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Calgary Tower

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Address: 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J9, Canada
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09:00 - 21:00
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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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A View of My Hometown

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
John S
Toronto, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 2 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 3 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Wolfville, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Calgary I had the opportunity to visit the Calgary Tower for the first time time after many trips to the city. Spectacular view of the city.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A place to be visited, do not miss the experience of observing the complete city. Better to go at the end of the day, better light to watch all around and for photo session.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is too expensive to do more than once. Despite the fact that the tower is now one of the shortest buildings, it is still a great view. The see-through floor is fun and kind of freaky. A good place to bring out-of-town visitors. We did it in tandem with the restaurant because then the $18 fee is waived. But... More 

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