Travel & Accommodation

Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is a prominent airport hub with a history of literary community, rodeos, and resource extraction. It also is the site of the fourth largest Chinatown in Canada, and is located on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and other people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

Calgary in July

  • Average temperature in July is 23° C/74° F.
  • If you’re planning to extend your stay, find things to do at
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Questions about getting to campus? Here’s a guide.

Access University of Calgary’s campus map and room finder.

Key Conference Locations

University of Calgary

  • Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary (410 University Ct NW)
  • Reeve Theatre, University of Calgary (210 University Ct NW)
    • Nearest parking lots are L3, L3A, and the art Parkade ($11 flat rate per day, payable with ParkPlus app or credit card). Does not offer overnight parking.

Downtown Calgary 

  • Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1 St SW)
    • Outdoor surface parking near the west entrance. $5.25 Saturday flat rate.
    • Directions from U of C: take the C train from University Station to 3 Street Statiion (7 stops).
  • Silver Dragon Restaurant 106 3 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0B6
  • Lougheed House, the starting point for walking tour (707 13 Ave SW)
    • Street parking (free after 6 PM). Payable with app ParkPlus or with credit card.

To view conference locations and directions, press the icon in the top left corner of the map:

Public Transit: Visit Calgary transit for up-to-date information on bus fare, routes, and transfer tickets.

Airport: The airport offers a public bus service that connects to the C-Train. To get from the Airport to University of Calgary campus, take the Northbound towards Tuscany Station then travel to University Station .


We are pleased to offer special booking rates for accommodations on and off campus for bookings between July 25-July 30. Registrants arriving before July 25 or staying after July 30 and wishing additional accommodation at this rate can contact us directly.

Check-in location for all on campus accommodation is International House, 169 University Gate NW. Each guest should have a government issued photo ID to present and a credit card for incidental charges.

On Campus

International House at 169 University Gate NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4V5 is a 3-minute walk from the Reeve Theatre and the Taylor Family Digital Library, and offers two-bedroom dormitory apartments and standard one-bedroom dorm rooms. Although neither option includes breakfast, Good Earth Cafe at the Taylor Family Digital Library has many breakfast options. To receive a discounted rate, use this registration link and booking code “IWWDCEE23” before June 25, 2023. Please contact us if you are interested in being paired with a roommate.

Guests staying in on campus are welcome to park in the main level of the Art Parkade. Current (2023) charge is $11.00 per day. In and out privileges are available for those who bill their parking charges to their guest room. Please have your license plate information, make of the car and province/state of registration ready to be provided at check-in. Parking rates are subject to change without notice.

Two-Bedroom Dormitory Apartments ($93/night plus tax for up to 4 people)

  • One double bed with a dresser, bookcase, armoire, desk and a chair in each bedroom with a lockable door
  • Sleeps up to 4 individuals per 2-bedroom apartment
  • Private bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet
  • Breakfast area with sink, microwave, fridge.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • In-building coin-laundry
  • Complimentary campus recreation passes

Standard Single Rooms ($89/night plus tax)

  • One queen bed
  • Comfortable for up to two people
  • Mini-fridge, Microwave, Keurig Coffee Maker
  • Desk with Ergonomic Chair
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary campus recreation passes

Off Campus

Aloft Calgary University is located roughly 10 minutes from the University of Calgary campus and 20 minutes from downtown, and is easily accessible by the C-train lightrail (Banff Trail Station).

Double rooms are $149/night plus tax if booked before Sunday, June 11th, 2023 by following the instructions in this registration link.


  • Complimentary WiFi and 24-hour business lounge
  • Complimentary continental buffet, grab ‘n go, or hot breakfast
  • Complimentary parking
  • Onsite gym, spa, bar, lounge, and pool table

Dining on and around campus

MacEwan Hall:

The Last Defense Lounge (Mondays to Wednesdays: 11:30 AM to 3 PM Thursdays and Fridays: 11:30 AM to 7 PM)

Tim Horton’s (7:30am-4:30pm)

Good Earth Coffeehouse

Starbucks (8am-4pm)

Subway (9am-8pm).

Near student residence Yamnuska Hall:

Subway (10am-10pm)

Dominos (10am-3:30am)

Starbucks (8am-7pm)

University District restaurants (18 min walk)

Banquet (11am-1am)

OEB Breakfast Co. (7:30am-2:45pm)

Canadian Brewhouse (11am-12:am)

MacDonald’s (24/7)

Starbucks (7am-7pm)

Brentwood Mall (8am-9pm)

Jameson Pub (10am-2am)

Kilkenny Pub (11am-12am)

Cora Breakfast and Lunch (6am – 3pm)

PHI NHUNG Vietnamese Pho + Cuisine (11am-9pm)

Wami Ootoya Japanese (11am-10pm).