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Calgary: Calgary Tower General Admission Ticket

1. Calgary: Calgary Tower General Admission Ticket

Climb to the top of the Calgary Tower with this admission ticket and admire the panorama. Located 191 meters above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in the city and is a must-see on any visitor's itinerary. On the Observation Deck, you'll experience a spectacular 360° view of the bustling city and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Stand on the amazing glass floor for an unparalleled birds-eye view of the city streets below and make sure to check out the exterior LED light show that runs nightly from dusk to midnight. The LED light shows are created to celebrate national holidays, cheer on local and national sports teams, support local festivals, and raise awareness for important causes. There are 132 lights in total, capable of producing more than 16.5 million colors and effects.

Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Half Day Tour

2. Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Half Day Tour

Visit the Canadian Rockies and be stunned by glistening glacial lakes. Depart from Calgary or Banff to Lake Louise and then gain access to Moraine Lake, which is now closed to public vehicles. Your tour begins in Calgary or Banff, depending on which pickup option you choose. Hop in your vehicle and relax on a road trip to Lake Louise. Step out and walk over to the lake for a better look and dip your fingers in the chilled water. Take a look around with your guide as they tell you about the attractions surrounding the lake. Lake Louise is a glacial lake within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is named after the Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, who was the Governor Be charmed by the neighboring chateau before making your way to Moraine Lake. As you pull into Moraine Lake, be impressed by the Rocky Mountains standing tall in the background. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and learn more about the national park from your guide. The waters of Moraine Lake seem like they have been poured straight from the heavens into the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The towering mountains encircle the deep blue surface of the lake in a formation so extraordinary, only Mother Nature could shape it. Piles of boulders have been seemingly dropped by the hands of giants, forming miniature mountains near the lakeshore. Let yourself be drawn to the trails that wind amongst the rocks and travel beyond to alpine meadows and sparkling lakes. After spending time at Moraine Lake, return to your original pickup point either in the afternoon or evening depending on your selection. Below is the designed tour schedule: Morning Tour Schedule: Banff (8:30am) -- Lake Louise visitor center (9:15am) -- Lake Louise Commercial parking lot (9:30am to 10:30am) -- Moraine Lake (11:00am to 12:00pm) -- Lake Louise visitor center (12:30pm) -- Banff (13:30pm) Afternoon Tour Schedule: Banff (14:00) -- Lake Louise visitor center (14:45) -- Lake Louise Commercial parking lot (15:00 to 16:00) -- Moraine Lake (16:30 to 17:30) -- Lake Louise visitor center (18:00) -- Banff (19:00) Please note: the schedule above is a general guide, bus can be delayed by bad road condition, traffic jam, unexpected events, bad weather, etc. We do our best to follow the schedule. Also, the guardians are required to provide the car seats or boosters if you have any infants or young kids based on the transportation regulation and this tour won't provide any car seats or boosters.

Calgary: Heritage Park Historical Village Admission Ticket

3. Calgary: Heritage Park Historical Village Admission Ticket

Complete your trip to Calgary with a visit to the Heritage Park. Spend an incredible day at Canada’s largest living history museum, and witness history come to life. Explore the historic buildings and antique machinery, ride authentic attractions, interact with costumed improvisational actors, learn about the history of Western Canada and have lots of fun. The park encompasses eight distinct areas that you can reach by train or by feet: • Town Centre • The Fairgrounds • The Settlement • Natural Resources Area • Heritage Crossing • Heritage Plaza • The Rail Yard • Agriculture Area Each area is full of exciting things to see and do, taking you back in time to the early days of Western Canada's history. Visit the exhibitions of Calgary's Electric Streetcar System, Standard Gauge Railway, Gasoline Alley Museum with an impressive vintage car collection, Hudson's Bay Company Fur Trading Fort and many others. Explore inside the historical homes and saloons, see a blacksmith in action, explore the origins of Alberta’s energy industry at Prospect Ridge – including the new STORYSEEKER exhibit. Visit the farm animals in the Ranch Area and find out how Veterinarians plied their trade at the turn of the century in the Vintage Veterinary Exhibit at the Nanton Livery Stable – also new for 2022. Don't forget to ride the antique midway rides, including the Ferris Wheel, Bowness Carousel, the Caterpillar and the Whip - the world's first thrilling attraction. Finish your day by riding the S.S. Moyie paddle-wheeler boat or take a horse-drawn wagon tour. Food and drinks are available in various locations throughout the park, along with several shopping opportunities to find the perfect souvenir.

Calgary: 3-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour

4. 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: 3.5-Hour Bus City Tour with Gasoline Alley Museum

5. Calgary: 3.5-Hour Bus City Tour with Gasoline Alley Museum

Begin at the base of the Calgary Tower and travel through downtown on your way to the Calgary Zoo and Telus Spark Science Center. Travel in a comfortable bus through the East Village to historic Inglewood. Listen to your guide as they share stories and facts about this cosmopolitan city. The first stop will be at Scotsman's Hill, where you'll get a panoramic view of the skyline. Proceed through the Beltline to the Lougheed House and then to Heritage Park. Take time to explore Gasoline Alley, a museum dedicated to historical gravitational gas pumps and antique vehicles. Continue to Canada Olympic Park to watch some sporting activities. Following your time there, head back toward Calgary Downtown. On the way, stop for one more amazing view of the city. Travel through Downtown Calgary where the tour will conclude at the base of the Calgary Tower, where it began.

Calgary Downtown: 2-Hour Introductory Walking Tour

6. 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.

