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Calgary Tower

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.

Popular Activities at Calgary Tower

Ensure you have loads of time at Calgary Tower. Below are the most popular things to do:

You should think about purchasing a Calgary Tower Observation Deck Admission or a Craft Beer Tour of Calgary while you're visiting. These activities are some of the most sought-after.

Have a look at our Calgary things to do page to discover many more activities while you're here.


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Hotel Arts ¥9,625
Hotel Arts

Hotel Arts

119 12th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Beltline, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fourth Street, Calgary Tower, and 17 Avenue SW. BMO Centre and Calgary Telus Convention Centre are also within 10 minutes. 1st Street SW Station is 9 minutes by foot and Victoria Park - Stampede Station is 10 minutes.

    The Fairmont Palliser ¥13,320
    The Fairmont Palliser

    The Fairmont Palliser

    133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located near the slopes, this Downtown Calgary hotel is in the city center, within a 5-minute walk of Calgary Tower and Calgary Telus Convention Centre, and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. BMO Centre and 17 Avenue SW are also within 15 minutes. 1st Street SW Station is only a 4-minute walk and Centre Street Station is 5 minutes.

      International Hotel Calgary ¥10,145
      International Hotel Calgary

      International Hotel Calgary

      220 4th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Calgary, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of GRAND and Calgary Tower. Calgary Telus Convention Centre and 17 Avenue SW are also within 1 mi (2 km). 1st Street SW Station is 5 minutes by foot and Centre Street Station is 8 minutes.

        Hyatt Regency Calgary ¥11,117
        Hyatt Regency Calgary

        Hyatt Regency Calgary

        700 Centre Street SE, Calgary, AB
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located near the slopes, this Downtown Calgary hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Calgary Tower, Theatre Calgary, and Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre. CORE Shopping Centre and Scotiabank Saddledome are also within 1 mi (2 km). Centre Street Station and 1st Street SW Station are within a 2-minute walk.

          Hotel Le Germain Calgary ¥16,138
          Hotel Le Germain Calgary

          Hotel Le Germain Calgary

          899 Centre Street SW, Calgary, AB
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located near the slopes, this Downtown Calgary hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Vertigo Theatre, Calgary Tower, and Calgary Telus Convention Centre. BMO Centre and 17 Avenue SW are also within 15 minutes. 1st Street SW Station and Centre Street Station are within a 5-minute walk.

            Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel ¥9,407
            Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel

            Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel

            110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Calgary, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of CORE Shopping Centre and BMO Centre. Centre Street Station and 1st Street SW Station are within a 5-minute walk.

              The Westin Calgary ¥10,867
              The Westin Calgary

              The Westin Calgary

              320 4th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Calgary, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eau Claire Market Mall, Calgary Tower, and Calgary Telus Convention Centre. 17 Avenue SW and BMO Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km). 4th Street SW Station is 6 minutes by foot and 6th Street SW Station is 8 minutes.

                Alt Hotel Calgary East Village ¥12,084
                Alt Hotel Calgary East Village

                Alt Hotel Calgary East Village

                635 Confluence Way SE, Calgary, AB
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Calgary, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Calgary Historic Park, Calgary Telus Convention Centre, and BMO Centre. Calgary Tower and Scotiabank Saddledome are also within 1 mi (2 km). City Hall Station is 9 minutes by foot and Bridgeland - Memorial Station is 11 minutes.