Calgary Tower

Phone: (403) 266-7171
101 - 9th Avenue SW
Calgary AB T2P 1J9

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The Calgary Tower ensures all "Virtual Tourists" are treated as warmly and as openly as the half a million "Reality Based Tourists" who visit us each year!

Officially opened June 30th 1968, the 'Tower' has become the City of Calgary's most famous and identifiable physical landmark. One of the first Towers of its kind, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in Calgary and is a must-see on any tourist's itinerary.

Throughout the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, a flame burned at the top of the Tower, making the Calgary Tower the World's Largest Olympic Torch. The torch is still lit today for special occasions, like Canada Day and during the Calgary Flames race for the Stanley Cup, sparking fond memories as well as a certain civic pride in all Calgarians.

Dare to try something that will take your breath away?

Beginning June 2005 visitors to the Observation Deck will be able to virtually “step out into” space on the new glass floor experience. Imagine standing 525 feet above the ground in the heart of Calgary and being able to look straight down and directly out in front of you into the heart of the city. The experience will be awe-inspiring and will challenge the emotions, but rest assured --- the thrill will be worth it.

The new glass floor is 36 feet long and more than four feet wide, the glass panes that make up the floor can each hold the weight of a couple Hippos! With only a glass wall in front, you will be treated to the unusual experience of literally being suspended in mid-air. And don't forget to check out the optical illusion as the shaft on the Tower looks as though it bends away from you.

Don't Forget Your Camera!

Opening Hours

The Calgary Tower is open 364 days a year (closed on Christmas Day). Hours of Operation are adjusted seasonally. Please call (403) 266-7171 to confirm the hours for the date of your visit.

Hours of Operation 9:00am - 10:00pm
Last Ride to the Top 9:30pm

Admission and ticket info

Children (5 and Under) $5.00
*One Complimentary with Purchase of a Regular Adult Admission
Youth (17 and Under) $ 9.95
Adult (18 to 64 years of age) $ 12.95
Mature Adult (Over 65 years of age) $ 10.95

Combo Pass
(2 Mature Adults and up to 3 Youths)
(2 Adults and up to 2 Youths)
$ 37.00


Pass for 1 $ 35.00
Pass for 2 $ 75.00*
*Includes 1 complimentary brunch certificate

Pass for 4 $ 125.00*
*Includes 2 complimentary brunch certificates

Pass for 6 $ 160.00*
*Includes 3 complimentary brunch certificates

Pass for 12 $175.00 (Sunday Brunch not included)

Directions / getting there

Arriving From The North
Proceed south on Centre Street, turning left onto 9th Avenue. Parking is available directly behind the Tower on 10th Avenue, in the Tower Centre Parkade.

Arriving From The South
Proceed North on MacLeod Trail turning left onto 10th Avenue, cross 1st Street SE to gain entrance to the Tower Centre Parkade.

Arriving from the East
Proceed West on Memorial Drive onto 4th Avenue, turn left onto 1st Street SE, turning right onto 10th Avenue SW. The Tower Centre Parkade is located on the right-hand side of the road.

Arriving From The West
Drive east on Bow Trail, which will become 9th Avenue just outside of downtown. 9th Avenue runs parallel to the Calgary Tower. Parking is available in the Tower Centre Parkade, the entrance is shortly before the Tower entrance.

There is an independently operated parkade (Tower Centre Parkade) which allows easy access to the Calgary Tower and our neighbours. Entrance is gained off 10th Avenue to either the East or West Wing, or via 9th Avenue, this entrance is located just after the Fairmont Palliser Hotel.

The Calgary Tower is located in the heart of Downtown, and is serviced by many bus routes and is only a short walk from many C-Train stations. For Calgary Transit information please click here

The Calgary Tower is attached to the Plus 15 walkway system unique to the City of Calgary. This is a handy way to get around the downtown core in inclement weather. The Tower is in the Eastern section that connects such places as the Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Tower Centre, the Calgary Tower, the Calgary Marriott Hotel, the Glenbow Museum, the Telus Convention Centre, the Hyatt Regency Hotel, and the Epcor Centre For The Performing Arts.

Click here for a map of Calgary Tower

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