One of our first exploration trips took us into the heart of Calgary. We hadn’t planned anything specific–it was a see where the road takes us kind of thing, AKA we wanted to get out of the house. Back in Toronto, it was always fun to go Downtown, and while some of us are in full-blown comparison mode, this was the perfect day trip.
We’d been told that there isn’t much action in Downtown Calgary, and this proved to be true almost immediately. We found parking. On a Saturday.
I was a little disbelieving as we got out of the car. Maybe it was just a welcome-to-Calgary miracle. But no. There were some people about, sure. Not the masses you’d find in Toronto, but some. This has its perks, don’t get me wrong. For one, we weren’t shoved and didn’t have to huddle. We also didn’t have to queue to enter the Calgary Tower.
Now, the Calgary Tower isn’t as tall as the CN Tower–in fact, some of the other buildings that share Calgary’s skyline are actually taller than the Calgary Tower. I’d still recommend checking out the tower if you’re visiting Calgary, as it’s a great way to see the lay of the land, glimpse the mountains, and generally marvel at what people can accomplish.
Until next time.