Construction of the Calgary Tower commenced in 1967 with the official opening on June 30, 1968.
It was originally named the Husky Tower but was renamed the Calgary Tower in honour of the residents of the city in 1971. It is located downtown on 9th Avenue at Centre Street and is accessible by public transit and the plus 15 system.
As you can see, some great photo ops are available once high inside the tower.
It was the tallest building in Calgary at that time with a height of 626 feet or 155 metres, some 4029 feet above Sea Level.
Today, The Bow Building is the tallest building in Calgary standing at 775 feet or 236 metres. The official grand opening of this building was June 2013.
In order, the other buildings that removed the title of tallest structure from the Tower are Suncor Energy Centre; Eighth Place I; Bankers Hall West and Bankers Hall East.
There are 762 stairs to reach the top of the building with an incredible viewing deck, glass floor and all.
There is a restaurant that slowly rotates while you enjoy your meal providing you with the most spectacular views of the city and beyond.
Beautiful River views can be enjoyed from most directions, however, while enjoying your time at the former tallest structure in Calgary, keep your eyes opened to spot the following.
To the north, Old City Hall, Chinatown, Olympic Plaza, Calgary Zoo, Telus Spark and the Calgary International Airport.
To the South, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary Stampede Grounds, Glenmore Reservoir, Heritage Park.
To the West, McMahon Stadium, Olympic Oval, Canada Olympic Park and breathtaking views of the mountains.
To the East, Fort Calgary and the Glenbow Museum.