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Calgary: Discover Calgary Smartphone Audio Walking Tours

Activity provider: Tripvia Tours

Calgary: Discover Calgary Smartphone Audio Walking Tours

Activity provider: Tripvia Tours

From US$ 13.81 per person

Listen to a tour guide through your smartphone as you explore exciting audio walking tours in Calgary. Choose from Downtown Calgary Sightseeing Tour, the Beltline District Tour & Bow River Trail Tour.

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Audio guide included
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the historical buildings like City Hall, the Fairmont Palliser, and the Grain Exchange.
  • Shop in the bespoke boutiques at the Arts Commons, Stephen Avenue, and Eighth Avenue Place.
  • Soak up nature in the botanical gardens at the Devonian Gardens.
  • Snap awesome selfies at the famous Family of Horses, the Conversation, Brotherhood of Mankind, and under the Galleria Tree sculptures.
  • Admire the architecture of the oddly shaped Burns Building, the Palace Theatre, the Alberta Hotel, and the Hudson's Block.
Full description
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!
Includes
  • Downloadable tour app for Android and Apple
  • Lifetime tour access
  • Trivia challenge
  • Hands-free audio
  • Device to use the app on
  • Headphones
  • Attraction tickets
  • Live guide

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Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • Although you will book for a specific date, you can use the tour at any date or time
  • Wi-Fi or a good mobile signal is required to access and download the app
  • The number of people you select for this tour is the number of devices you can download the tour to
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