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Calgary Tower

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Calgary Tower showing a high rise building, a city and skyline

With a tourist information center and views over the zoo, Olympic Plaza, Old City Hall and Chinatown, this downtown landmark is the ideal place to get your bearings.

Visit Calgary Tower to dine with a rotating view at 4,225 feet (1,288 meters) above sea level, looking out over the glittering city lights. Stand on the glass floor and look down more than 600 feet (180 meters), taking in the views of downtown. Calgary Tower offers the perfect vantage point to orient yourself in the city and beyond.

Get your bearings with a complimentary guided tour. Knowledgeable guides will point out the best tourist spots, from historic monuments and streets, to the Olympic Plaza and out to the Rocky Mountains. At the lobby and the Observation Deck you’ll have the opportunity to view and purchase works from local artists. At the tower’s base, find out what’s on in the city at the Tourism Calgary Information Centre.

Calgary Tower was opened in 1968 and was one of the first members of the World Federation of Great Towers. During the 1988 Winter Olympics, it embodied the Olympic torch, with a huge gas cauldron on the top lighting up the sky. The tower’s distinctive shape not only makes it an iconic part of the Calgary skyline, but also affords it flexibility, allowing it to withstand high winds.

Located 508 feet (155 meters) up is the revolving Sky 360 restaurant, which completes a rotation every 45 minutes at lunch and once per hour at dinner, giving diners an incredible changing view over the city sights. The tower also offers dining closer to the ground at the steakhouse on the second level.

Calgary Tower is located in downtown, on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Centre Street. Several bus routes stop nearby and it’s just a short walk from the tower to downtown train stations. You can also reach the tower on the +15 Skywalk, a public pedestrian walkway 15 feet (4.5 meters) above street level that connects many buildings in the city.

The tower is open daily except Christmas Day, and the Observation Deck is occasionally closed for public functions. The admission fee allows same day re-entry if you show your stamp and receipt.

Top Hotels Close to Calgary Tower

Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
888 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
The price is $102 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 3
Located in Downtown Calgary, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sitting Eagle Statue and 17 Avenue SW. Calgary Tower and Calgary Telus Convention ...
3.6/5Good! (985 reviews)
"Excellent staff service"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
The Fairmont Palliser
The Fairmont Palliser
4 out of 5
133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
The price is $162 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 5
Located in Downtown Calgary, this spa hotel is steps from Vertigo Theatre and Calgary Tower. Calgary Telus Convention Centre and Bow Valley College are also ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,211 reviews)
"Posh hotel. Posh service. Albeit at a posh price. Comfortable, quality services, central location."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

The Fairmont Palliser
Hotel Arts
Hotel Arts
4 out of 5
119 12th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $143 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in Beltline, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Central Memorial Park, Calgary Tower, and 17 Avenue SW. BMO Centre and Calgary Telus Convention ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,347 reviews)
"Amazing property. Highly recommend booking a pool time and enjoying a couple of hours in the sun poolside."

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Hotel Arts
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Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown
Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown
3.5 out of 5
209-4th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB
The price is $95 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 5
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Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
888 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
The price is $102 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 3
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The Fairmont Palliser
The Fairmont Palliser
4 out of 5
133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
The price is $162 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 5
The Fairmont Palliser
Hotel Arts
Hotel Arts
4 out of 5
119 12th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
The price is $143 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Hotel Arts
Hotel Le Germain Calgary
Hotel Le Germain Calgary
4 out of 5
899 Centre Street SW, Calgary, AB
The price is $158 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 3
Hotel Le Germain Calgary
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB
The price is $108 per night from Sep 2 to Sep 2
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Hyatt Regency Calgary
Hyatt Regency Calgary
4 out of 5
700 Centre Street SE, Calgary, AB
The price is $143 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 3
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Alt Hotel Calgary East Village
Alt Hotel Calgary East Village
3.5 out of 5
635 Confluence Way SE, Calgary, AB
The price is $111 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 3
Alt Hotel Calgary East Village
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
4 out of 5
255 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB
The price is $148 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 4
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
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