We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Move from a building to a building without going outside”

Calgary's +15 Skywalk
Ranked #18 of 307 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Calgary's +15 Skywalk can be good walkways in inclement weather. This walkways are quite useful under cold Calgarian winter. As you may already witnessed, Calgarians don't like cold weather. When you wait for your train at a LRT station, you will see Calgarians who don't come outside a LRT station building or an adjacent building, and only when their LRT arrives, they scurry to get on the train. As I said above, in this manner, this walkways are quite useful in rainy and cold weather.

You can download the Skywalk map at the City of Calgary website. The search word is "Calgary +15 Skywalk Map (Pocket Size)." If you don't have this map at your first visit, you will be bound to get lost.

Pro: The City of Calgary has been promoting "Downtown Public Art Circuit tour." You will see some pieces of art by following this walkways. This self-guided tour is through the very Calgary's +15 Skywalk system. Prepare your Skywalk Map.
Con: First floors are more watchable than the second or the third floors. Most of the time, you will see endless fastfood restaurants of same brand names along the Calgary's +15 Skywalk. Especially avoid the walkways of "Canada Place" and "Bow Valley Square" at lunch hours(noon - 1pm). Sardines of downtown office workers there are gathered to eat at the Calgary's +15 Skywalk food courts. People watching experience wasn't bad at all. I could see how typical Calgarian office workers at downtown dress and hear what they talk about. Seeing endless fastfood restaurants of same brand names was unsavory. Actually it was a torture.

1  Thank outwears
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (298)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

236 - 240 of 298 reviews

Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

The +15 is a chain of pedestrian over passes linking building throughout the city making walking around on those cold days much more enjoyable. Keep track of where you are as you can get lost. Singapore is the only other city I have found that does something similar.

1  Thank Matthew M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Great so far we should add more connections though and better maps. then were golden for the Plus 15's.

Thank Mariana C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a great idea but should have maps if you want to figure it out - good luck. Best when weather is bad, people are not helpful and its most confusing depending on where your trying to go. I stick to pavement.

Thank Sue367
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Who doesn't like to use these when its cold outside. I mean its a nice feature but the only downside is not all the buildings are connected. On the plus side you don't have to deal with those Calgary drivers

Thank Paradise555
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Calgary's +15 Skywalk also viewed

 

Been to Calgary's +15 Skywalk? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing