Discover Downtown Calgary GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour
Listen to a tour guide through your smartphone as you explore downtown Calgary!
Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play!
You'll see & hear about the many historical buildings, statues, people, skyscrapers, sculptures & theatres that call downtown Calgary home.
Highlights from the 4km route include Calgary City Hall, Calgary Tower, Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Stephen Avenue, the Grand Theatre & more!
Don't just see downtown Calgary, hear what it has to say!
The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. See your score as you go!
Getting started is easy, just book the tour, download the app and go. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour too.
per adult from
45 to 90 minutes
What's included :
- Customer Service via Phone & Email
- Lifetime tour access on Tripvia Tours App for iPhone & Android
- Take as long as you like to complete the tour
- Download on WIFI before (no signal required or data used during tour)
What's excluded :
- Attraction tickets
- Headphones (optional - audio will play from device speaker too)
- Smartphone or tablet
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: City Hall, 716 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M3 Canada
It only makes sense that we start the tour at the heart of the city! We'll tell you about the incredible looking City Hall! Please note that although 'Pass by without stopping' will be check for all the points of interest, you can stop wherever you like, for as long as you like! The tour will be ready for you when your ready to continue.
Pass By: Family of Horses statue, 800 Macleod Trail SE Municipal Plaza at City Hall, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M3 Canada
We'll point out this unique sculpture and tell you about it's origin.
Pass By: Arts Commons, 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9 Canada
It's the size of a city block, so you don't really NEED us to point it out, but we will anyways! We'll also tell you about what's inside!
Pass By: Calgary Tower, 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J9 Canada
You'll definitely see this one too, but we'll tell you about why you may want to take a trip up!
Pass By: Hotel Fairmont Palliser, 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2M3, Canada
One of the most beautiful hotels you'll ever see! We'll tell you a bit about it's origin and ties to the creation of Calgary!
Pass By: Grain Exchange Building, 815 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1N3, Canada
You'll learn all about this historical building!
Pass By: Eighth Avenue Place, 525 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AL, 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1G1, Canada
We'll point out this incredible modern skyscraper and tell you a bit about it.
Pass By: 8 Avenue Southwest, 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P, Canada
We'll tell you about the origins of this popular street while you ogle at the high end retail stores and delicious smelling restaurants.
Pass By: The Galleria Trees, Downtown Commercial, Calgary, AB T2P 2Z2, Canada
While you stroll under the canopy of these metal trees, we'll tell about where they came from and what they mean.
Pass By: Canada Life Assurance Building, 301 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1C5 Canada
We'll point out this historical and eye-catching building.
Pass By: The Palace Theatre, 219 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B7 Canada
You'll learn all about this still operating theatre!
Pass By: Conversation Sculpture, 200 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B5 Canada
You might miss it at first glance, but we'll point out and tell you about the two stone figures chatting on the sidewalk.
Pass By: Alberta Hotel Building, 801 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B5, Canada
You'll hear about why this heritage building was once the place to be in Calgary!
Pass By: 8 Avenue Southeast & Centre Street South, 8 Ave SE & Centre St S, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6, Canada
Five historical buildings in one tour stop! We'll point out the Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, Merchants Bank Building, Tribune Block & Calgary's oldest flour milling factory!
Pass By: Hudson's Bay, 200 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B5, Canada
We'll point out Hudson's Block, home to the very first Hudson's Bay Department store in the city!
Pass By: Centre Street South & 8 Avenue Southwest, Centre St S & 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6, Canada
We'll point out another historical bank building, the Imperial Bank of Commerce as well as the Thomson Brothers Block.
Pass By: 1 Street Southeast & 8 Avenue Southeast, 1 St SE & 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K4, Canada
Rounding out our historical bank buildings is the impressive Toronto Dominion Bank Building. We'll throw in the Calgary Public Building for good measure!
Pass By: Famous Five Statues, 8 Ave SE Oylmpic Plaza, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K7 Canada
You'll see the 5 women honoured here and hear about how important they were to the women's rights movement.
Pass By: Olympic Plaza, 7th Ave. SE and Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1J9 Canada
As you stroll around Olympic Plaza, we'll tell you about a day when it was much more crowded.
Pass By: The Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, 604 1 St SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 5H8 Canada
We'll point out this small, but impressive church.
Pass By: Royal Canadian Legion Calgary, 116 7 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0H5 Canada
We'll show you both the Legion as well as the Grunwald Hotel and tell you about the importance they have on the City.
Pass By: Devonian Gardens, 317 7 Ave SW CORE Shopping Centre, Calgary, Alberta T6G 2E1 Canada
You'll see the massive greenhouse and learn about what's inside. You may even want to take a peek yourself!
Pass By: Knox United Church, 506 4 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1S7 Canada
Our second, slightly more impressive, historical church on the tour. They have a small cafe if you're thirsty, or tired, or both.
Pass By: The Grand, 608 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1M6, Canada
We'll point out the Grand Theatre and tell you about it's origins, as well as the historical Lougheed Block.
Pass By: 6 Avenue Southwest, 6 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, Canada
You'll see the impressive Telephone & Utilities buildings from the turn of the century!
Pass By: Odd Fellows Hall, 100 6 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2G 2C4, Canada
You'll hear a bit about the hall that's not odd at all!
Pass By: The Bow (Skyscraper), 500 Centre St SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A6 Canada
Arguably the most impressive skyscraper in Calgary! We'll tell you who's inside, and suggest you walk through a giant head.
Pass By: Fire Station No. 1, 450 1 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5E3, Canada
We'll point out the oddly angled fire hall and tell you why it was built that way.
Pass By: The Family of Man, 515-577 1 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2L9, Canada
The tour ends with some family time as you walk amongst the Family of Man Sculptures. We'll also tell you about the North-West Travelers Building as we tearfully say our goodbyes.
Departure Point :City Hall, Calgary, AB T2G 0J2, Canada
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/28/2020 - 2/20/2022
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Return Detail :1 Street Southeast & 5 Avenue Southeast, 1 St SE & 5 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2L9, Canada
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Stroller accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- This is a self-guided tour, so you'll use your own smartphone and headphones (if you choose to). Please abide by all provincial health requirements. Kindly note at the moment masks are mandatory in closed public spaces.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.