After landing at the Calgary, Alberta international airport, you can pick up your British Columbia car rental and head out to enjoy their Canadian retreat. Greater Alberta area has numerous opportunities to explore and engage in fine dining, outdoor activities, shopping, historical sightseeing, and other activities and attractions.
Make the Most of your Alberta Car Rental
Calgary is home to high culture and a great urban atmosphere. One of the city’s main highlights is the Calgary Tower, which offers tourists the opportunity to view the greater downtown cityscape and as far off as the Rocky Mountains. If high places don’t phase you, you’ll love walking on the tower’s glass floor to get a bird’s eye view of the city streets below.
While in Calgary, you have to visit the Glenbow Museum, and the Aero Museum of Calgary as well. The Glenbow Museum is a great location to learn about Calgary’s history. Walk through the museum’s native cultures exhibit to learn about Canada’s first inhabitants. Learn about the local, national, and global environment in the mineralogy exhibition. Visitors can take a hands-on approach to learning as they tour the Mavericks exhibition to learn about what it means to be a true Albertan.
The Aerospace Museum of Calgary is housed in the former World War II BCATP training hanger at the south end of the Calgary International airport. The ideal location makes it a great place to start your Calgary adventure. The museum features 19 models of planes and helicopters—some of the aircrafts date back as far as the 1930s.
Plenty of indoor and outdoor shopping sites offer residents and tourists the opportunity to shop well-known brands as well as local boutiques that feature unique clothing and gifts. Want to venture out of the Calgary downtown area? Take your Alberta car rental and explore the outer Calgary area—including Airdrie, Okotoks, and Banff—for exquisite cuisines and breathtaking scenery. Fuel yourselves after a long day of tours, festivals, and outdoor activities by enjoying dining options ranging from hip bistros with an assortment of cuisines to specialty restaurants featuring Italian, French, and even Brazilian barbecue dishes among many other ethnic plates.