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About Calgary

Calgary is a place on the fringe – familiar, but largely undiscovered. From its bustling downtown to character-filled neighbourhoods, Calgary is full of secrets, surprises, and stories — and Calgarians are eager to share those experiences with the world. Renowned for its warm western hospitality, Calgary prides itself on being the Ultimate Host City. With one of the world’s most modern, welcoming airports, world-class accommodations and venues, an exploding culinary, arts and culture scene, and an impressive list of attractions and activities to suit every type of visitor, Calgary is a city that delivers a remarkable experience from arrival to departure.

The Venue

The North America Conference on Integrated Care (NACIC24) will take place at the The Westin Calgary.

The Westin is located in downtown Calgary with 25 state-of-the-art meeting rooms and events venue encompassing 26,000 square feet of space.

Things To Do

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

Calgary Tower

Fort Calgary

Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo has a dedicated Calgary Transit C-Train stop and can easily be accessed by car with paid parking available on site. With TELUS Spark located nearby, you can combine a day at both attractions for a convenient family-friendly outing.

TELUS Spark Science Centre

Spark your imagination at TELUS Spark Science Centre and discover the world of science, technology, and art in Calgary. Over 100 exhibits, programs, daily demonstrations, and travelling exhibits make TELUS Spark Science Centre a family friend attraction that will ignite everyone’s curiosity for the world around them. Adults Only Night is hosted quarterly with a kid free reign of the galleries, dance jams, and a fully licensed bar.

TELUS Spark Science Centre is easily accessible by car, with paid parking available on site, and nearby the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, making both attractions a convenient family friendly day trip.

Accommodation

Accommodation for the conference is also located at the conference venue Westin Calgary Hotel
320 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S6
Special rate: $219.00 + tax per night
Last Day to Book: Monday, September 9, 2024

How to Get to Calgary

You can travel to Antwerp by air, train, bus and car.

By air: 

Calgary Airport (YYC)

YYC Calgary International Airport is one the largest airports in Canada. The international airport is conveniently located in the northeast of Calgary, approximately 20 minutes from the downtown core. Rental cars, taxis and airport shuttles are available at the airport.

By train:

Regular passenger services that are strictly transportation-based are not currently offered in Calgary.

By bus:

Red Arrow transportation operates intercity bus service in Alberta to Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, and Red Deer. Many shuttle services are available to Calgary and from YYC Calgary International Airport.

By highway:

Getting to Calgary by car is easy with connections to several major highway systems. Calgary is accessible by the Trans-Canada Highway (also known as the #1 Highway) and Alberta Highway 2 (also known as Queen Elizabeth II Highway). These highways link Calgary to Banff, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Edmonton, and the United States border.

Getting around Calgary

The downtown core is very walkable, with plenty of wayfinding signage to guide you to attractions, restaurants, and public art. The Plus 15 corridors connect several hotels, attractions, shopping centres, and buildings to allow pedestrians to travel indoors throughout the city centre. The City of Calgary provides updated information on the +15 system, including construction notices and maps.

Calgary’s public transit network consists of buses and two Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines, known as the CTrain. Tickets and passes can be purchased with cash or credit card at all CTrain stations, with cash on the bus (change is not given), or at numerous drug stores, grocery stores, and convenience stores across the city. Fares are valid for 90 minutes; passes are valid for one day. Fares for adults are $3.60 ($11.25 for a day pass); fares for youth (6-17) are $2.45 ($8.25 for a day pass); children five and under are free. It is free to ride the CTrain throughout the downtown core between City Hall Station and Downtown West/Kerby Station on either line and in any direction, but proof of fare must be carried as soon as a train departs the 7th Avenue Free Fare Zone.

You must carry proof of purchase with you on the CTrain, and it is recommended to ensure you receive a transfer from any bus driver if transferring to the CTrain on your trip. Transit routes operate on varying schedules throughout the city. For complete information and to plan a trip, visit Calgary Transit, or use Google Maps, which is completely integrated with Calgary’s transit system.

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