Calgary, Alberta, a
Western Canadian City
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Calgary, Alberta, a Western Canadian City

Calgary Stampede

Every year, Calgary puts on the biggest, wildest party in the West. Literally. Calgary is home to the world famous Calgary Stampede. A cheap rental car in Calgary is handy for travelling from the event ground to some of the famous steak restaurants in the city, many if which are found in the downtown corridor.

Calgary Flames Hockey

Western Conference NHL ice hockey can be enjoyed by Calgary visitors and residents alike, at Calgary Flames games. Arenas dot the city for use by junior leagues and adult recreational hockey teams alike.

Driving Regulations In Alberta

Visitors and residents can check current driving regulations at the motor vehicles offices. Non-Canadians holding an International driver's license may use their license in Alberta for a specified time. If you are planning to stay several months, check out the rules. Insurance for your personal vehicle may depend on having an Alberta driving license. Seat belts have been made mandatory for all drivers and passengers.

Parking In Calgary

Once a traveler has received their Calgary rental car, attention to parking laws is always good practice.

  • Many residential zones require a permit. Check the signs for allowed parking zones.
  • Downtown street parking often has a 2 hour parking limit, so paid lots may be of interest.
  • Towing of vehicles can take place. Be sure to meet the local parking regulations to avoid surprises.