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Festival Location

This year's festival in online. The information on this page applies only to the years when our festival is non-virtual.

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The Hotel

The Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South is located at 135 Southland Drive SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2J 5X5 Canada. Heritage Park and Fish Creek Park are only a few minutes away, and the Calgary International Airport is about 30 minutes by car. There are several shopping centres within walking distance of the hotel.


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Calgary Map Showing the Location of When Words Collide at Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South

Book a Hotel Room

The rooms at the Delta Calgary South Hotel fill up fast, so book your room early! Festival room rates of $164 to $184 per night ( plus taxes, you can dowload more information here) are available until July 8, 2021 (provided space is available).

You can book reservations online or call 403-278-5050 (local calls only) or 1-888-236-2427 (North America). Mention "When Words Collide 2021 Festival" to get the festival rate. If you wish to reserve a suite, please call 403-225-8631 to check availability.

Note: If you require a wheelchair-accessible room, please email us after booking a room in the Atrium building so that we can work with the hotel to place your room on the main level.

On-Site Food

When looking for meals or a place to snack & chat, the Delta hotel offers a snack bar and seating area in the When Words Collide Merchants Corner, the Atrium Café for breakfast, Southland Yard (formerly Boomtown Pub & Patio) for lunch and dinner, and Sage & Co (formerly Bonaventure lounge) for family-friendly service.

There are also a variety of restaurant options within walking distance.

Sight-seeing

Are you coming to Calgary for When Words Collide and want to make the most of the trip? You can download a PDF of local places and activities that might dovetail with your literary interests and provide you with a richer experience.