Attraction Spotlight: Calgary Tower

Have you ever wanted to see the tallest observation deck in the world? Well, Calgary is home to the tallest 360 degree deck in the world in which visitors can see 1228 metres above sea level! It’s also a gateway to Calgary’s cultural, entertainment, art and nightlife scene being in the downtown core.

It’s the best view of the city and a must-see for newbies to the area. What’s better than 360 degrees of the bustling city, the foothills, the Rocky Mountains and the prairies, all in one stop? Here is a look at what you’ll get to see at the Calgary Tower.

About Calgary Tower

The Calgary Tower observation deck is an amazing glass floor, birds-eye view of the city. They offer complimentary tours full of historical facts, landmark information and plans for the future. It’s only steps away from downtown entertainment and nightlife, as well as shopping and dining.

At the base of the tower, check out the Tourism Calgary Visitor Information Centre with info on arts and culture, the award-winning cuisine, nightlife, trails and outdoor activities.

What to expect

Along with viewing the whole city from up above, you can dine in two restaurants inside the Tower. SKY 360 is 155 metres and rotates every 45 minutes during lunch plus every 60 minutes during dinner to keep your view interesting during your meal. Then on level two, you’ll find the Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, a fine-dining steakhouse with great hospitality and cuisine.

You can visit the observation deck every day of the year except Christmas Day and for occasional private functions. The hours are 9am to 9pm or 10pm depending on the time of year. It’s located at 101-9th Avenue SW in Calgary. General admission pricing is $18 with a discount for seniors and children. Children ages 3 and under are free. You can get annual pass to come back time and time again for $149 per year for up to 4 people.

Be sure to head up to the top of the observation deck at the Calgary Tower.

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