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Calgary Tower
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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Reviewed October 2, 2011

Went with my mom and our Friend it was super good mum :0)** Great View to sunny out its

amazing. The glass floor feature is great for the addition.

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Reviewed September 28, 2011

The Calgary tower feels like a tourist trap. The view from the top is not that great. In fact, there are better downtown views from many places in Calgary. For example, check the view from Crescent Road, north of downtown just across the river. Btw, you don't get a good view to the Rockies... the mountains are far. The best part of the experience is the small section that has glass on the floor, like in Toronto.

I stopped by the tower to "check the box". Being there done that. I'm glad I visited by myself and not with my wife and children... it would have been a waste of money.

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Reviewed September 26, 2011

Well worth a visit - the views are excellent on a clear day -get there for when it opens so it is less busy. The glass floor section was a great feature.

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Reviewed September 25, 2011

On 7/23/2011 I visited Calgary Tower with husband and two friends. We each used coupons I found on the Internet for $1 off. It was well worth the admission because we happened to be there at 11:00 am when a free tour was being conducted. The tour guide was extremely informative, explaining not only what we were seeing but the history behind the various sites.

The experience for people visiting when a tour is not being conducted would be much better if there were explanations by each window explaining what could be seen from that window. There is a glass floor that extends from the tower part of way around. It’s totally optional, you can see out the windows in that area perfectly well without walking on the glass. But if you’re not very afraid of heights, its an interesting experience to look down through the floor.

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Reviewed September 19, 2011

The tower is a pretty good bargain at $14.75pp (Keep in mind, we live near NYC, and it now costs almost that much just to drive across the bridges to the city!). At the top, you get great views of the city, especially against the panoramic backdrop of the not too distant Canadian Rockies. This is probably the best place to start a tour of Calgary. There is an information stand at the bottom, where the knowledgeable staff gave us very good ideas of what to see in the one day we had available, and how to get there. At the top, the view and Calgary's architecture make it easy to get your bearings visually. Make sure you step out onto the glass floor at the edge, across from the elevator. It is an unsteadying must do. Even those with height issues (Me), will enjoy it.

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