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Calgary Tower

101 - 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J9, Canada
403 266 7171
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Ranked #20 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Spent a day in Calgary and this was next to our hotel. Uber scary to look down but i dared it...sent lots of chills down my spine. But it was a breathtaking view! A must-see when in Calgary!

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If you want a great view of the city then the Calgary Tower is the place to head. The ride up is fast and you get a 365 degree view! You can also sit or stand on a glass panel that gives great views below you and you can take pictures from on the glass-at your shoes looking down-selfies etc.... More

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melbourne
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

definitely worth a visit. we went in the early evening - great views including those of the city lights. glass floor is good if you are game to walk on it.

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Edmonton
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Having been there 3 times, the best time to go up is during the late evenings when you can see the city of Calgary light right up. If you're not afraid of heights, it features a glass view that will look towards the ground. There are services in the tower for dining. It's a bit on the expensive side but... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My grandson and I visited the Calgary Tower to see the skyline but more importantly, stand of the glass viewing area. Be decided to pop in an hour before our Brunch reservation at the Fairmont Palliser. Much to our dismay, when we were ready to leave we discovered that the elevator was not working properly. A call down provided a... More

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TheCalgaryTower, Manager at Calgary Tower, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your candid feedback. On rare occasions these mechanical issues will arise, but our major concern is the clear lapse in customer service communication that occurred that day. Please accept my apology on behalf of our entire team for a Tower visit that was not up to the standard we strive to maintain. Thanks to the... More

Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Excellent views from the top, high speed lifts. It had just stopped snowing when we went so the visibility was improving. Worth making the effort to go and see.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited Calgary Tower few days ago. We had some time left before we had to go to pick up our car. so we walked to the tower. It was quite expensive however we met there with our friends from Slovakia so we decided to go together. We were dissapointed. I dont recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The best way to see Calgary is from the the Calgary tower. Go on a clear sunny day and book breakfast. The difference in price makes this well worthwhile. Plus you don't need to walk around the tower for the views. You simply sit down at your table and the revolving restaurant will take you round at your leisure.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A must when in Calgary. Take the dinner option you get a 3 course meal (limited selection) for just a fraction more than the entrance fee and you have the bonus of sitting back and relaxing as you view the sights of Calgary. Service was slow but food was ideal for a 'lunch'. You can then head up to floor... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was the first thing we did on our visit to Calgary and it was a great way to understand the city. The interactive handheld tour was included in the admission price, although you did have to leave ID as a deposit. It was extremely informative. We visited in the morning on a weekday early in September and it wasn't... More

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