Calgary City Centre refers to the most urban and dense area of Calgary. The area is best known as the location of the Downtown Commercial Core.
- 1 Calgary Tower, 101 9th Ave SW (corner of 9 Ave SW & Centre St), ☎+1 403-266-7171. Jun-Aug 9AM-10PM, Sept-May 9AM-9PM. The Calgary Tower may not be quite as impressive as the CN Tower in Toronto, but it still commands a great view over the city and the surroundings. On a clear day you can see the Rockies to the west. It features a revolving gourmet restaurant, a bar, and an observation deck. The tower is best approached from 9th Avenue, as the 10th Avenue side is dominated by railway tracks, parking lots, & parkades. $18/adult, $16/senior, $9/child.
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- 1 Saddledome. On the Stampede Grounds, Calgary’s largest hockey arena plays host to the Calgary Flames (ice hockey), the Calgary Hitmen (junior ice hockey), the Calgary Roughnecks (box lacrosse), and many concerts.
- 1 Stampede Grounds, 1410 Olympic Way SE (from the C-Train Rte 201, get off at either Victoria Park/Stampede Station (N end of Stampede grounds) or Erlton/Stampede Station (S end of Stampede grounds)). The site of Calgary’s world-famous exhibition and rodeo, the Calgary Stampede grounds are east of the Beltline in Victoria Park. Not only are the grounds the site of the excitement of every July’s Calgary Stampede, they also house a conference and exhibition centre (the BMO Centre) and a casino.