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Calgary Tower

Address: 101 - 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J9, Canada
Phone Number: 403 266 7171
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Calgary Tower General Admission
72%
Ranked #15 of 171 Attractions in Calgary
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Drinking
Owner description: Located 191 metres above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers...
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Drinking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

You go here for the view and the tourist element. That being said, the food could be better for the prices. I have only gone here for lunch and we walked out un-impressed with the food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

First sight seeing event in Calgary. Very interesting and informative. Headset with selectable topics recorded. Fast lift to top of tower. Terrific views and commentary via headset. Interesting artwork on walls of previous stampede posters. Reasonable price given we had some discount voucher otherwise quite pricey. Can do it in an hour or spend a bit longer if that is... More 

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Banff, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

make sure to pick up the audio/video guided tour - i have been to the calgary tower before and did not take one - MISTAKE - the history and information provided on these little devices was great! it took about an 1 - 1.5 hours and it made the calgary tower and calgary itself much more interesting and enjoyable -... More 

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Westminster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

They offered a free headset with recordings describing everything you can see from the tower including a detailed history about the height and building of the tower itself as you rode up the elevator. Then it had a menu to pick and choose what sight you wanted to hear about so you weren't locked into a set script, you could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

This was a great place to relax and have a good meal. Good service and very tasty food. And of course the view!! You can see forever and all the activity is mesmerizing.

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Calgary, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

You have to really absorb information that you can see,read & learn here, not just the fantastic view of Calgary Downtown but also the history. If you're not easy to impress and on a budget, then I would suggest that you wait for some deals from Groupons or TravelZoo for entrance fee to get a discount. It's around $18 for... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Good vantage points for picture taking. You can also see the mountains in the distance. Glass floor makes taking floor selfies fun as well. What I expected :) The front staff was actually borderline rude...I have worked, in my prior life, in a tourist attraction and it is not hard to fake niceness on a slow day (if anything it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We visit calgary tower with my family's we enjoyed the view of Calgary from higher place to see all calgary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I had never been before, I loved it. We didn't have to pay the fee because we ate supper in the tower, the fee is fairly expensive though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Tower had wonderful panoramic view of the City of Calgary, and it was a great place to take photos.

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