- The Calgary Tower
- The Keg
History of the Calgary Tower
located at 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1J9
The Calgary Tower originally called the Husky Tower is a 190.8-meter (626 ft) free standing observation tower in Downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Originally called the Husky Tower, it was conceived as a joint venture between Marathon Realty Company Limited and Husky Oil as part of an urban renewal plan and to celebrate Canada’s centennial of 1967. The tower was built at a cost of $3,500,000 and weighs approximately 10,884 tonnes, of which 60% is below ground. It opened to the public on June 30, 1968 as the tallest structure in Calgary, and the tallest in Canada outside Toronto. It was renamed the Calgary Tower in 1971.
A natural gas-fired cauldron was constructed at the top of the tower by Canadian Western Natural Gas in October 1987 as a gift to celebrate the 1988 Winter Olympics. The torch, which consumes 850 cubic metres (30,000 cu ft) per hour, was first lit on February 13, 1988 when the Games opened, and burned 24 hours a day throughout. It continues to be re-ignited for various special events, including Canada Day Christmas celebrations, world events, as well as during the flames play off games.
A glass floor extension was constructed on the north side of the tower’s observation deck and opened on June 24, 2005. When standing on the glass, one can look straight down on 9th Avenue South and Centre Street.
An LED, multicolour exterior lighting system was added and was first tested on August 1, 2014. 12 lights were added to the crown and 24 to the exterior floor. Each light has been programmed to be able to create over 16.5 million combinations of colour and lighting effects. It has been used since October 8, 2014, becoming a more noticeable part of the city skyline at night.
night out planned
got a sitter
taking an UBER
Enjoying the moment and exploring the big 50th Anniversary for Calgary Tower, Sky 360 revolving restaurant. Here’s a recap of our evening and how we remember this amazing place.
atmosphere, tables, lighting and feeling, washrooms
Our rating of this establishment and our desire to return, apologizing to Wellingtons.
History of Wellingtons of Calgary
Located at 10325 Bonaventure Dr SE, Calgary, AB T2J
This restaurant boasts higher end, men in jackets ladies in nice cocktail dresses, they are famous for table side from scratch ceasar salad, the atmosphere is dim and quaint, the people murmur at their tables the service is impeccable.
20 years and more for Jeff
Celebrations of birthdays and anniversatireis for years
small glass room with the grill – same chef for likely 20 years possibly longer has been…
describe the atmosphere
cherry jubilee fire side tale service
famous for their Wellington
Beef Wellington is a preparation of fillet steak coated with pâté (often pâté de foie gras) and duxelles, which is then wrapped in puff pastry and baked. Served with seasonal veggies, and a starch with a side of gravy. Superb. They have amazing seafood dishes like neptune smothered in a delightful sauce with perfectly paired sides.
table side caesar salad is must when you go there, it’s fresh and wonderful!
Stadium Shopping Centre – 1923 Uxbridge Drive NW
Tricky parking due to construction at hospital
It was founded in 1971 in North Vancouver, British Columbia as The Keg ‘n Cleaver by George Tidball at one very small, downstairs location in an old industrial building in the Moodyville area of lower Lonsdale and today operates in all provinces (excluding Prince Edward Island) and five American states. The Keg is well known for buying up historic manors and turning them into restaurants. Examples of this are the Keg Mansion in Toronto, and the Keg Manor at the Maplelawn Estate in Ottawa. Also notable as heritage restorations are the Kegs in Kamloops, British Columbia, which was a CN Station and in New Westminster, British Columbia, which was formerly the city’s CPR station.