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Calgary Tower

101 - 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J9, Canada
403 266 7171
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Ranked #21 of 227 attractions in Calgary
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Activities: Dining, Drinking
Owner description: Located 191 metres above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in the city and is a must-see on any visitor's itinerary. On the... more » Owner description: Located 191 metres above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in the city and is a must-see on any visitor's itinerary. On the Observation Deck you'll experience a spectacular 360° view of the bustling city, the majestic Rocky Mountains, the foothills, and the prairies. « less
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Ontario, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you stay for lunch, you don't have to pay to go up the tower -- prices for lunch start ! $18.00 -- same as cost to go up tower -- well worth it. Hamburger was the best I've ever had. Plan on staying for at least an hour which is the time it took for the tower to rotate.

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Evergreen, Colorado, Usa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

When a city has a tower I always like to visit it (Seattle, San Antonio, Toronto, etc.) and although this tower is small, it was still a fun experience and great way to learn some history about the city.

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Inverell, Australia
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27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is not cheap to go up to the top. We went up during the day and it was good to pick out areas of Calgary but during the day it isn't really a pretty view. It may be nicer at night when the city is all in lights..

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Sacramento, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Recently had one day to spend in Calgary, Alberta and chose Calgary Tower as our 1st thing to do there. We rode the elevator up 525 meters to Observation Deck and with the help of provided audio headsets, enjoyed informative look at Calgary, our 1st. The weather was perfect and it wasn't super crowded. The views are breathtaking, especially when... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our hotel was right opposite Calgary Tower so it would be strange just to miss out on that. So was nice experience even though day was not very clear, was snowing and foggy,but it was quite romantic to me. I like how you can stand on floors up there in the tower with see through glass bellow you, it's a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I liked it. Weather was nice so views were great. There is glass floor you can stand on. Very good photo opportunity. A lot of parking around and shopping malls. Worth a visit when in Calgary.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We paid $18 each for a full day access to the tower. But really, it's not one of those places where you would want to stay all day or re-visit same day. I have no idea how much their overhead and maintenance costs but I think it's still expensive. On a lighter note, you will get a nice view of... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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114 reviews 114 reviews
42 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

great view of the city from above but it is a city and the aerial view in my opinion was not worth the price.

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Fort St. John, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Took our 2 year old for the day and we all had a great day. Easy to get around and everything clearly marked. Little hard to get to main entrance, but that was a minor issue. Would highly recommend!

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Los Angeles, California
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I grew up in Calgary and drove by the Tower regularly without ever visiting it. It was not until my fiancé came to visit that I thought of actually going up there. It seemed like the right place to see when you're showing someone the town. We had dinner in the restaurant and it was beautiful. It probably took about... More

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