike near Calgary?

Mount Norquay is known in Calgary for its amazing views and rigorous terrain. Locals and tourists enjoy making their way up the mountains when temperatures are mild and there is less chance of precipitation. Trails such as Old Entrance Trailrides are very popular in the area and are great for those looking for an easier hike compared to a mountain. Hiking in the area is often enjoyed most when the weather begins warming up and the chance for rain is low. Considering this, it would be recommended to fly to Calgary during July, August, and September to take advantage of the warmer weather and go for a hike. During the warmer months, hikers around the Calgary area find that parks like Canada Olympic Park are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Calgary in July, August, or September.

When are the weather conditions best for skiing in Calgary?

Skiing is most popular in Calgary during the month of January, due to the perfect conditions of colder temperatures combined with a higher chance of snow. These conditions make Sunshine Village a very popular destination for both tourists and locals. If you are planning a ski trip to multiple mountains, Lake Louise Ski Resort is a recommended attraction in the Calgary area.

Is there an alternative airport near Calgary?

Red Deer Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Calgary.


What are the current travel restrictions for Calgary?

Currently, Canada travel restrictions include travel to Calgary.

Entry restrictions

Canada has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals. Travelers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people registered under the Indian Act may only enter Canada for essential purposes. Entrance will be denied to people traveling for tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits or religious functions. Canada has suspended all flights to and from the UK until January 6. Foreign nationals who are eligible to travel to Canada are immediate/extended family members of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, person who is authorized by the Public Health Agency of Canada to travel to Canada for compassionate reasons, person who is authorized by the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage to travel to Canada for the purpose of an International Single Sport Event, temporary foreign workers, international students, person approved to become a permanent resident, transiting passengers, members of the Canadian forces, accredited diplomats and their immediate family members, air and marine crew members, French citizens who live in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon and have been in only Canada. Immediate family members of a national or permanent resident of Canada must be traveling to be with the national or permanent resident and intending to stay in Canada for 15 days or more. Extended family members of a national or permanent resident of Canada must be traveling to be with the national or permanent resident, intending to stay in Canada for 15 days or more and have a written authorization from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Entry requirements

All passengers five years of age or older, must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers without a negative test will be denied to board their flight. Travelers from a country where PCR testing is unavailable will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of their mandatory 14-day quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply. Those exempted from this requirement include children who are not five years of age or older, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling. From February 1, in addition to the mandatory pre-departure test for travelers arriving in Canada by air, all international passengers flying into Toronto Pearson airport are required to take a further COVID-19 test on arrival. Travelers are subject to health screening. Travelers showing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to board their flight. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Travelers are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app before they board their flight. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. They must have evidence that they have submitted their details digitally. Travelers must have a plan to quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Canada (including a suitable place of quarantine, how to get to their destination, get groceries and access essential services and medical care). Check the Government of Canada website for more information. Foreign nationals traveling to Canada for a compassionate reason must get authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Foreign nationals traveling without an advance written approval for an exemption of a border restriction may be denied entry into Canada.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost. Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result. Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.

Transiting rules

Before traveling passengers must make their travel arrangements to transit through Canada well in advance, make flights and connections as direct as possible to limit their contact in Canada; multiple domestic connections may not be considered appropriate, make connections that are as short as possible; if their connecting flight is more than 24 hours apart they will need to quarantine (self-isolate) until their next flight. Transiting passengers must remain in the secure transit area of a Canadian airport to complete their connection. Should they need to leave the airport or the secure transit area due to a flight cancellation or delay, they become subject to mandatory quarantine until their flight departs, comply with any guidelines provided by the Airport Authority and follow all flight requirements, follow the provincial and territorial restrictions, depending where they are transiting through.

All other info

Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon and cargo-only flights will remain exempt.

If you are planning to travel to Calgary at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Calgary flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Calgary found recently by users on momondo
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DEN9:35 amDenver Intl
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DEN3:35 pmDenver Intl
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YYC6:20 amCalgary
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DEN9:35 amDenver Intl
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YYC9:54 amCalgary
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LAX8:45 amLos Angeles
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YYC1:45 pmCalgary
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LAX8:45 amLos Angeles
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YYC1:45 pmCalgary
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Find the cheapest one-way flights to Calgary

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WestJet
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LAX9:15 amLos Angeles
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LAX10:30 amLos Angeles
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Air Canada
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Which airlines fly to Calgary?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Calgary

Direct international flights from the U.S. to Calgary are available from United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Air Canada, WestJet, and Alaska Airlines. Other airlines that offer flights with 1 or more stops include Aeromexico, All Nippon Airways, and Philippine Airlines.


How to get from the airport to Calgary city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Calgary along with the distance from the city center

Calgary International Airport (YYC)

The airport is approximately 11 miles northeast of Downtown Calgary and is connected to the city center by a variety of scheduled and on-demand ground transportation options.

Shuttles

Several hotels provide a courtesy shuttle service to their guests to and from the airport. Upon arrival, you can use the courtesy phones located in all terminals and call your hotel to request a shuttle. Pickups for domestic arrivals is at Bus Bays #16 and #17, while for international arrivals, it is Bus Bay #37. Private operators such as Allied Downtown Shuttle offer transportation between the airport and designated points within the City of Calgary. Shuttles depart every 30 minutes from Bus Bay #19 and #29. You can purchase tickets at the Allied Shuttle counters located on the Arrivals level by Door 5 and Door 12, between 8 a.m. – 12.00 a.m. Typical one-way fare from the airport is $15.00 CAD per person.

