Tours & Activities in Calgary
Calgary Free Walking Tour
Discover Calgary, One Step at a Time
Calgary Free Walking Tour
This 3-hour Free Walking Tour of Calgary will connect you to the city through the eyes of a local guide.
Together we will walk through Calgary, learning about the city and the province, and how they fit into Canada. We will meet local legends and discover the many notable establishments along the way. The tour is filled with recommendations & tips to ensure you get the most out of your trip to the city!
Your Free Walking Tour of Calgary starts at the Calgary Tower and ends in the same location. Navigating alone through the downtown core of Calgary can be intimidating. Without a guide, you never know how many local hangouts and specialties you’re missing. That’s why Toonie Tours Calgary is excited to lead the way and connect you to the past, present, and future of the city.
From First Nation Settlement to Canadian Pacific Railway Headquarters
Your local Toonie Tours guide will make Calgary’s exciting history come alive. We will walk past iconic sites like Steven Avenue, the King Eddy, Central Library, and many more. You’ll learn about Calgary’s rich and impressive First Nations history and discover how the city grew and changed to become the urban metropolis it is today.
Canada’s Rodeo Town on the Prairies
Calgary is a popular destination as a gateway to the tremendous wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Your free city walking tour will advise you how best to enjoy Calgary and Canada with recommendations for food, entertainment, daytrips, nightlife, nature, and more. Must-do experiences can also be booked through your guide at a discount, and if you want to explore the depths of the area, you can spend more time with the Free Walking Tour ‘afterparty’ on our Street Art & Craft Beer Tour. Those who would like to experience a wider footprint of Calgary with the Free Walking Tour crew can hop on our Calgary City Bike Tour on the Bow, offering the best bikes in the city at the most affordable prices.
Free Tours in a Nutshell
The Free Tour is a tips-based tour that allows you to experience one Canada’s greatest value – freedom. Customers have the freedom to determine the price of the tour based on their experience and budget.
- Discover the railway’s impact on a Prairie town
- Visit Stephen Avenue
- Find the hidden skywalks that link the downtown
- Learn about the impact & development of the East Village
- Admire the architecture that has shaped the city
- Meet local Canadian Heroes
What Should I Bring?
- Cash or credit card to tip your guide ($25/person tells your guide you had an excellent experience)
- Comfortable walking shoes
- A water bottle
- Secured camera
- Appropriate clothing /umbrella for the always-changing weather
- Your sense of humor!
- Local English-speaking guide
- Passionately researched local history
- Recommendations for the best food, entertainment and nightlife
- Introductions & discounts on must-do experiences
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Toonie Tours promotes tours and experiences that are participated in on a strict volunteer basis. Neither Toonie Tours, our tour guides nor our tour and experience partners will be held responsible in any way for injuries to the body or property experienced during tours. Toonie Tours, our guides and partners reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.