Perhaps you’re passing through on your way to spectacular Banff and Lake Louise. Maybe you plan to spend your time out and about, exploring this no longer (too) wild west city. The solution? A budget hotel. They might be less plush than the five-star offerings in Calgary, but these cheap spots provide all the essentials, leaving extra cash for sites and restaurants, maybe a pair of cowboy boots. Tip: order Calgary’s famous ginger beef – cheaper than steak and a bonafide city classic. Mind you, with the money you’ll save at these hotels – all bookable on Culture Trip – you might as well get both.