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Calgary Tower

101 - 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J9, Canada
403 266 7171
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Ranked #24 of 228 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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Boone, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Nice views. Standing on the glass and looking down was fun. One of those experiences that you are glad you did even though it was a bit unnerving.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I was only in Calgary for 1.5 days so went straight to the tower, learned about the different parts of the city and decided where I wanted to explore close up. Great views and perspective. Excellent information provided by the handheld tour guide and headset. I enjoyed the time spent there.

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Brandon, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Excellent view of the city with a shocking view of the ground! The open view with observation deck will put you into a cold sweat if youre not ready for the experience. Dont worry about falling through the floor, I'm sure they have insurance... The only thing I didnt like about the tower was the lack of decent souvenirs. Seriously,... More

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Good place to see the whole of Calgary but an expensive way to do it. Make sure you take the audio tour. It's included in the price.

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Lincolnshire
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

As others say, it's overpriced (try and get a voucher from your concierge), but it's got amazing views and something you have to do

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Ploiesti
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The tower is one of the main attractions in Calgary. The entrance fee for the viewing platform is about 20 $. There are also 2 restaurants situated in the tower (SKY 360 which rotates and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse). The viewing tower has a nice observation platform with a glass floor (not for the faint hearted). You can see all of... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great views around Calgary. Interesting audio guide. And the glass floor!! Good value for money. You have the option of the restaurant but need to book.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went close to sundown and the 360 views were beautiful. It would have been even better if it had not been so cloudy. The glass floor was fun, you felt you were standing in air. We loved the headsets they gave you to let you know what you were seeing and some of the history of the city.

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Bologna, Italy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A bit 'tired' and really overpriced experience. The glass-floored bit is interesting and surprisingly unnerving. Nice views, but should be $10.

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Edmonton
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20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Used a 2 for 1 coupon so for a family of 4 it cost us $27.00, which was super reasonable. The staff however, looked bored out of their minds (one was even reading a book while waiting to pass out the audio guides). The view is incredible but was very hazy when we went in the evening. I would suggest... More

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