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Flying To Calgary With American Airlines

Explore the best of the Canadian West when you book an American Airlines flight to Calgary. From the summer hikes and winter ski runs in Banff National Park to the city's dynamic downtown core, you have your pick of diversions when you fly to Calgary with American Airlines.

Ascend the 525-ft. Calgary Tower

From up here, you’ll get a bird’s eye-view of the city center filled with restaurants, museums and historic sites. Hit the bricks at Stephen Avenue Walk, a pedestrian mall with shops, cafes and buskers performing for the passing masses. At night, the city rocks into the wee hours with high-energy nightclubs, rollicking bars and live music.

Giddy-up at the Calgary Stampede, one of the world's most renowned rodeos.

Cowboys from around North America and the world show off their bull riding skills at this 100-year-old rodeo at Calgary Stampede Park downtown. The 10-day rodeo in July not only features a full slate of steer wrangling events and bucking broncos, but also includes petting zoos for the kids—not to mention lots of free flapjacks for breakfast.

Go on a summer adventure in Banff National Park

When the snow melts, ride the gondola at Lake Louise and see grizzly bears, hike or backpack amidst blooming wildflowers, frozen glaciers and dramatic mountain peaks, and fish crystalline rivers and creeks. Whatever your favorite outdoor activity, you’ll be surrounded by jagged mountain peaks and fresh pine trees in this phenomenal national park.

Ski and snowboard Banff's “Big 3” downhill resorts

These resorts are family-friendly but steep Mt. Norquay, challenging Sunshine Village, and incomparably scenic Lake Louise. After the lifts close for the day, head into Banff village, where you'll find lodging for all budgets and an assortment of bustling restaurants and bars.

Discover the wild animal kingdom at the Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is one of Canada's best and largest zoos. Located on a Bow River island, the zoo is home to 1,000 animals from North America and Africa. Kids will love the animal-themed playgrounds and Prehistoric Park of dinosaurs and other long-gone creatures. The six acres of botanical gardens features Canada’s native trees, ferns and flowers, and a tropical butterfly garden.

Book your flight to Calgary with American Airlines today to see some of Calgary's best attractions.

More Things To Do In Calgary

Follow American Airlines as we go off the beaten path to discover more things to do in Calgary. Dig into the city's rowdy frontier past at Fort Calgary and Heritage Village Historical Park, and aspire to greatness at Canada Olympic Park, the prime venue for the 1988 Winter Games. American will be with you every step of the way.

Experience the Wild West at Heritage Park Historical Village

Canada’s largest living-history museum. Go for a spin on the old-time carousel, explore the historic homesteads and buildings, stroll Heritage Town Square and learn about frontier life from the 1860s to the 1950s with the help of friendly costumed interpreters.

Visit the stately Lougheed House, one of Calgary’s rare historic mansions.

Built in 1891, when Calgary's population was a mere 4,000 hardy souls, this house was originally called Beaulieu, French for “beautiful place.” On the fringe of downtown, the majestic sandstone castle is surrounded by lush gardens and is one of Calgary’s few remaining sandstone buildings.

Practice your swing at one or more of Calgary's golf courses.

When the weather is fine in Calgary, local golfers enjoy a round at eight municipal courses and a number of semi-private links. Tee off at Shaganappi Point, with views of Calgary’s skyscrapers in the distance. Seasoned players can tackle the greens at Maple Ridge.

Test your mettle at Canada Olympic Park.

Formerly the ski events venue in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, today this park offers team players of all ages the opportunity to try various winter and summer sports. Learn to ski jump or downhill ski and ride in a bobsled as it zips through tight twists and turns. Miles of mountain biking trails open in summer. Take the gondola to the top of the ski tower for views over Calgary.

Delve into Canada’s frontier past at Fort Calgary.

Built by the North West Mounted Police in 1875 at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers, this historic 40-acre fort served as an important outpost in the taming of the Canadian west. Nowadays, it’s an educational family destination. Try on a classic bright red Mountie uniform, explore the old jail and dine in the former captain's residence.

Book flights to Calgary with American Airlines today to discover more things to do in Calgary.

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