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Getting Around Calgary

There is a number of transportation options while in Calgary, Alberta. The city is focused on alternative means of transportation. In 1981, the CTrain, rapid transit system opened. Its usage outdoes that of any other light rail system, in North America.

Inner neighborhoods have made walking a viable means of transportation and many people opt to walk rather than drive where they are headed. Many shopping areas, restaurants, and entertainment venues are easily accessible by foot. In fact, Calgary offers the most wide-ranging urban pathway in North America.

Calgary Transit provides transport within Calgary city limits, which boasts 31 train stations throughout the city. There are also 160 bus routes stretching the entire length and girth of the city. Shuttle buses also run in the smaller neighborhoods.

Cycling is huge in Calgary. Many residents cycle to their destination and the city has initiatives to support cycling commuters.

Taxis are a means of getting around in Calgary. If you are traveling in the downtown area, you can take a taxi pretty inexpensively.

Should you decide to drive yourself around Calgary, the numbered streets are laid out on a grid. Avenues run east to west. The numbered streets will run north to south. When you are trying to locate something in Calgary, you need the address and the quadrant of the city in which it is located-- N.W., N.E., S.W. or S.E—and you can easily find what you are looking for. The suburbs may be a bit trickier, but the Calgary city limits are fairly easy to navigate.

When you arrive via airplane, you will find many shuttles available at leading hotels. Shuttle Kings, Allied, Banff, and Airport Shuttle Express Ltd. are the main shuttle companies.

There are many options for getting around Calgary. You can choose the one that works the best for your comfort and needs.


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