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Calgary Tower

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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...more
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101 9 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In my last trip to Calgary We Gad lunch at the tower restaurant. OMG!!! The view!!!! The restaurant rotates perfectly and allows you to truly enjoy all possible views of the city and the Rockies. The food was delicious! If you eat at the restaurant...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JenniferCR
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are visiting Calgary, then this is a must. The view spectacular, the food always good, exceptional service. If you are bit scared of heights, then this will be fun and push your comfort levels a bit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the only sight we saw in Calgary. A great sightseeing spot in town. You can walk out on a plexiglass partial floor extending from the building looking straight down to the street for those with courage. Great view of all their iconic buildings...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sskaloz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Admittedly our view was restricted due to the smoke from the forest fires. There was nothing much interesting to be seen, but we did not pay for the visit, as tickets were included in our holiday, so it was ok - would certainly have been...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here because there really isnt much else to do in Calgary. It wasnt overly cheap but wasnt too pricey. We didnt spend much time here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Livah5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a river stroll in sub zero temperatures it was a welcome Sunday morning relief to enter the warmth of this attraction!! Well worth the entrance fee. Really well done. And the glass skywalk is a real stomach churned 😆😆

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my daughter to visit the Calgary tower on Dec 17 2018. Upon arrival the staff wasn't very friendly nor helpful. They asked us if we wanted to purchase the audio package and we replied no when the two young women just looked at us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jason R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Calgary tower is worth a visit, especially if you are from out of town. As a local I enjoyed the visit as it gives great views of the city and mountains. The restaurant is good also - I have had dinner there - and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit over priced but the views are amazing would recommend while in town once is more than enough glass floor is a great touch

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marcust282
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tower is not very high compared to other buildings in the city but still, it offers a great view of the city and of the mountains when the weather is clear.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Anais M
January 6, 2019|
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Response from DandK490 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know about parking.
June 25, 2018|
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We went at the end of the day. We had about an hour at the top that was adequate time to enjoy the view and take pictures. There really isn't much up there. The history info on the walls was very interesting and worth a... More
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pat H
Manchester, United Kingdom
Calgary tower. (3 Replies)
please could you tell me how far it is from the calgary tower to Calgary Airport.
November 23, 2012|
Response fromcruiseryyc|
About 30 minutes by car. The Tower is in the middle of downtown Calgary; while the airport is in the far northeast quadrant of the city.
vrinda k
Alberta/BC Travel Tips and advice needed (7 Replies)
We are plannig a trip up to Canada and would love some insights from xperienced travellers. (1) We are staying in Calgary on Sunday and Monday . Can we do Jasper and back to Calgar on Sunday and maybe Banff and some local Calgary sights on Monday? (2) Tuesday morning , we leave Calgary and head for Kamloops - What can we cover along the way and how far is the drive ? What are the Must-do places in kamploops area ? (3) Wednesday , we head for Victoria from Kamloops. - Any advice for...More
June 19, 2012|
Response fromdiscodogman|
Good day. You seem to be packing an incredible amount of driving into a very short time frame. I will address question #1, as that's what I'm most familiar with: You would need to set aside five hours (at least) to drive from Calgary to Jasper, and another five hours to drive back. For comparison, it would be like driving from Miami to Atlanta and back for a day trip (I'm guessing you're from Florida so I'm trying to use a local example), except that it's mountain driving so you'll be...More
Sightseeing in two days? (6 Replies)
Hi guys, Our September Rockies tour finishes in Calgary, at the airport. We would like to say on for a couple of days and do a little sightseeing. I have got information and plan to do the following sightseeing: Downtown and Beltline. Heritage Park Historical Village. Military Museums. Calgary Tower. After all that culture, a little retail therapy at Chinook Centre or somewhere similar. We wil be intend to stay downtown and I understand the city centre is compact and walkable. We are in...More
January 02, 2014|
Response fromTravelBug4500|
Your plans might be a bit too ambitious for 2 days. You might be able to fit it all in, but you might not. I'd prioritize your list and plan to go to your "must see" places first and then see how you are doing time wise for the lower priority places. I would recommend spending some time in the Kensington area and the Beltline instead of Downtown and the Beltline. With your 2 day timeline you could also do your retail therapy at The Core mall downtown if it is closer to your hotel and other...More