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Louise Bridge

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10 St SW between 4 Ave S and Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Listen to a Tour Guide as you Drive between Lake Louise and Calgary
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Listen to a Tour Guide as you Drive between Lake Louise and Calgary

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Use your smartphone &amp; vehicle's stereo to make your drive come alive!<br><br>Using GPS, our professional and fun tour guides will transform this beautiful drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure!<br><br>Ideal for traveling between destinations, or as a one way tour.<br><br>Over 50 points of interest include things to see &amp; do, local animals, popular people, historical events &amp; more!<br><br>Don't just see the mountains, hear what they have to say!<br><br>Route.<br>Trans-Canada Highway 1 between Calgary &amp; Lake Louise + Sunshine extension.<br><br>Freedom.<br>Start anywhere along route &amp; travel in either direction. Take detours &amp; stop at attractions for as long as you like.<br><br>Hands Free. <br>Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. <br><br>Easy to Use.<br>Download the app. Select the tour. Go!<br><br>Trivia Fun. <br>Each point of interest has a fun multiple choice trivia question. Keep score or just listen!<br><br>Inexpensive. <br>Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle.
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BenLar137 wrote a review Jan 2019
Calgary, Canada13,313 contributions683 helpful votes
Always the poor cousin to the Centre Street Bridge just a few kilometres downriver, it is still a great structure and worth a visit. Although it is just a regular 4-lane bridge, it still moves a lot of vehicles in rush hour due to lane reversals. On my recent visit, there were also lots of pedestrians crossing, and also cyclists using the sidewalk, thankfully not all too many. What makes visiting this bridge so important are the war memorials, especially on the north side. They are quite extensive, and quite moving. So it's not just a way to get from one side of the river to another, it's paying respect to the valiant warriors who have secured our freedom.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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BenLar137 wrote a review Jul 2018
Calgary, Canada13,313 contributions683 helpful votes
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The Louise Bridge directly connects Calgary's west end of downtown to the delightful neighbourhood of Kensington, which means if you're exploring Calgary, you'll be on this one for either by foot, bike or car. And it is quite beautiful, with it's expansive white stonework (actually cement, of course). But it is also the location of one of Calgary's most elaborate and touching war memorials, gigantic rusted metal walls and turrets. These structures echo battleships and castles, and underline how courageous our soldiers and sailors were to do combat amongst them. However, on the lighter side, Calgary's most interesting "Standing Wave" is there too on the south-east side, and on many days in July and August, you can watch people trying to surf, yes surf, on it, see the photos. While Centre Street is much more grand and resplendent, Louise Bridge and the shoreline flanking it, are way more an enjoyable people place.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Sarah B wrote a review Jul 2018
Guildford, United Kingdom753 contributions261 helpful votes
Walking along the river walk from the Peace bridge on the Kensington side we stumbled across this magnificent collection of monuments to those fallen in our name, a wonderful array of structures with quotes from real people
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Date of experience: July 2018
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BenLar137 wrote a review Mar 2018
Calgary, Canada13,313 contributions683 helpful votes
Built in 1921, this bridge has always played second fiddle to other bridges in the area. For a long time, however, it was the only connection between the downtown and Calgary's stunning Kensington community. It was first built for trolley traffic, but is has kept up with all the innovations in traffic and community. And it is a beautiful bridge. Although it is built of concrete and steel, it has always pointed to the past when bridges were built of white stone. It is also right above one of Calgary's newest attractions, a permanent river wave that in the summer is used by surfers to keep their skills up.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Ottawajester wrote a review Apr 2014
Ottawa356 contributions186 helpful votes
This bridge connects downtown to the Kensington neighbourhood. What makes this bridge special is the memorial that is located on the Kensington side commemorating Canada's veterans. Panels of rusted steel with quotes from famous Canadians carved into them. The word "MEMORIAL" is also spelled out in giant steel letters that stand on the sidewalk. A great way to commemorate Canada's veterans. The best of it is that this memorial was added to the Louise bridge making a nondescript bridge into something special.
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Date of experience: April 2014
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