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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
Ranked #15 of 172 Attractions in Calgary
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Drinking
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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
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Its not that Tall as other reviewers have noted and IMHO is expensive for the experience it brings. Maybe for 4 or 5 CAD per person it is reasonable. But if you shell out near about 50 bucks with a small family for less than an hour worth of time spent, it left an experience of being ripped-off. Good concept;... More

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a view. The cost a bargain compared to other towers in the sky. Calgary not the best city to look at but you can actually see the Rockies. The glass floor is a little spooky, but you have to stand on it for a photo.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

It was a wonderful experience to go up the 520mtr tower and look down at the city, whcih was full of snow when we visited last week. The glass floor not only gives an excellent view just below the tower but makes every visitor try various poses to click their pictures. There is a restaurant in a different level and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Why would you go in Calgary Tower when you can see the city from the hills north of Bow River? Its a nicer surrounding and free! I cannot recommend Calgary Tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

worth the 14 dollars if you want to get away from it all. not as tall as she used to be but still offers fantastic views. If you are expecting a fulfilling meal in the revolving restaurant then look elsewhere as this is more of fine dining establishment. the view is wonderful at dusk

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

When the tower was built it was the tallest building probably in Calgary, certainly in its near location. However since then many high rise dwellings and office blocks have been built close to it and it is now somewhat dwarfed. Do NOT let this put you off visiting and being taken to the top in the lift. The views of... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

it is unfortunate that this once iconic tourist attraction has not kept up with the times. Though the view is still stunning and though they have tried to add things like the glass floor area, there is really nothing else for a lone tourist to do. As a longtime Calgary resident I can explain to people what they are seeing... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

One thing, when I visited Calgary it was extremely cold. It was in negative thirties and that is way too cold than Toronto. Well, going back to Calgary tower, it was also good. Perfect place to have a glimpse of Calgary.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What a wonderful way to experience the topography and central history of Calgary. We were there on a beautifully clear day and that is the only time to visit as you can see forever!. Loved learning about he different areas of town, and seeing the ski jump from the Olympics. Didn't realize the Stampede Arena were just "right there". The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We liked the view but none of the gift shops were open and that was too bad as we always like to get something for a Christmas ornament everywhere we travel

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