101 – 9th Avenue SE
Calgary Tower (view map) is Calgary’s most recognized landmark. Along with the Calgary Stampede it is the city’s most popular tourist attraction and is visited by over 500,000 people a year.
The Calgary Tower opened on June 30, 1968 and stands at 626 feet (191 meters) above the downtown core. As Calgary’s most identifiable landmark and one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, the Calgary Tower offers a 360° view of the city, the Rocky Mountains, and the prairies.
Originally named the Husky Tower, the Calgary Tower was constructed as a joint venture between Marathon Realty and Husky Oil. The Tower was built to honour Canada’s centennial and was also intended to revitalize the downtown core as a part of Calgary’s urban renewal program.
One unprecedented feature of construction was the continuous concrete pour using a revolutionary new slip-forming construction technique. Pouring began on May 15, 1967 and continued non-stop for 24 days. Additionally, though Calgary is not prone to extreme seismic activity, the Tower was constructed to withstand earthquakes as well as winds as high as 161 km/hr.
Aspen Properties acquired the Calgary Tower in 2006.
Please visit the Calgary Tower website at www.calgarytower.com.
|Rentable Area||16,007 square feet|
|Parking||1,398 above ground stalls at the Palliser Parkade|
Recent Renovations and Upcoming Upgrades
A glass floor installed in 2005 offers guests a birds-eye view of the city streets below. Public washroom renovations were completed September 2014.
In June 2014, the Calgary Tower introduced a multimedia guide to the Observation Deck experience. Available in four languages (English, French, Mandarin, and German), this handheld tour is provided to all ticketed guests. Guided by an interactive panorama, visitors learn the fascinating stories behind the buildings and neighbourhoods seen from the top of the Tower. Visitors can learn about buildings they see through engaging interviews, eyewitness accounts, and archival photos. First person storytelling characterizes the narrative and creates personal connections with the city and its history.
The Calgary Tower launched the addition of a new LED exterior lighting system in October 2014. The system allows the Tower to feature daily light shows from 5:00 a.m. to sunrise and from dusk to midnight. The lighting system is capable of both static and dynamic display, which facilitates the Tower to celebrate national holidays such as Canada Day and Remembrance Day in addition to the light shows.
- Sky 360 Restaurant
7,590 square feet
- Observation Deck
6,000 square feet
Katie Urness - Manager, Operations & Business Development
Dale Zawyrucha - General Manager
Cristina Moore - Property Accountant