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“Beautiful view but you pay for it”
Review of Calgary Tower

Calgary Tower
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Ranked #14 of 306 things to do in Calgary
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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 May 25, 2013 via mobile

Took my son here for his graduation dinner, party of eight, to the Sky360 restaurant. Stunning view and the staff were ultra friendly. A couple issues. 1. When you make your reservation it states that a 18% gratuity is added to bill for six or more people. Not a problem but I thought it was a little unfair seeing our bills were separate. One bill for four people, one each for the other couples. My tip came to 38 dollars and my moms came to 25. Not sure of the other but assuming close to my moms. My bill was over 220 bucks for four people, no liquor. 2. The portions are a little small. Food is good but not THAT good to justify a $45 steak. The view is stunning and you get to see everything cause it takes one hour for rotation and we saw it all. After supper you can go to the observation deck for FREE ONLY if you buy an entree. If you don't, then they add on $15 regardless if you go or not. Probably to cover entrance fee. Would I go again? Probably but it will be a couple years and have to be a very special occasion.

1  Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

On a clear day, there is a pretty good view, through the larger buildings around block alot of the view. You do get to see some of the Rockies, but not all. There are no info panels anywhere telling you what you are seeing in certain directions. Compared to the CN Tower in Toronto, the Calgary Tower left me wanting. Save your money, go to the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, now that is worth every penny.

1  Thank Ronald v
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Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

We took the elevator up to the top to take in some of the views before having lunch in the 360 restaurant. While eating the deck revolves so u can take in the views of Calgary right over to the Rockies.
I'd recommend this and will be going back!!

2  Thank Lou154
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Start off with the elevator ride to the top and then bask in the 360 degree views of the beautiful city of Calgary and beyond on o nice clear day. For the brave ones, they can stand on the glass floor and look straight down onto 9th avenue! Very eerie feeling!

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Not the first time I've been, but this time didn't eat. Wonderful views, especially as Calgary has grown, however it's rather expensive for what you get.

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