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Downtown Calgary: Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

4.1 / 5

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Activity provider: Tripvia Tours

Downtown Calgary: Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Activity provider: Tripvia Tours

From US$ 5.18 per person

Take a stroll downtown Calgary and enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful historic city. You'll see the city’s artistic expressions and rich history mingling with the bustling businesses that drive Calgary’s economy.

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Valid 999 days
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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, 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.

Includes
  • Downloadable app for Android and Apple
  • Lifetime tour access
  • Fun trivia challenge
  • Hands-free audio (audio plays automatically)
  • Smartphone or tablet
  • Attraction tickets

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*** the tour is accessed via the Tripvia Tours mobile app, not the Get Your Guide app. Unique code to access the tour provided after booking (found by clicking on 'More Details' then 'Notes from Activity Provider' section in confirmation email).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Downloaded app

Know before you go

  • You will need WiFi or a good mobile signal to access and download the Tripvia Tours app (separate from Get Your Guide App)
  • No data or signal is required or used during the tour
  • Although you'll book for a specific day, the tour is available anytime after booking confirmation
  • The number of travelers you select when booking is the number of devices you can download the tour to
Customer reviews

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4.1 /5

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Was nice to go at our own pace.

September 24, 2022

Tour itself was very good and we greatly enjoyed it. Very informative. However, it took us a while to figure out how to us it.

August 4, 2022

July 22, 2022

Product ID: 406287