Calgary: 3-hour City Highlights and Bow River Bike Tour

7. Calgary: 3-hour City Highlights and Bow River Bike Tour

Together we will ride like the locals do and discover all that Calgary has to offer. This bike tour will take you through the bike-friendly streets of Calgary, and into the amazing trails that spread throughout, most notably beside the crown jewel of city: the Bow River. With its widespread points of interest, the cycling tour is the transportation mode of choice! Your Bike Tour of Calgary starts and ends at Calgary's Sandman Signature Downtown Hotel. You may ask, can’t I just rent bikes and go for a cruise on my own? Absolutely (we provide that too), although there is nothing like connecting with what you’re riding by and sightseeing than with an expert local guide. We will share the stories and nuances of the city at large. Toonie Tours Calgary is excited to lead the way and connect you the past, present and future of Calgary. Don’t Limit Calgary to the Downtown Core There is so much more to see outside of the downtown core in Calgary. Come experience places like Fort Calgary, Inglewood, Prince’s Island Park, the Bow River, and so much more. Your local Toonie Tour guide will captivate your imagination with stories of Cowtown’s humble beginnings as a trading post, to its current status as “The Energy Capital.” While our most popular tour is the Free Walking Tour, the bike tour of Calgary is for those looking for that extra escape. A Fun, Active and Exciting Way to See the Sights The bike tour of Calgary is one of the most fun and exciting things you can do in Calgary. We will escape the busy city streets of Calgary’s downtown core and wind our way down the lazy Bow River. This tour is at a fun, comfortable pace, although it should be noted that previous biking experience is required. We’ll get into some beautiful parks that surround Calgary, allowing us great photo opportunities and that uplifting breathe of fresh air.

Banff: Beginner Canyoning Half-Day Tour

8. Banff: Beginner Canyoning Half-Day Tour

Looking to try Canyoning for the first time? Then this is the trip for you! Heart Creek Canyon is a ton of fun! The easy approach, ideal location to learn rappelling, and the amazing scenery all make this trip the perfect choice for your first canyoning experience. Heart Creek Canyon is also our closest trip to the townsites of Banff & Canmore. Upper Heart Canyon provides a perfect location to learn and develop your rope rappelling skills. Introductory short rappels allow you to ease into rappelling and increase in length as you progress down the canyon, finally culminating with an exciting 60ft+ wet waterfall rappel and slide (optional: it is possible to hike around the lower falls).

Calgary: 2-hour E-Scooter City Highlights Tour

9. Calgary: 2-hour E-Scooter City Highlights Tour

Enjoy an e-scooter tour of Calgary with a guide. Wind through top attractions including the National Music Centre, Central Library, Bow Tower, Wonderland Sculpture, and Centre Street Bridge. Stretch your legs and snap photos at picturesque spots, and hear engaging stories along the way. Start the tour by meeting your guide and other like-minded travelers. Get suited on a scooter and go through through the controls. Go to an open cement pad to safely learn how to use the e-Scooter and learn the best practices for starting, stopping, turning, and potentially bailing if necessary. Once you're ready, hop onto a designated pedestrian lane and zoom down to the Stephen Avenue Walk. Take in the old Sandstone buildings that gave this town the nickname "Sandstone City." Be amongst the bustling action of the downtown core on a pedestrian-only roadway. Shortly after, make it to the Beltline, a neighborhood filled with incredible street art. Admire the marvel of architecture, Lougheed House National & Provincial Historic Site. Learn why it's preserved by the federal and provincial governments. Next, carry on down 12th Avenue to visit special areas in East Village. Witness the incredible architecture of the Central Library and the National Music Centre of Canada. Then, head back onto some terrific parks that surround the highlight of the tour, Bow River. Head back west to the Bow Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the city and home to a bent wire sculpture by Jaume Plensa, Wonderland Sculpture. Observe this piece of art, in front of a landmark building, that has wowed audiences from around the world. Continue to see what kind of power your scooters have by climbing the Centre Street Bridge to soak in the city views. Make it to Crescent Heights Lookout Point for a photo opportunity with your guide as your photographer. Safely descend the giant hill to Prince's Island Park, an oasis within the city. Check out the nearby Peace Bridge which is a highlight of Calgary. Pose for some pictures while your guide explains what makes the bridge unique and how its architect came up with the design. Turn a corner and find yourself back where you started. After your guide runs through the highlights that you experienced, say goodbye to your new friends.

Transfer between Calgary International Airport and Banff

10. Transfer between Calgary International Airport and Banff

Travel in comfort and security between Calgary International Airport and Banff via shuttle transfer. Sit back and relax in a brand new bus with luxury seating, large viewing windows, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Admire the majestic Canadian Rockies as your experienced and professional driver escorts you from the airport to your hotel. Enjoy a professional and efficient transfer to take the hassle out of your commute.

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Couldn't have been happier with the service provided to and from Lake Louise. I received a personal text from the driver the night before the pick up. He explained our pick up time and location. He even sent a picture of the bus, so we would know what to look for. Both of the drivers showed up on time and the bus was clean and as warm as possible in -33 weather. It was a pleasure meeting both drivers. They were professional, courteous, friendly and they shared some great stories about themselves and the area. What a great experience that made our trip easy and relaxing.

Bus was on time to pick us up at the Calgary Airport, and we left on time. Bus was very comfortable, clean and offered free wifi. Driver, Mike, was courteous, very pleasant and the drive to Banff was smooth and the scenery was just jaw-dropping. Will definitely be using them again !

Amaan was my driver and tour guide. He was beyond fantastic! Amaan made sure to stop on various viewpoints and helped take photos for me. He was very knowledgeable and kind. Thank you for a magical day and memories I will treasure forever.

Our driver was so helpful and knowledgeable. We had a fabulous day, he knew just where best photos could be taken and we avoided the crowds and we went at our own pace. Thanks Manny.

The tour guide is well knowledgeable of the history of Calgary! Amazing experience!