Winnipeg to Calgary

Discussion in 'Canada' started by joetharayil, May 8, 2008.

  1. joetharayil

    joetharayil New Member

    Hi, I am planing on driving from Winnipeg to Calgary,with a friend of mine.
    I am from a different country ans so I am not sure about thing to see on the way and also in Calgary. We out planing our trip for 5 day.

    If someone can help me out, with detail about,: How long should the drive take, place to visit on the way, Thing to do in Calgary, Night life in calgary, Route to take (information beyond maps.google.com - like construction, bad road, etc) and also any personel experiance.

    Thanks
     
  2. Lynnie81

    Lynnie81 Moderator

    The driving distance from Winnipeg to Calgary is 825 miles (1329 km) and depending on the conditions of the road, i.e Traffic or construction, the journey should take around 14 hours. However since you may be planning to make stops along the way this time would be significantly longer.

    The route i imagine you would take would see you driving through Saskatchewan and Alberta

    In Saskatchewan you can choose from a range of casinos, spas, great shopping areas and restaurants – you’ll keep as busy as you like. If you prefer the outdoors however you could do some canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, boating, camping, horseback riding, wildlife viewing – the list goes on and on

    In Alberta you have the well known tourist destinations Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. The two mountain parks are connected by the scenic Icefields Parkway. 5 of Canada's 13 UNESCO World heritage sites are located within the province: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Wood Buffalo National Park, Dinosaur Provincial Park and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.

    When arriving in Calgary there is so much you can do! Many people travelling to this area like to experience the wild-west flavor of the city. A good start on your Calgary tourism trip is the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site. This historic site is actually an hour southwest of the city, but gives a great insight into what Calgary Canada might have looked like 100 years ago. There are 35 original buildings still standing, some dating back from the 1880’s. You can take a tour of these buildings.

    Also there are markets, and several parks, your days could easy be filled by enjoying your surroundings. There are tours avavilable and you could contact Calgary Tourism to see whats available or simply get some local maps and do the exploring for yourself.

    You havent mentioned if you have accomodation booked already but you could check out the link below to see what is available.

    http://www.destination360.com/north-america/canada/calgary-hotels

    Sounds like it could be a fantastic trip!
     
  3. bikinimobility

    bikinimobility New Member

    Stop off in red deer for the night, hehe. The clubs are kickin there.
     

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