Amazing Things You Can Do at Calgary Tower

Amazing Things You Can Do at Calgary Tower

By Isabelle Morin

Towering at 626 feet, the Calgary Tower is a majestic sight and offers us a panoramic view of the city’s skyline. It is a definite must-see for any tourist or local. 

In this article, we listed some wonderful activities you can do while you’re visiting the Calgary Tower. 

1. See the light show. 

The tower actually has 132 LED lights and these light up for a show that runs daily, from 5 in the morning to sunrise and from dusk to midnight. These LED lights can produce more than 16.5 million colors and magical effects. 

These light shows are not just for the aesthetics, however: they actually pack a lot of meaning. 

They celebrate national holidays, raise awareness for causes, show support for festivals held in the city, and even support local and national sports teams in their games. 

2. Stand on the glass door. 

This is not for the faint of heart or those with a huge fear of heights! Calgary Tower has a fantastic glass door where you can see the ongoing traffic below at 9th Avenue SW and Centre Street. 

The glass door is made up of 5 panels and is thick enough to carry your weight. It’s absolutely safe. 

The tower also has a very firm foundation so you don’t need to fret at all. It is very safe to be up there. 

3. Eat at the revolving restaurant. 

Yes, you read that right. They have a revolving restaurant there at Calgary Tower called Sky 360 Restaurant and Lounge. 

It’s at 155 meters, so you’ll really get a bird’s eye view of the city, and it revolves once every 45 minutes at lunch time and once every hour at dinner. Now that’s something you don’t experience every day! 

 Still, if you don’t get a slot in this in-demand restaurant, don’t worry because Calgary has so many options for you. 

Whether you have cravings for burgers, seafood, steak, BBQ, or even pizza, Calgary has them all for you. They even have vegan options

There are also restaurants of almost every possible cuisine you can think of: Spanish, Indian, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Korean, and even Mexican. So you’ll never be out of options for the best meal after sightseeing at the Tower. 

4. Enjoy time with family and the view.

Of course, the best part is still spending time with the people you love while taking in the splendid view. After sightseeing, you can enjoy great conversations over coffee or tea to cap the perfect day. 


Here are some awesome things you can do while sightseeing at Calgary Tower. It’s definitely a must-visit with your family and friends. 

Are there still some things to do in Calgary Tower that we missed? Share your experience with us! 

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