Calgary is not serviced by passenger train, so the most common way to arrive is by air. The Calgary Airport (YYC) is an international airport that is serviced by Air Canada, Westjet, and many international providers.
From the airport, there are several options to find your way around Calgary. On of the most popular and convenient is through ridesharing. Uber is available in Calgary, and an Uber drive from the airport to downtown is approximately $35. However, Ubers must be met at specific rideshare locations, for more information, check here: https://www.uber.com/global/en/airports/yyc/
There are also taxis available from the airport. A taxi from the airport to downtown is approximately $45. More information is here: https://www.yyc.com/en-us/navigatingyyc/groundtransportation/taxis.aspx
Calgary is a highly driveable city with many express routes and corridors. One of the most flexible ways to move around the city is by car rental. The drive from the airport to downtown is approximately 22 minutes. Information on car rental is here: https://www.yyc.com/en-us/navigatingyyc/groundtransportation/carrentals.aspx
Below is a map of the major roadways in Calgary.
Finally, you can also take Calgary Public Transit from the airport to downtown using the Route 300 which runs every 30 minutes. This route take you within a 5 minute walk to the Hyatt Regency and costs $3.65 for a one way ticket or $11.25 for a Day Pass. https://www.calgarytransit.com/content/transit/en/home/fares—passes.html
The Conference Hotel is the Hyatt Regency which is located at 700 Centre St. SE, Calgary.
Calgary Marriot Downtown, 110 9 Ave SE (3 minute walk)
Le Germain Hotel Calgary 899 Centre St S (3 minute walk)
Hotel Fairmount Palliser 133 9 Ave SW (4 minute walk)
Delta Hotel Downtown 209 4 Ave SE (7 minute walk)
Homewood Suites by Hilton 711 4 St SE Suite B (9 minute walk or 1 Ctrain Stop)
Hilton Garden Inn 711 4 St SE Suite A (9 minute walk or 1 Ctrain Stop)
The Westin 320 4 Ave SW (11 minute walk)
Sheraton Suites 255 Barclay Parade SW (14 minute walk)
Student & Budget Friendly Hotels can also be found close to the University of Calgary campus.
All of the following hotels are location at the Banff Trail Ctrain Station which is 1 stop from campus and 7 stops (23 minutes) away from the Conference Hotel.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary NW
Ramada Limited Calgary Northwest
Aloft Calgary University
Comfort Inn & Suites University
Hampton Inn & Suites Calgary Northwest
Best Western Plus Village Park
Calgary has many world class restaurants. Here are some dining recommendations with distances from the conference hotel.
Modern Steak (1 min walk)
Saltlik Calgary (1 min walk)
Palomino Smokehouse (1 min walk)
Charcut Roasthouse (2 min walk)
Hy’s Steakhouse & Bar (8 min walk, 2 Ctrain Stops)
Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse (11 min walk)
Canadian & Contemporary
Major Tom (5 min walk)
Ten Foot Henry (10 min walk)
King Eddy (11 min walk)
River Café (19 min walk, on Prince’s Island Park with no vehicle access)
Vegetarian & Vegan Friendly
Happy Veggie House (6 min walk)
The Allium (10 min walk)
Sidewalk Citizen (14 min walk)
Broken City (16 min walk)
Jinya Ramen Bar (20 min walk)
Tamarind Vietnamese Grill & Noodle House (24 min walk)
The Coup (30 min walk)