Alberta – Downtown Calgary

Last week, I had the opportunity to tour Downtown Calgary while in Alberta for the week. I was being guided by Min, a student with the University of Calgary.

This is me standing across the river from the downtown, where some of Calgary’s beautiful tall buildings are visible.

One of our first stops was the Calgary Tower, which primarily sports an observation deck where you can see the whole city.

This is the elevator in the Calgary Tower which, as you can see, isn’t too inviting. I hesitated a bit before getting in, even asking an employee if she’s sure this thing is safe. The other elevator was out of order entirely. After entering, we got a bit nervous when it didn’t move right away. Thankfully, this crate operated as expected.

Believe it or not, the bulk of Calgary’s downtown is visible in this picture taken from the tower. Although it is quite large land-wise, Calgary’s area of sky scrapers is only a few blocks in size.

I am standing on the glass floor extension of the Calgary Tower. Although it’s hard to notice here, you can actually look through the floor to see the city below.

This pedestrian-only street provides many shops for those browsing in the downtown. I like how this photo turned out with nice colour throughout and tall buildings in the background.

In my next post, I will talk about my trip to Banff!

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