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Calgary: 3-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. 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.

Calgary Downtown: 2-Hour Introductory Walking Tour

2. Calgary Downtown: 2-Hour Introductory Walking Tour

Calgary is a blend of a brash frontier town and a lively metropolis. Explore the downtown with a tour guide who will introduce you to this dynamic city. Enjoy the public art and historical buildings along the route. Begin at Municipal Plaza and learn about the origins of Calgary. Continue on to see the newly-revitalized East Village buildings. Pass by more public art and many historic buildings. Travel along the most extensive pathway system in North America and into Chinatown. Work your way back towards the historic Stephen Avenue where your tour will end.

Downtown Calgary: Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

3. Downtown Calgary: Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

As you explore downtown Calgary, listening to the guided tour on your smartphone, you'll learn about Calgary's dynamic history, from its robust arts community to the economic powerhouses to the wild west beginnings of the city. This looped tour begins and ends at the imposing Calgary City Hall buildings and is 4 kilometers long. It will take about 2 hours to complete, but you can explore for as long as you like! There's always plenty to see in this bustling city, whatever the weather. Some highlights of the tour include the Arts Commons, historic Stephen Avenue, The Palace Theatre, the Calgary Public Building, the Devonian Gardens, and The Grand. Explore some of Calgary's diverse public art installations, admire the distinctive Fairmont Palliser Hotel, learn about the historical significance behind the Famous Five and Family of Man sculptures, and crane your head back to take in the Bow skyscraper. A live GPS map shows where you currently are and where to go next, so you won't get lost. As you get close to the next destination, the tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a fun location-based trivia game. After the commentary plays, check out the trivia questions on your device and tap your guess at the answer. Enjoy a professional tour guide experience at your leisure, without the crowded tour groups and tight schedules. You can access the tour anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop and start the tour anywhere along the route if you want to explore something nearby, and get back to the trail whenever you want.

Calgary: Discover Calgary Smartphone Audio Walking Tours

4. Calgary: Discover Calgary Smartphone Audio Walking Tours

As you explore Downtown Calgary, with three unique tours, you'll learn about Calgary's dynamic history, from its robust arts community to the economic powerhouses to the wild west beginnings of the city. Enjoy a professional tour guide experience at your leisure, without the crowded tour groups and tight schedules. You can access the tours anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop and start the tour anywhere along the route to explore and get back to the trail whenever you want. A live GPS map shows where you currently are and where to go next, so you won't get lost. As you get close to the next destination, the tour guide commentary will automatically play. Explore the Downtown Calgary Sightseeing Tour, a looped tour beginning and ending at the imposing Calgary City Hall buildings. Some highlights of the tour include the historic Stephen Avenue, the Palace Theater, Calgary Public Building and The Grand. Explore some of Calgary's diverse public art installations, admire the distinctive Fairmont Palliser Hotel, learn about the historical significance behind the Famous Five and Family of Man sculptures, and crane your head back to take in the Bow skyscraper. The Beltline District Tour begins at the Central Memorial Park with audio tour guide Charles. Enjoy having historical buildings, statues, monuments, artwork, urban parks, and more pointed out to you. Stroll through this picturesque neighbourhood and listen to its stories. See how it represents the transition between past, present, and future with statues and monuments like the Boer War Monument, Cenotaph and the Chinook Arc. Learn about the historic residences in the Beltline’s past with a visit to the Lorraine Block, Hester and Findlay Apartments, and the McHugh House. Hear the interesting stories behind St. Mary’s Cathedral, Rouleauville Square and Firehall #2. Hear how the location of the Stampede Park and Grounds came to its location, the Stampede Corral and the home of the NHL Calgary Flames. End your tour with a visit to the Calgary Stampede Grounds where you can learn all about this historic annual event. On the Bow River Trail explore the highlights around Calgary's stunning Bow River. Find out about the city's history and admire its sights. Hear information and interesting facts about contemporary Calgary, Eau Claire Market, the Turkish Festival, and the Calgary Zoo with its new zoo bridge. Discover the mission of the Chevron Learning Pathway and the Ripple. Learn about Calgary’s impressive history as you pass by the Mewata Armories, Prince’s Island Park, Fort Calgary, and two famous houses reputed to be haunted. Discover the Avatamsaka Monastery, the Peace Bridge, and Sien Lok Park. Take a break and admire the Center Street Lions, and check out the views from Rotary Park and the Mount Pleasant Viewpoint. The tours also come with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. See your score as you go!

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What people are saying about Calgary

Taking the sightseeing bus tour of Calgary was a great way to check out the city. It was very informative and we were able to make a few stops to enjoy the views and hear more about the city. We especially enjoyed the stop at Heritage Park and getting some ice cream!

Judy was nice, knowledgeable and professional. I enjoyed exploring the city with her and wish I had more time to explore more. Thank you for the amazing experience!

Having just one day to see Calgary before beginning our escorted tour of Alberta, it was a perfect way to see the highlights of the city.

Our guide, Adelaide, was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the city.

Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable. Great personality.