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Lougheed House

707-13 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0K8, Canada (Beltline)
(403) 244-6333
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Ranked #56 of 227 attractions in Calgary
Type: Historic Sites
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Calgary, Alberta
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139 reviews 139 reviews
33 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went there as part of Travel Zoo promotion. Not only was the brunch a discount, the visit fee was also included. If it wasn't for this, we would not have gone to learn about this piece of Calgary history. Not only was the Lougheed family prominent in the past, it even produced the best Premier of Alberta in Peter... More

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LougheedHouse, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for visiting, and taking the time to post a review. We are glad to hear that the TravelZoo promotion is bringing in first time visitors! We really feel that the House is a hidden gem in the city, and are always hoping to welcome new audiences. We are glad you enjoyed the audio tour and... More

Calgary
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Firstly, I want to say that I am happy about having this historical resource in our city, and I am so proud of all of those who were involved in the planning and restoration of this project. I found that the restaurant had some wonderful ambience, complete with nice background music.Where it falls short is in its menu selections. The... More

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LougheedHouse, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this review

Hi, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to post your review. We greatly appreciate any feedback. The House is a great historical resource- thank you for your appreciation of the House, ambiance, and the great effort that went into restoration of this historic mansion. It was a tremendous effort, and is still ongoing in some ways as we continue... More

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

My new husband I had planned a wedding for October of last year and because of work issues of mine, we ended up canceling everything. Fortunately, his job improved dramatically and we decided to go ahead and get married! I googled "unique wedding venues Calgary" and the Lougheed house came up. Amazingly, my husband was born and raised in Calgary... More

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LougheedHouse, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this review

Hi, (& Congratulations!) Thank you so much for your great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time both at Christmas, and on your wedding day, and that all of the staff were helpful and pleasant. It means so much to know that our visitors have had a great experience. More

Calgary
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

It to bad that more can't be done their? Beautiful gardens, makes you step back in time when things were alot simpler maybe. Surprised city hall hasn't tore it down, somebody has lots of dough. Peter I think grandson not sure. Tea house was just that.

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LougheedHouse, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for visiting and submitting your review. Thanks to a dedicated group of citizens, volunteers, and the historical society, which together later became the Lougheed House Conservation Society, the House was saved and underwent a huge restoration. It is now a designated National and Provincial Historic Site and operates as the museum, gallery, gardens, shop, and restaurant. And... More

St. Albert, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

A great old house filled with the history of Alberta. Similar to Rutherford house in Edmonton, a great place for a family trip back in time

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LougheedHouse, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this review

Thank you for review! We're glad you had a great visit at the House. More

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
39 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This home is a quiet and relaxing visit. The grounds are a gardener's paradise and it is hard to believe this area was prairie at the time of this home's construction. Admission was $8 each but a CAA/AMA membership took 50% off this price. The receptionist was welcoming and informative, and she set the tone for our visit. The home... More

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Oslo, Norway
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We love visiting National Trust properties in the UK and hoped that Lougheed House would offer a similar experience in Calgary, which I am pleased to say it did. We made reservations for lunch in the restaurant before arriving, which meant that we paid less for our tickets. We opted to add the audio tour, which I'd definitely recommend, as... More

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Portland, Maine
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361 reviews 361 reviews
238 attraction reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This 2.8-acre estate and historic mansion is a showplace of local history, but it keeps short hours and it wasn’t open when I came to see it with $8.50 plus GST at the ready for a ticket. After checking whether the restaurant might be open for morning tea and scones, I contented myself with photographing its sandstone exterior. Litter on... More

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LougheedHouse, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this review

Hi, Sorry to hear that your visit was not what you expected. The House is on its original 2.8 acres, and much of this is formally landscaped each year by our Head Gardener and her team of 50 volunteers! There are formal gardens on the East side of the House, as well as a lily garden in the south pasture,... More

Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The Lougheed House has a historical reason for being there. It was the house of the then senator and his family with 6 kids and staff. However, considering all its historical references, it is just a small house nothing more. The admission fee is way to steep 8.50$ + GST I was lucky I had a coupon which let me... More

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LougheedHouse, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this review

Hi, Sorry that your experience was not the best it could have been. We are constantly looking to improve our visitor experience, and will take your comments into consideration. Please know that we continue to add furnishings, and have a series of rotating historical and art exhibits, and are also constantly developing new programming. As a side note, it was... More

Ontario
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

There once was a whole street of mansions similar to Lougheed house this is the only one left! Sitting in the heart of the city in it's own garden setting it's a little gem. Maybe not as grand as European mansions but certainly the only one Calgary has. And a surprisingly great place for lunch, if I worked or lived... More

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