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Calgary: Calgary Tower General Admission Ticket

1. Calgary: Calgary Tower General Admission Ticket

Climb to the top of the Calgary Tower with this admission ticket and admire the panorama. Located 191 meters above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in the city and is a must-see on any visitor's itinerary. On the Observation Deck, you'll experience a spectacular 360° view of the bustling city and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Stand on the amazing glass floor for an unparalleled birds-eye view of the city streets below and make sure to check out the exterior LED light show that runs nightly from dusk to midnight. The LED light shows are created to celebrate national holidays, cheer on local and national sports teams, support local festivals, and raise awareness for important causes. There are 132 lights in total, capable of producing more than 16.5 million colors and effects.

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Calgary: 3-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour

2. Calgary: 3-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour

Explore Calgary and its landmarks, from the Calgary Tower and Heritage Park to the famous WinSport's Canada Olympic Park. Travel through the city while discovering how the Calgary Stampede, the 1988 Winter Olympics, and the railway helped to create this cosmopolitan city. Discover city sights such as Calgary City Hall, Olympic Plaza, Telus Spark, Calgary Zoo, East Village, Studio Bell, Stampede Park, Lougheed House Shopping Areas, Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada Olympic Park, Crescent Hill Peace Bridge, Downtown Calgary, Chinatown and Calgary Tower. This tour includes 3 brief stops, allowing for photo opportunities and additional commodity of the sights. At the end of the tour, you will be retuned to the base of the Calgary Tower.

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Calgary: 3.5-Hour Bus City Tour with Gasoline Alley Museum

3. Calgary: 3.5-Hour Bus City Tour with Gasoline Alley Museum

Begin at the base of the Calgary Tower and travel through downtown on your way to the Calgary Zoo and Telus Spark Science Center. Travel in a comfortable bus through the East Village to historic Inglewood. Listen to your guide as they share stories and facts about this cosmopolitan city. The first stop will be at Scotsman's Hill, where you'll get a panoramic view of the skyline. Proceed through the Beltline to the Lougheed House and then to Heritage Park. Take time to explore Gasoline Alley, a museum dedicated to historical gravitational gas pumps and antique vehicles. Continue to Canada Olympic Park to watch some sporting activities. Following your time there, head back toward Calgary Downtown. On the way, stop for one more amazing view of the city. Travel through Downtown Calgary where the tour will conclude at the base of the Calgary Tower, where it began.

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Calgary Bow River Valley: 1-hour Beginner Segway Tour

4. Calgary Bow River Valley: 1-hour Beginner Segway Tour

Begin the activity with a short training on how to operate the Segway. Once training is complete, your tour guide will lead you along the bow river valley pathways, pointing out the attractions that make the city memorable and unique. After crossing the George C King Bridge, head to St. Patrick's Island Park. Ride past the Calgary Zoo before crossing the 12th Street Bridge. You will also see Fort Calgary- Calgary's first building. Finally you will hit the East Village, a leafy urban neighborhood in downtown Calgary perfect for cyclists and pedestrians. In this area you will find a range of shops and restaurants, which you can explore after the tour has finished.

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Calgary to Lake Louise: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

5. Calgary to Lake Louise: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Follow your audio tour guide along the Trans-Canada Highway 1, one of the most exciting drives in Alberta. Start anywhere along the route between Calgary and Lake Louise. Starting points also include Sunshine Ski Resort & Nakiska. The tour experience is the same in any direction. Learn about the discovery of the Banff Hot Springs and admire the beauty of Banff National Park. Hear about Kananaskis Country and other sights at your own pace. With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Entertaining audio clips will play automatically as you drive using a live GPS map, and no data is used during the tour. Enjoy a fun audio tour with information and trivia to keep the whole family laughing and engaged along the way. Each point of interest along the way has a multiple-choice trivia question about the sights. Keep score and learn plenty of interesting facts along the route.

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Calgary: Bow River Self-Guided Rafting Trip

6. Calgary: Bow River Self-Guided Rafting Trip

Choose the perfect raft for your group and find it ready for you at the meeting point. Float down the class I section of the Bow River, a relatively flat and calm part of the river. Use the current and flow of the river to guide you, and paddle at your leisure. The beautiful clear water of the Bow River originates from the Rocky Mountains glaciers. Take advantage of the clean water with a cooling swim in the river if you so desire. The easy rapids of the river mean you and your group can take over the “guide’s paddle”. Guide yourselves, call commands, and steer the raft as a team. The river will give you feedback on how you’re paddling, and it’s a chance to finish the day in exhilarating fashion. Once you reach the end of the rafting trip, simply hand over the equipment to the crew at the finishing point at St Patrick’s Island.

