Flights to Calgary have long been a means to access Alberta’s internationally renowned national parks and alpine recreation in the Canadian Rockies. While it remains a gateway to Banff, Jasper and UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, the city is increasingly a destination unto itself.
Seasonally, a city break may include mountain biking and Skyline Luge cart racing at Canada Olympic Park or ski and snowboard instruction in preparation for a mountain snow-sport excursion. Visits to year-round attractions such as the Calgary Zoo and Heritage Park Historical Village pair well with boutique shopping excursions and restaurant reservations in Canada’s hottest, emerging cuisine scene.
British Airways flights to Calgary from London Heathrow take 9 hours 25 minutes and disembark at arrivals level one. Calgary International Airport is located in the city’s northeast quadrant 20 minutes from the downtown core.
Fly non-stop from London Heathrow to Calgary, an increasingly polished urban centre known for its cowboy charm and proximity to recreational opportunities in the Canadian Rockies. With British Airways, you can check in for your flight online or via your mobile phone and can also choose your seat up to 24 hours in advance.
Upon landing, depart the international arrivals terminal on level one by taxi or bus. A downtown shuttle departs each half hour from 8 am to 12 am, and several major hotels offer courtesy shuttles. The entire city is served by an extensive bus system as well as a light rail transit system with four branches that converge in its downtown free-fare zone.
Calgary International Airport has more than 135 restaurants and shops. Pre- and post-security areas feature numerous franchise eateries. Duty free shops notably carry premium Canadian goods from Inuit sculpture and smoked salmon to ice wine and locally distilled Canadian whiskies.