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Welcome to Calgary
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This is the second edition of the "Welcome to Calgary" GeoCache which was originally launched on Jan 1/2013.
This GeoCache was officially re-launched on Jan 27/2016 with a complementary ticket to the Calgary Tower Observation Deck for the FTF! Congrats to Shin Ginryu!
The GeoCache is accessible 9am-9pm daily - closed on Christmas Day only.
The Calgary Tower
The Tower was built to honour Canada’s centennial 1967 and was also intended to promote the downtown core as a part of a Calgary urban renewal program. Construction commenced on February 19, 1967 and was completed in June 1968 at a cost of $ 3.5 million. The Tower measures 190.8 meters or 626 feet to the top of the antenna and sits 1,226 meters or 4,023 feet above sea level. The cauldron was installed by helicopter on October 4, 1987 for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. The flame is visible up to 20km away. In June 2005 a glass floor was installed on the Observation Deck as a gift to the province of Alberta on its centennial. You would have to climb 802 stairs to reach the observation Deck and 762 stairs to reach SKY 360, the revolving restaurant.
The Calgary Tourist Information maintains a rack with visitor guides and some brochures in cooperation with the gift shop of the Calgary Tower. The visitor information however closed its doors in January 2016.
Note: This cache is on private property. It was placed with permission of the Calgary Tower.
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Last Updated: on 1/22/2018 5:55:27 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (1:55 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum