Calgary is a beautiful city in the Canadian province of Alberta. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province. Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Winter Olympic Games. The city of Calgary is recognized for its high quality of life. Here are some important stuff about Calgary, including the Travel Trips for Calgary. Alberta is the only province in Canada without a provincial sales tax (PST). The Government of Canada charges five per cent goods and services tax (GST) on most purchases.
TRAVEL TIPS FOR CALGARY
Here’s a bunch of stuff that’s good to know before you get here. You’ll find everything from packing tips to park entry and wildlife safety. Read on.
WHAT TO PACK
Our most important travel tips for Calgary starts with the weather in Alberta. It can change quickly so it’s best to dress in layers in any season. Warm jackets, boots, scarves, mittens and hats are a must in our winter months. Bring a hat and sunglasses to provide protection from strong sunlight.
HEALTH AND INSURANCE
Alberta’s health-care plan does not cover out-of-province visitors. Clarify your coverage with your personal insurance carrier before entering Alberta as you may wish to obtain additional health insurance.
NATIONAL PARK ENTRY
Park passes are required for entry into any national park in Canada. You can buy a day pass at a park gate, but if you intend to spend time in any of Canada’s national parks, consider an annual Parks Canada Discovery Pass. With it, you can visit more than 100 national parks, marine conservation areas and historic sites across Canada. Passes are not required for entering our provincial parks or recreation areas.
Here are some travel tips for Calgary when you are planning to explore wildlife.
WILDLIFE SAFETY, FISHING AND HUNTING REGULATIONS
When you are in our forests and mountains remember you are in bear country. You can also expect to see other large animals such as moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. Never attempt to approach, harass or feed any wild animal. When on foot, keep a safe distance at all times – at least 100 m (more than 300 ft). Most animals will avoid you if they can hear you coming, so make lots of noise when hiking.
Fishing licenses outside the national parks can be purchased from select sporting goods stores, convenience stores and some gas stations. Hunting regulations and special licensing requirements vary depending on the type of hunting. Hunting is prohibited in National parks.
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