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“Great view”
Review of Calgary Tower

Calgary Tower
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$140.87*
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Ranked #33 of 311 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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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 8, 2014

Have been to Calgary many times and this was my first time up the tower.

Great view of the city. Go around dusk so get both daylight and dark. During dark can be a little more difficult to get a good photo as lights from inside the tower reflect off the glass.

Thank one3Sport
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

A fun excursion to do while you're in the neighborhood. The whole experience takes about 15 minutes, but there are tons of shops and places to eat nearby to make it a worthwhile trip. Great views from the top and a sky ledge to walk over.

Thank Jessica D
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

For decades this was the tallest man made structure in town; now it is dwarfed by the Bow building. The experience is worth the price of the elevator ride and for fun try to count the number of construction cranes on the surrounding buildings. The restaurant rotates slowly enough to give you a 360 degree view of the city. If you dine in the restaurant you may get the elevator ride for free, make sure to check out offers ahead of time.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Ok, so this is a bit of a copy of the Seattle Space Needle. Built six years later in 1968 and likewise ageing a little. The observation deck is at 525 feet, with a small section of glass floor, that can literally take your breath away - due entirely to the height and inevitable vertigo, rather than the beauty of the view. The Tower, once the highest building in Calgary, as photos in the foyer will attest, is now towered over and dwarfed by an array of modern high-rise. It is a pity there is no explanation of how the building was constructed, or what it is you are looking at out of the windows. Perhaps Calgary is developing so fast there would be no point? Maybe it is only locals who go here, and they know what it is they are looking at? Make it a clear day and tick it off the Calgary list.

Thank DCDP
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

The tower is a great view ... as long as it's clear skys. I've been twice once on a date (for dinner) and once with kids (for the experience) and the second time we could only see the nearest buildings and parks. The kids got a kick out of the glass floor but the views are why you go up.

Thank Stacey P
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