Calgary gets busy during the Calgary Stampede, as tourists from around the world come to see our cowboys, rodeo, and maybe try horse-back riding for themselves. As a result, it can be difficult to book a room in July.
The Stampede Grounds are not far from Downtown. In fact, you could easily walk from Stephen Ave. to the Grounds in about 30 minutes. During Stampede week, Calgary's corporate culture transforms back into its cowboy roots. Stampede festivities Downtown make it the perfect place to enjoy the week! However, it is not always possible to find a room Downtown.
The next best options are hotels along Macleod Trail. The LRT, aka C-Train, runs along Macleod, and this is the most efficient way to get to the Stampede Grounds, as parking near the Grounds is limited. These hotels will also allow you more freedom to explore the cowboy themed festivities around Calgary, such as the famous pancake breakfasts like the one at Chinook Centre.
The hotels near Banff Trail are a lot farther away from the Stampede Grounds but very near to the LRT, which makes it easy to commute back and forth. Although less than ideal in terms of proximity to the Grounds, many of these hotels are a great value, and from here it is a quick trip on the Trans-Canada Highway (16th Ave.) out to the Kananaskis Country, where you can do some horse-back riding of your own!
255 Barclay Parade SW
1330 8th Street S.W.
A great value in Calgary's beltline area... read more
899 Centre Street SW
Modern, comfortable, and beautifully decorated in downtown... read more
827 12th Avenue SW
Condo style hotel in the beltline... read more
3630 Macleod Trail South
South Calgary location on MacLeod Trail... read more
3828 Macleod Trail South East
4206 Macleod Trail SE
Comfortable, well priced, and central... read more
119 12th Ave SW
A beltline hotel between Downtown and 17th Ave...
1804 Crowchild Trail NW
Convenient C-train access, also near the university and COP... read more
2304 16th Avenue NW
Great for getting around the city by train...