Driving Directions

Drive times estimated based on normal driving conditions.

  • Calgary to Banff – 77mi/128km (90 minutes)
  • Banff to Lake Louise – 36mi/58km (40 minutes)
  • Lake Louise to Jasper – 142mi/229km (2.5 to 3 hours)
  • Jasper to Edmonton – 222mi/370km (4 to 4.5 hours)
  • Edmonton to Calgary – 176mi/294km (3 hours)

Light Rail Transit (LRT)

The city’s famed Light Rail Transit system crosses the downtown core on 7th Ave. SW (one half block from the Hotel). It emerges from downtown to parallel Macleod Trail to the deep south.  The western leg heads out of downtown to cross the Bow River to the University of Calgary and ends at Dalhousie Station in North West The eastern route parallels Memorial Drive until it heads north near 36th St. NE. It ends at the Whitehorn Station about 36th Ave. NE. Stampede visitors can take the LRT right to the Stampede Grounds. Get off at either the Victoria Park or Erlton Stations. The Victoria Park Station is at the northern end of the Grounds, Erlton is to the south.

Plus 15 Downtown

The “Plus 15” walkway system is a series of 57 enclosed bridges at approximately 15 feet above street level that connect a majority of the buildings in the Calgary downtown core. This 16-km system provides protection from the elements and allows pedestrians to travel from building to building, block to block often without having to walk outside. Access the Plus 15 from the Husky Energy building adjacent to the Ramada Hotel.

Download the Plus 15 Downtown Map (850 Kb PDF)