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Published: October 8th 2010
Going to the top of towers seemed to become a recurring theme of this holiday. The first was the Calgary Tower. Whilst this is only 190m high, we were advised by a recording in the lift that it was the “highest public viewing gallery in the world", but with a footnote adding “above sea level". At the top there was a section with a glass floor. This was clearly a late addition to the tower, most probably copying that of the CN Tower in Toronto.
Once you had paid for the tower you could go back as often as you like for 24 hours. We were hence able to go back there later, after we had been out for a meal in the evening (Joey's again - although we stayed awake this time) to see what the view looked like at night.
Prince’s Island was a nice place to go for a walk. This is close to the Riverside area and is accessible by bridge. The Riverside area was great to eating and shopping, and was further enhanced as there was some kind of festival going on - with lots of different take-away food stalls outside.
View of Downtown Calgary from the tower
went to the Glenbow Museum, which had a lot of exhibits and information about the first settlers in the area. There was also a fantastic activity room for the children with loads for them to do whilst they were there. They were able to design their own shoes and magnets, as well as making up some maps.
In a lot of ways, Calgary reminded us of Perth, although I’m not sure what the people in either city would think about that.
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