Although some of downtown Calgary 's office towers are actually taller, the Calgary Tower remains the city's most ... More
Although some of downtown Calgary 's office towers are actually taller, the Calgary Tower remains the city's most distinctive landmark. Officially opened in 1968, it remains a popular visitor attraction, providing a panoramic view of the mountains to the west and the surrounding foothills and prairie. On the observation deck there are binoculars, multimedia information kiosks and the thrilling Glass Floor Experience. The dining room rotates, allowing visitors the chance to relax with a meal while viewing the entire city from their window-side tables at the Panorama Dining Room.
I have lived in Calgary for the last 28 years and I went up the Calgary tower for the first time. I thought it was amazing. For the people that say the view is blocked by other high rises I think you are much too negative. The view was great and yes there are some other high buildings but it didn't affect my experience at all. The restaurant was certainly expensive, but what else would you expect at the top of any tower? The food was amazing. Perhaps some of the portions were small but I have never experience anything different at any other classy restaurant throughout North America. It is not an all you can eat for $12 situation thats for sure. I suggest everyone go and spend a few hours, watch the sunset, eat and relax. I'm so happy I went!
This was fun place for dinner although the price in consideration for the tiny size of the meal was wasy overpriced! A salad consists of 3 leaves of lettuce. The experince of the tower continually rotating while having dinner was neat but hard to see the whole city over the high rises. would take my kids back if the prices were lowered!
I enjoyed this attraction.It was one of the most enjoyable things I did on my trip.I liked the beautiful veiw of the mountains and the rotating resteraunt was very nice aswell.This was well worth my money.
We went up to have dinner and see the view at night-definitely worth the price and the food was great! I don't think I would have gone up during the day or just for the view. I really, really like the glass floor-it took both of us some time to get the courage to go out on it!
Calgary Tower is very overated. I guess its more of a symbol of Calgary rather than an actual attraction.
Its not very tall, the view isn't all that great (blocked by new high-rises). The shop at the top of the tower is pricy and doesn't have that much variety.
I went to the Calgary tower when I was little,and the one thing I loved about it was that all the cars looked like little toys, and it took me a while to understand that they weren't. I still loved it because I always imagined that I would one day jump off it and live. I know better now!!!
It's funny how often people who live in a city don't know about the wonderful attractions that they have. The last time I visited the Calgary Tower was over 10 years ago, and I just paid them a second visit the other day. The staff was very friendly and courteous and my meal at the Panorama Dining Room was excellent! All Calgarians should make an effort to visit our landmark Tower!