Very good. Service was prompt, room was relatively large and well appointed, very clean, restaurant was attached with very good food, room service was excellent. Location perfect for airport.

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Calgary Airport Attractions

Sandman Hotel Group features properties located within a rich mosaic of neighbourhoods and surrounding areas, each with a distinct, welcoming personality. We have compiled a list of useful information below to enhance your stay.

Sightseeing

CRACKLE…SpacePort Ground Control to you. Come in you – to SpacePort, where you’ll marvel at the wonders of space travel. SpacePort is a place where young imaginations run wild.

Hands-on exhibits and displays use advanced computers, simulations and communications technology to teach kids about space and aeronautics.

Thousands of visitors have tested the SpacePort’s wind tunnel, climbed into the cockpit of a Beaver plane and guided the Sojourner Mars Microrovers – just to name a few of the exhibits.

Calgary International Airport has a one-quarter size exact prototype of the Space Shuttle orbiter on loan from NASA, plus a moon rock brought back by an Apollo mission. 

Sightseeing Calgary

Major Tourist Attractions

  • Bow River Pathway System:
    10 km south of hotel
  • Aero Space Museum:
    1 km east of the hotel
    (across Barlow Trail from Hotel)
  • Calgary Science Centre:
    20 km south of hotel
  • Calgary Tower:
    15 km south of hotel
  • Calgary Zoo:
    10 km south of hotel
  • Canada Olympic Park:
    20 km west of hotel
  • Eau Claire Market: 15 km
  • Fort Calgary:
    15 km south of hotel
  • Glenbow Museum:
    15 km south of hotel
  • Heritage Park:
    25 km south west of hotel
  • Olympic Oval:
    15 km south west of hotel
  • Olympic Plaza:
    15 km south of hotel
  • Princes’ Island Park:
    15 km south of hotel
  • Stampede Park:
    15 km south of hotel

Transport

Calgary lies at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and the QE2 Highway, an hour east of the Rockies.

To navigate Calgary roadways, this is what you need to know: the city uses a numbered street system laid out on a grid. Numbered streets run north-south while avenues run east-west.

Once you've got the hang of the city, you often need only know the address and the quadrant (N.W., N.E., S.W. or S.E.) and you can leave your map in the glove box, point the car, and drive. (But beware in the suburbs where an array of winding boulevards and trails, crescents and closes will have you cracking open that map after all.)

In foul weather, check the road report before driving to your destination.

Transport Calgary

Activities

Sports Arenas

  • Scotiabank Saddledome:
    555 Saddledome Rise SE - 15 km south of hotel       
  • Talisman Centre (formally Lindsay Park Sports Centre): 
    2225 Macleod Trail South - 15 km south of hotel       
  • Max Bell Arena: 
    1221 Barlow Trail SE - 8 km south of hotel        
  • Village Square Leisure Centre:
    2623- 56th Street NE – 8km SE

Ski Slopes

  • Canada Olympic Park (Calgary): 
    25 km west of hotel 
  • Banff Mount Norquay (Banff): 
    90 km west of Calgary
  • Castle Mountain Resort(Pincher Creek): 
    25 km south west of Calgary
  • Fortress Mountain (Kananaskis): 
    60 km west of Calgary
  • Lake Louise Ski Area (Lake Louise): 
    130 km west of Calgary
  • Nakiska Resorts LTD (Kananaskis): 
    60 km west of Calgary
  • Sunshine Village (Banff): 
    90 km west of Calgary

Convention Centre

  • Telus Convention Centre: 
    120-9 Avenue SE - 15 km south of hotel
  • Metropolitan Convention Centre:
    333-4 Avenue SW - 15 km south of hotel
  • Stampede Park (Scotiabank Saddledome, BMO Centre, The Corral and The Big Four Buildings):  
    15 km south of hotel

Entertainment

Cinemas

  • Cineplex Odeon Cinemas
    Sunridge Spectrum (403-717-1200)
  • Movie Dome 
    Franklin Mall (403-248-2000)
  • Sunridge Cinemas (403-291-0919)

Theatres

  • Epcor Centre For The Performing Arts
    (includes Max Bell Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, Martha Cohen Theatre, One Yellow Rabbit and the Jack Singer Concert Hall): 
    205-8 Avenue SE - 15 km south of hotel
  • Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium: 
    15 km south west of hotel
  • Stage West Dinner Theatre: 
    727-42 Avenue SE - 25 km south of hotel

Shopping

Sunridge Mall

16th Avenue and 36th Street NE – 5 km

Marlborough Mall

Memorial Drive and 36th Street NE – 7 km

Deerfoot Outlet Mall

Deerfoot & 64th Avenue NE – 7 km

The main Downtown Shopping District is an approximate 15 minute drive from the hotel.

Restaurants

Moxie's Grill & Bar

Classic dining in a contemporary upscale atmosphere, complete with dark wood interior. Enjoy fabulous food in an upbeat, stylish environment.

Moxie's Grill & Bar