A point of interest on the Discover Downtown Calgary GPS-guided audio walking tour.
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Take a look up, waaay up. At the top of the Calgary Tower, a viewing platform and revolving restaurant puts sightseers 191 metres high in one of the city’s landmark buildings! Until 1984, the tower was the tallest in the city. Though it no longer holds the title, there are still excellent views out over the city and beyond to the mountains! It is particularly beautiful at sunset or dusk!
In 1988, the tower’s giant torch bore witness to the spirit of the Olympics! The tower is open every day of the year, except Christmas, and gives visitors a spectacular 360° view of Calgary. The view isn’t the only thing you’ll find at the top though, there’s also a revolving restaurant and bar! The Calgary Tower was originally called the Husky Tower, and was built in 1967 at a cost of $3.5 million. It weighs approximately 10,884 tons, of which 60% is below ground!
The tower is also a founding member of the World Federation of Great Towers, an international association of great monuments that includes some of the most famous buildings in the world! If you have some time, I highly recommend a trip up to the top!
Each POI has a fun multiple choice trivia challenge you can test your skills on.
The trivia questions are separate from the commentary and completely optional.
The app keeps score for you so you can challenge your friends and family.