Getting Here - By Air
GETTING HERE - BY AIR
What is the best way to get here? Well, with the vastness of Canada - flying is often the quickest way! Think about what kind of holiday you really want before you leave home.
...think about what kind of holiday you really want before you leave home...
Think twice if your travel agent suggests flying into Vancouver and driving to Banff. Are you prepared to make that 10-hour drive? Some people are (it is beautiful) - but some are shocked at driving anywhere that is ten hours away... especially in the winter! Flying is quick and there are deals to be had. In any case, whether you are coming from Asia and making a stop on the west coast in Vancouver, coming from Europe and taking a peek "down east" at the Maritimes or Toronto, or coming from the United States in the south, you will probably want to come by plane through the Calgary International Airport on your quest for the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
AIRLINES FLYING IN & OUT OF CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
AIRPORT TRANSFER - BANFF/CANMORE
The Calgary International Airport is located in the north-east of Calgary, about 20 minutes from downtown Calgary. Calgary Airport Authority reported 9.2 million passengers (2004) making it Canada's fourth busiest airport.
Calgary's flight service to many destinations in the world have become more frequent making it easier for you to fly when it suits you. An example of this is the five-time weekly Boeing 777 service from Calgary non-stop to London, Heathrow. Check the Calgary International Airport website for flights and destinations.
Calgary International Airport
2000 Airport Rd. N.E.
Airport Code: YYC
Toll Free: 1-877-254-7427
For lost and found:
Travelling by air is getting easier and easier. Many passengers are now choosing to use the on-line web check-in or Calgary Airport Authority self-service kiosks. Either are an opportunity to make checking in a quick and efficient experience!
For visitors going to the United States, there is a preclearance facility which opens at 0430hrs daily for your convenience.
There are four parking options at the Calgary International Airport:
in the parkade (which is Canadian for building or structure used for the parking of motor vehicles!). Maximum vehicle clearance is 2.0m. There is also an Overheight Parking Area for oversize vehicles as well as a 450-stall surface parking lot (which in Canadian is nothing more than a space divided into stalls for motor vehicles. Valet parking is available on the departures level roadway.
If you would like to check on parkade status prior to coming to the airport, please call (403) 735-1372.
$3.00 per 30 minutes (or portion)
$18.00 Daily Maximum
$70.00 Weekly Maximum
$10.00 Daily Maximum after 7 days
Don't lose that ticket!! Lost Ticket:
Maximum Stay 60 Days
YYC IS SMOKE-FREE SINCE 2007
The Calgary Airport Authority announced that it the Calgary International Airport air terminal facility would be smoke-free as of April 1, 2007. In general this is the trend in Canadian society as workplace health and safety become more of an issue. There has also been an increased demand for non-smoking bar and departure lounge seating. For all of you smokers, travelling by air can be difficult. Look for outdoor designated smoking facilities which are there for your covenience away from entrance doors or other high-traffic pedestrian areas.
For more information about the Calgary International Airport, please visit their website www.calgaryairport.com.