Calgary International Airport Guide (YYC)
Serving Calgary and the wider region of Alberta, Calgary International is among Canada’s busiest airports. Our guide to the airport includes important contact details, as well as information on airport facilities, local transportation and nearby accommodation.
Information booths (tel: (403) 735 1375) and tourist information (tel: (403) 735 1234) can be found in Arrivals. White Hat volunteers also provide assistance to meet a range of queries,
From Calgary, head east along Memorial Drive and then north on the QE2 Highway (Highway 2), which skirts the western boundary of the airport – follow the signs to the terminal. Some diversions can be expected during expansion developments.
Bus: Calgary Transit (tel: (403) 262 1000; www.calgarytransit.com) runs bus 300 to the city centre, with services every 30 minutes between 0500 and midnight. Bus 100 operates to Westwinds Station, while bus 430 links to Crowfoot CTrain Station. A single fare is C$8.50.
Shuttle: Allied Shuttle (tel: (403) 299 9555; www.airportshuttlecalgary.ca) offers services to the city centre, with various pick-up/drop-off points in town.
For those travelling to and from Fort McMurray, Edmonton and Red Deer via a Red Arrow connecting coach, the Red Arrow (tel: 1 800 232 1958; www.redarrow.ca) shuttle provides regular services from the airport to a depot on 35th Avenue. The journey time is 15 minutes and the fare is C$25 (reservations must be made in advance).
Many local hotels also offer courtesy shuttles, while several other shuttle bus operators have connections to Banff, Jasper and a variety of other locations.
Taxi: Licensed taxis (tel: (403) 299 1111; www.associatedcab.ca) are available 24 hours a day, with stands located outside Arrivals. Fares into Calgary start at around C$50 and journey time is 15-30 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
ATMs and bureaux de change are located on all levels of the terminal building, both in Arrivals and Departures.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminal. Postal services, mobile telephone hire offices and fax and photocopying facilities are available at UPS Store on the second level (Departures).
There is a good range of places to eat at Calgary International Airport, including a food court on the mezzanine level before the security area and various restaurants and bars post-security.
There are various shops on the departures level, including bookshops, newsagents, confectioners and gift shops; while on the arrivals level there are convenience stores. The concourses also have various options, ranging from newsagents to perfume and jewellery retailers. Duty-free shopping is available for international passengers.
Lost property and baggage storage services are available at the Visitor Information Centre (tel: (403) 735 1449) in Arrivals.
Other facilities at Calgary International Airport include a medical clinic, chapel, pet exercise area and smoking lounges. Leisure options within the terminal include a spa, games arcades, a children’s play area and the Spaceport, an educational and entertaining facility where visitors can learn more about space and aeronautics.
Full conference and business facilities are located at the Delta Calgary Airport Hotel (tel: (403) 250 6000; www.deltahotels.com), which is connected to the terminal by a covered walkway. Less comprehensive facilities are also available in airport lounges operated by Air Canada. Other lounges include Servisair’s Rocky Mountain Lounge and Chinook Lounge, which offer complimentary refreshments and communication facilities in Concourses C and D respectively.
There are lifts, escalators and ramps where necessary, while TTY telephones are provided for hearing-impaired travellers and Braille signage is in place for those with visual impairments.
Parking for disabled drivers is available on levels 2 and 4 of the multistorey P1 car park and on all levels of the P2 car park.
A wheelchair-accessible taxi service to and from central Calgary is operated by Associated Cab (tel: (403) 299 1111; www.associatedcab.ca).
Short and long-term parking is available directly opposite the terminal in the P1 and P2 car parks. Short-term parking can be found on the ground level, while long-term parking rates apply on levels 2 to 7. These car parks are connected to the terminal by a covered walkway.
Over-height vehicles are accommodated in a separate area close to the terminal, while a free of charge 'cell phone lot' is available for those meeting inbound passengers.
Contact the Parkade Hotline (tel: (403) 250 7275) for more information on airport parking.
Car hire companies represented at Calgary International Airport include: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National/Alamo and Thrifty. These providers are all represented on-site at the Rental Car Centre, which is opposite the terminal building, outside Arrivals.
Discount Car is located off-site, with a courtesy shuttle provided for customers.