You can get a great view of Calgary from the top of the Calgary Tower. There is a 360 degree view.
If you are planning for a really full day, you could do what we did -- plan a downtown day -- and visit the Glenbow Museum, the Devonian Gardens and the Calgary Tower all in one day (and do a bunch of shopping at the same time).
Cost in 2004 - $10.65 Cdn per adult, $7.50 Cdn for kids., $8.65 Cdn for seniors
for some reason i remember being really scared when i vistied this..i think it was because of the height! so if your afraid of heights dont go up here! even though the view is absolutely amazing!! i remember seeing a ride at the calgary stampede when i was up at the tower and was in awe! its really worth it!
Construction of the Tower commenced on February 19, 1967 and was completed in June 1968 (15 months) at a total cost of 3.5 million dollars.
The Calgary Tower elevates visitors 189 metres (626 feet) above downtown Calgary for a stunning view of the city and the Canadian Rockies.
This landmark dominates the downtown Calgary skyline. I did not go to the top though as it was rather expensive and it was not very clear that the view was going to be anything special
The views from the tower are wonderful. There is also a glass floor for those who can handle a view straight down, brrr.
Calgary Tower, the most identifiable landmark built in 1968. It was also the location of the Olympic Torch during the 1988 Winter Olympics.
From the top, a great view on the whole city...you can recognize all buildings ;-)
But the price is quite expensive...$ 11.95 + tax
the city of corporate highrises are catching up to the tower. The view is to take perspective of downtown business core .
The expressways and look west to the mountains