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Calgary Tower

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Address: 101 - 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J9, Canada
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Located 191 metres above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the...

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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It was fun for my kids and I (ages 9 to 3) to ride the elevator and stand on the glass floor. It's beautiful during sunset. We listened to some of the audio guide stories... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For incredible 360 degree views of Calgary and a glimpse of the Rockies, the tower is the place to be. If you want more of an interactive experience, take one of the hand-held guides and a set of head phones when you purchase your ticket. The device allows you to tap various buildings and landmarks to hear about its history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was fun for my kids and I (ages 9 to 3) to ride the elevator and stand on the glass floor. It's beautiful during sunset. We listened to some of the audio guide stories together. We left after about 40min. It cost about $60 to go up, that feels a little expensive for what you get, but it was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The views of town are nice, the glass floor section gives a bit of a sweat at first. I don't think they offer an outside walk unlike in some other cities - imagine it'd be cold & gusty though. Not much else to do. Would say it's a solid 4 for a trip to Calgary & perhaps a must for... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to the Calgary Tower for a date night. Most people go to the tower to go to the observation deck. I would recommend the observation deck as a family activity while visiting Calgary because it has great panoramic views of the city and the see through floors are fun. But if you're afraid of heights,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Calgary Tower as a observation tower has a history all on its own and is situated right in the middle of Downtown. It was built as a celebration of Canada's Centennial in 1967. It is about 200 mts tall and was built by Husky Oil and Marathon Realty. Did you know about 60% of it is underground and it's weighs... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This visit, in early 2017, left a better impression than my last, about fifteen years ago. The ascent is speedy, but its enjoyment is lessened by a revolving picture of the city, so you are not seeing the city but a graphic design of it. There is a restaurant at the top, and a souvenir stand. Although only 425 feet... More 

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League City, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The tower is a good way to see Calgary and the surrounding country side. It's worth a ride up the elevator and walk around the observation deck on a clear day. The mountains are beautiful. There are a couple of buildings that block some of the view as they are taller.

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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant at the top slowly rotates to give you a 360 view of the city. The kids find the novelty of this exciting. There is a small area where you can walk out on a glass floor- guaranteed to put your stomach in your throat if you dare to give it a try.

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Thank MtnFlier
Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a view! But for the full experience you've got to have lunch at the 360 revolving Restaurant! Book the restaurant in advance and the cost of the visitors platform is included. Just mention at the reception that you have a reservation!

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting thing to do if you want a bird's eye view. We had dinner I. The restaurant at the top just before and at dusk. The restaurant turns as do many so you get a full city view. Great way to combine viewing and eating. Food was good.

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