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Calgary Tower

101 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 1J9

403-266-7171 Fax: 403-266-7230 | Website

This Calgary landmark features a revolving restaurant, panoramic views of the city and a glass floor observation area.

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What:

Payment | Diner's Club En Route, Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash

Where:

Neighbourhood | Southwest
Getting There | Head for downtown and get on Centre St. or 9th Ave.
Cross Street | Centre Street and 9th Avenue

Profile Last Updated: May 21, 2009

On top of the world
Size is not everything. The Calgary Tower is no longer the tallest structure in Calgary due to up-and-comers such as Bankers Hall (196.5 metres, 644.69 feet) and the Petro-Canada Tower (215 metres, 705 feet), but it will always be the city's most identifiable landmark.

Great heights
The concrete giant that pierces the clouds at 190.8 metres (625.98 feet) has been the pillar of this city's skyline since it opened on June 30, 1968, and continues to lift tourists and Calgarians to great heights with its panoramic view of the city, the prairies, the foothills and the Rocky Mountains. During the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, the Tower was the city's beacon as its flame lit up the city like a giant Olympic torch. Visitors can see the city like never before by cruising around the 4.57-metre-wide observation deck which encircles a Souvenir Store. Ruth's Chris Steak House provides a comfortable spot for dining.

A romantic night out
For a romantically-thrilling experience, the tower serves up all views of the city in the fine dining atmosphere of the revolving Sky 360 Restaurant and Lounge. During the winter season you can also enjoy brunch on Sundays while the room slowly turns to reveal Calgary's many faces. Constructed in 2005, the tower's glass floor observation area is unique in that, unlike other glass floors, this one has a glass wall in front of it, so it gives the sensation of floating 625 feet above the ground.

Details

Need To Know: Paid parking in Tower Parkade