Downtown Calgary, in Alberta, Canada, is a vibrant area with restaurants ranging from small poutine places to fine dining, music venues playing every genre imaginable, and many historic buildings. When you're exploring from one of your preferred hotels in downtown Calgary, you get to experience a city meshing the old and the new flawlessly.
Natives lived in the Calgary region over 11,000 years ago, but it wasn't until the railroad came through that the city began growing into the thriving area it is today. The oil boom in 1947 was particularly instrumental in spurring Calgary's growth, especially during 1973 when the Arab Oil Embargo started. This changed the cityscape into a region spotted with skyscrapers instead of the low-rise buildings typical of the area. After the oil boom ended, the city diversified, which created a compelling cultural landscape with plenty of cheap hotels in downtown Calgary.
Public transit and bike lanes are both excellent ways to get around the city. In addition, Calgary has an extensive network of walking and biking trails that take you off the roads and give you a view of the area that you won't get if you stick to the streets near cheap hotels in Calgary.
Downtown Calgary always has something fun happening, but summer and fall are the best times if you want to avoid the winter chill. This area of the city is home to plenty of museums, such as the Glenbow Museum, urban parks with botanical gardens, and the Prince's Island Park, which is known for its festivals. There is a large Chinese population in the downtown area, so if you wanted to try authentic Chinese cuisine mixed with regional favorites, the restaurants are going to give you a taste experience you'll love.
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