Buses

Several public bus routes operated by Calgary Transit pass through the airport. Bus route #300 is a limited stop service that runs approximately every 30 minutes from the airport to Downtown Calgary. The ride takes around 35 minutes and the fare is $10.50 CAD. The fare includes all-day access to Calgary Transit operated buses and trains, as well as the return trip to the airport, if you are travelling on the same day. At the international terminal, you can board this bus from Bus Bay #32 located across Arrivals Door #15.

Taxis

Round-the-clock taxi service is available at YYC and the taxi stands are located on the Arrivals Level of both terminals. For the Domestic Terminal, taxi stands are located outside of doors #1 and #6 and International Terminal stands are located outside of doors #16 and #17. Fares are based on meter rates. The approximate fare to Downtown Calgary is $40.00 – $50.00 CAD. Ride-share with Uber is also easily available at YYC and the designated pick up locations are on Departures Level curbside by Door #1 and #12.

Car rentals

Most of the major rental car companies are present on-airport at YYC. The Rental Car Centre is located on the Departures Level across the roadway from the Domestic Terminal. The off-airport car rental companies provide a courtesy shuttle service to their rental locations. Shuttle pickup is located on Bus Bay #22 on the Arrivals Roadway. It is definitely worth checking for deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Calgary

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How to get around in Calgary?

There are several ways to get around in Calgary. If you’re going to be within the city limits most of the time, it’s best to avoid driving and rely on other Calgary transportation options. Navigating the city roads may be difficult for newcomers, and parking in the downtown areas is scarce and expensive.

Walking

Calgary’s downtown core is very walkable, with plenty of wayfinding signage that guide visitors to various attractions, restaurants and public art. The city also boasts one of the world’s most extensive pedestrian skywalk systems called +15. The covered +15 corridor is 11 miles long and has 62 bridges that connect several hotels, attractions, and shopping centers that can be covered on foot in any weather conditions.

Cycling

If you do not wish to walk all the time, consider hiring a bike. Calgary has one of the most extensive urban pathway and cycle path networks in North America. You will find dedicated bike lanes even along most of the major streets in the city.

Public Transportation

The city’s public transportation network is efficient and economical. Calgary Transit operates over 160 routes for public bus and 2 routes for the Light Rail Transit (LRT), known as the CTrain. The adult fare for both buses and CTrains is $3.30 CAD, which includes transfers for up to 90 minutes. A day pass costs $10.50 CAD and allows unlimited usage of buses and trains for the pass duration. Within the downtown core, CTrain offers a fare free zone along 7th Avenue between City Hall and West/Kerby Stations. You can hop on and off for free when travelling within this area.

Taxis

Taxis are easily available and fares are reasonably priced. You do not need to pre-book a ride.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Calgary?

U.S. nationals do not need a visa to enter Canada, they only need to carry a valid passport. For foreign nationals, please check the Government of Canada Immigration website.


Additional info and tips about visiting Calgary

Things to do and places of interest in Calgary

Calgary is a diverse and vibrant city that boasts a blossoming food scene, happening nightlife, and several family-friendly attractions. Here are a few ideas for your itinerary, when you travel to Calgary.

  • Relive the Wild West in the 66-acre Heritage Park, where you can view a 1860s replica of a fur-trading post, a ranch, and a living historic village. You can also ride on a steam locomotive or a horse-drawn wagon or cruise the reservoir by paddle-wheeler boat.
  • Head to Prince’s Island Park for a picnic lunch. Walk or bike along trails lined with cottonwood trees, catch a cultural festival or concert in the park, and follow the footbridge across the Bow River to sample delicious eats at the stalls of Eau Claire Market.
  • Visit the sprawling Calgary Zoo that houses over 1,400 animals including tigers, gorillas, kangaroos, emus, moose, and bears. The complex is also home to a massive botanical garden, and a Prehistoric Park.
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the city as well as the Canadian Rockies from atop the 626-feet high Calgary Tower in the heart of downtown.
  • History and art aficionados should not miss a visit to the Glenbow museum and the Gasoline Alley Museum. You can also learn about early life of western Mounties at the Fort Calgary Historic Park
  • Catch a game of hockey at the Scotiabank Saddledome, home of the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames.
  • Indulge in retail therapy along the 3 blocks of the pedestrian-only shopping area Stephen Avenue Walk. Along this stretch you can also watch several street performers and local artists in action.

Tips and tricks for visiting Calgary

Try to visit during the Calgary Stampede

Check out Calgary’s most colorful and festive side in July during the 10-day long Calgary Stampede festival. This is the world’s largest rodeo and features various events including First Nations exhibits, chuck wagon races, shows, and concerts round the clock during the 10 days.

Explore the surroundings

With the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies just a short drive away, many visitors prefer to make Calgary their base as they explore Western Canada’s gorgeous national parks and natural splendor. For a unique itinerary, consider visiting Calgary in the slightly cooler months when the crowds are less, and head to the hiking trails just outside the city. You can also try luge and a host of other winter sports at the Canada Olympic Park, or hit the slopes for a variety of fun winter activities. Consider a day trip to the Kananaskis Country area that marks the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Here you can get up close with a variety of wildlife, including elk, and more than 130 species of birds. Don’t miss the sight of the brilliant blue waters of Lake Louise and spend some time relaxing in the hot springs.


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