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User currently offlineamsspot From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8253 times:

Hello Calgarians (and others),

This summer I will be heading to Banff for a GAP-year from University. Before I head out into the wilderness I really want to do some plane spotting. I will be spending a few days in Calgary and was wondering if there are any spotting locations around YYC where I can get to on foot or by public transport (I will not have a car). Will there be any other spotters around? Is plane spotting popular at YYC?

Best regards,

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User currently offlineskingjack From Canada, joined Aug 2008, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7857 times:


The following link might be of assistance:


I imagine some of the areas described would be accessible from the main terminal via a short taxi ride ( may be even a walk... I've only taken pictures from inside the terminal).

Also, some may no longer be suitable/accessible as I believe the the guide is somewhat old???

Naturally, public transport will be able to take you the airport itself.



User currently offlinealevik From Canada, joined Mar 2009, 1230 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7785 times:

Hi Miles;

Spotting is quite popular at CYYC, and the authorities are very supportive, including having an Airport Watch program.

Most of the more popular spots are not accessible by any form of public transit, however. I have a spotting guide for CYYC that I can send you if you PM me your email. If I happen to be in town I can meet you and drive you to a spot.


Improvise, adapt, overcome.
User currently offlineamsspot From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7686 times:

Thanks a lot for your replies. The guide at contrailsphotography.com is very useful.

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