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Downtown North

An origin story: Part 1A

Meet us at the famous Calgary Tower, and get ready to make your Fitbit happy as we tour around to many of the most famous sites in Calgary. Downtown North is a 3 hour journey into the people and cultures who make Calgary what it is today. We will discuss incredible successes and malicious failures, on a tour like no other. 

Downtown North and Downtown South are Part 1A and 1B of the "Origin Story". Be sure to check out Part 2, Historic Stephen Avenue daily at 2pm, and Wednesday evening at 8pm. 



Calgary Tower, Glenbow Museum, Arts Common, StudioBell, Fort Calgary, Bow River, Chinese Cultural Centre, and more.


Eric Harvie, Max Bell, Peter Prince, North-West Mounted Police, Residential Schools, Chinese and the CPR, LGBTQ History, Oil History, and more


We will cover 6kms on this walk, so wear comfortable shoes! Dress appropriately for the weather. Bring sunscreen or an umbrella if necessary, water, and a snack.

We will have a break in the middle, which you can go to the washroom, grab some food and a drink, and relax.

Each tour is comprised of different people, as such we cannot guarantee the length of the tour. Some groups ask more questions, some groups walk at slower paces, and some groups take longer at break to return. Therefore, some tours go longer than 3 hours, and some are shorter.

Reserve your spot now!

Reservations are not necessary, but they are advised. Walk-ups are welcome, but please know the guide only shows up if there are 2 people reserved within 12 hours of the tour. Our guides' time is valuable so please understand they cannot come on demand. Reservations also allow us to put on more guides if the demand requires it so we can keep tour group sizes smaller.


Calgary Tower Gift Shop - 101 9th Ave SW


Calgary Tower - 101 9th Ave SW


Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat @ 10am

Tours will only commence if there are 2 reservations 12 hours before the official start time

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