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Evan’s Adventures – The Calgary Tower

We love taking guests around Calgary.  Until recently, it hasn’t really involved Evan that much.  He would often go with us but he didn’t really get it or care.  These days, though, he loves it.  It’s a grand adbenture (that’s how he says adventure).  The more new and exciting adbentures, the better.  I thought it would be fun to chronicle a few of them here.

Our friends, Molly and Jon, were visiting from Austin.  They were only here from Friday until Sunday so it was an insanely quick trip.  We didn’t get to show them much of Calgary but we decided on a whim to take them to the Calgary tower.  We’ve shown the tower to Evan when we’ve passed by it but he didn’t really realize that you could go up in it.  He was very excited when we told him that not only COULD you go up in it but we were GOING to go up in it.  He promptly asked if we were going to climb up the outside…….no.

Before heading to the Tower, we took a detour by Regency Palace, which is our favorite dim sum restaurant, for some brunch.

Evan with Jello

After eating a ton of food, feeding the fish and playing with the laser lights, we were ready to head to the Tower.  Evan loves walking downtown and looking at all the buildings.  We passed by Stephen Avenue Mall & saw a crowd gathered.  Since you never know what might be going on, we decided to check it out.

Stephen Avenue Street Performer

Who knew that we would find a street performer with a rubber glove on his head. Weird, right? We decided to keep moving….

The Tower adbenture started on the elevator. Evan couldn’t believe how long it took & he liked looking at the numbers go up and up and up. When we got off the elevator, it only took him a minute to decide to go out on the glass observation deck (much to his Dad’s chagrin…he’s too scared to go on it.)

calgary tower view

We had a look around at all the Calgary sites including the new Bow building…

the Bow Building under construction

and the Calgary Stampede…..

The view of Stampede Park from the Calgary Tower

Then it was back down the elevator & past the cow with one ear. We had lots of chats about what may have become of his other ear. Evan started to interrogate passers by to determine if they may have been responsible for the crime so we decided we’d keep moving.

On the way home, Evan got a piggy back ride from Mommy…..the perfect end to a grand adbenture!

Me and Evan

Want to visit?

What: Calgary Tower – 101 – 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

When: September – June 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
July – August 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m

How Much?:
Adults (18-64) $14.75
Seniors (65+) $12.50
Youth (13-17) $10.50
Children (4-12) $6.50
Children (3 and under) Free
Family Pass (2 Adults/Seniors with 2 Youth/Children) $40.00
Annual Pass for 4 people $135.00

Coupons for the Calgary Tower and other Calgary attractions can be found here.


Tuesday 12th of July 2011

Looks like a great day! I have yet to take my kids to the Tower but I think they would love it too :) Thanks for the info.