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Calgary: 2 Hour Stampede Park Art & Wild West Tour

7. Calgary: 2 Hour Stampede Park Art & Wild West Tour

View the public art located in Stampede Park as your tour guide weaves the story of Western Canada, the First Nations, and the origins of the Calgary Stampede. Art pieces include bronze monuments, murals, and other mediums. Hear the struggle and persistence of Guy Weadick, the founder of the Calgary Stampede and what has made it the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Learn why rodeos were started and how the First Nations became involved in the Calgary Stampede. Gain an understanding of what the future holds for Stampede Park. Begin under the Tipi art instillation; listen to the history of the First Nations and origins of the tipi. Walk the Park and discover why the Northwest Mounted Police arrived in Calgary and what their role was in acquiring land to build a railway in the area. View the settlers bronze monument and hear how they opened up Western Canada for all settlers. Stand immersed in rodeo history as you view where the excitement of the outdoor rodeo takes place. Learn how building a railway affected the First Nations and their culture. View the murals and hear the story of how the Calgary Stampede began…. and almost didn’t. Immerse yourself in the Western Culture as you interact with a life-size monument of 15 horses (pictures are a must). End the tour with an understanding of the future vision of Stampede Park.

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From Calgary: 1-Day Waterton Lakes National Park Tour

8. From Calgary: 1-Day Waterton Lakes National Park Tour

Wind along lakeside roads that weave around craggy peaks. See the saturated strata in colorful canyons and get up-close looks at herds of bison in open grasslands. Dive into the rugged landscapes around Waterton Lakes National Park on this full-day excursion. Your first stop is the Prince Wales Hotel. This establishment is a historic Canadian icon and the park’s most recognized landmark. Spend about 30-minutes at the Prince Wales Hotel. After you visit the Prince Wales Hotel, you’ll head to Waterton Town. Waterton Town is a small and vibrant town located on the lake. Explore the quaint town for about 60-minutes before heading to your next stop, Cameron Falls. Cameron Falls is a true highlight of the Waterton visit, with its clear cascading mountain water rushing over the Cambrian rock. Spend about 15-minutes in the mist that the waterfall produces before you visit Red Rock Canyon. Stop for about 30-minutes at Red Rock Canyon. Red Rock Canyon is known for its layers of red and green colored minerals that offer a bright contrast to the lush surroundings. Your last stop is Okotoks Big Rock. The Okotoks Big Rock is about 8km west of the town of Okotoks and was formed thousands of years ago when it dislodged from a glacier. Return to Calgary at around 7:30 PM.

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From Calgary: Kootenay National Park Day Trip

9. From Calgary: Kootenay National Park Day Trip

Discover the unique contrasts of Kootenay National Park, from icy mountain rivers to steamy hot springs, on this day trip from Calgary. Meet your guide at the centrally-located meeting point and travel to Marble Canyon. Along the way, stop at the Great Divide which marks the border between Kootenay National Park and Banff National Park for a photo and some incredible views. Upon arrival at the canyon, take the self-guided trail which leads along this ice-caved canyon and through the remains of a forest destroyed by wildfires in 2003. Next, continue to the Kootenay Valley View Point. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Mitchell and Vermillion mountain ranges and the Kootenay River far below. Watch the river wind through the mountain forest following an ancient route to the great Columbia River. If you feel like relaxing after all that walking, enjoy a dip in the naturally heated, mineral-rich hot pool of Radium Hot Springs. Finally, follow a scenic trail through the open Douglas-fir forest along the edge of Sinclair Canyon. Enjoy views of the Columbia Valley and verdant Sinclair Canyon falls before returning to Calgary in the evening.

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Calgary: Self-Guided Kayak Tour on the Bow River

10. Calgary: Self-Guided Kayak Tour on the Bow River

Enjoy the calmest section of the beautiful Bow River on this 2-hour kayak trip. Marvel at the clear water on the river that originates from the Rocky Mountain glaciers.  Meet at your starting location by the river where a friendly staff member will wait for you with your kayak and all the gears.  Experience the Calgary cityscapes and natural sights on Bow River, take in the fresh air, and even hop in the water for a swim or a float down.  After 2-hour of fun on the calm sections and easy rapids of Bow River, you can self-guide yourself to the drop-off point, located down the river at St Patrick's Island by the Calgary Zoo.  A staff member will be waiting for you there to pick-up all the equipment from you that you don’t need to run around to return items. Choose between a single or a double-kayak to make the most of your adventure.

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What people are saying about Calgary

Excellent visit, very rewarding and very friendly. Small flat: it was not in French. For non-bilinguals or francophones it is difficult to understand when it is not in your mother tongue ... but we had been warned! Thank you and I will come back to Calgary again to do the guided tour a second time. BIG THANK YOU.

Heard about this tour on the radio. Went with my husband and my sister who was visiting from Ottawa. Matt was our tour guide. He was excellent. Gave good instructions which put us all around ease. Highly recommend this tour.

A visit to Calgary Tower is a must for all visitors of the city. The views are great, glass floor section was fun and their staff is super nice. I spent about 30 minutes there, it was definitely worth the money.

It was like a private tour, we were the only people. The driver and guide were very nice people. It was just a pity that a very strong wind was blowing, so we couldn't stand on land at a viewing post.

The guides were truly excellent. They were informative and gave a very detailed tour. Taking this tour will take you to all the major sites. Thrilled yo have taken this tour.