Guided tour

Calgary Downtown: 2-Hour Introductory Walking Tour

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48 reviews

Activity provider: CalgaryWalks & Bus Tours
Guided tour

Calgary Downtown: 2-Hour Introductory Walking Tour

Activity provider: CalgaryWalks & Bus Tours

From US$ 21.40 per person

Embark on a 2-hour walking tour of Calgary's Downtown. Hear the stories and history that make Calgary an exciting cosmopolitan city. Explore the 15+ elevated walkways that add to the city's unique character.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy the public art seen throughout the city
  • Learn the history of Calgary and western culture
  • Explore the historic buildings and hear their survival stories
  • View the stunning architecture of the new public library
  • Enjoy the tour in any weather conditions; Calgary's elevated walkways will keep you warm and dry
Full description
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.
  • Local guide
  • All taxes and fees
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point a minimum of 10 minutes prior to the tour start time. Meet at the Municipal Plaza by the horse statue: 800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2P 2M5, Canada. If the weather is bad, meet inside the Municipal Building's front doors. On weekends, in bad weather, meet by the lion at the Municipal Building's main doors.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Thermal clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • Gratuities are not included
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4.8 /5

based on 48 reviews

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We really enjoyed the Calgary waking tour with Mikaela! We saw and learned so much which deepened our experience in the city. In particular we loved the public art and the stories behind the sites we visited. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Highly recommended activity!

March 26, 2023

The 2 hr walking tour with Mikaela was very good. She's knowledgeable, a local, loves Calgary and gladly shared her knowledge in a fun an interesting way. Recommend this tour to all who want to experience the jist of Calgary in a relatively short period of time.

March 26, 2023

Being my first time in Calgary, I found the walking tour interesting and full of interesting fact to learn about the history and development of the city of Calgary. We had wonderful weather on the walk. The atmosphere during this time of the Stampede, is great!

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 295970