27 May 2024 | News

For Immediate Release

Toonie Tours Celebrates Grand Opening of First Commercial Retail Location

Calgary, Alberta – May 24, 2024 – Toonie Tours, a premier tour company renowned for its immersive walking, biking, and e-scooter city highlight tours, is thrilled to announce the opening of its first commercial retail location at 151 8th Avenue SW. Located in the heart of Calgary on Stephen Avenue, this new storefront will serve as a central hub for travelers and locals alike, offering unparalleled access to booking services, tours and rentals, destination information, and exclusive merchandise.

Since 2018, Toonie Tours has captivated the curiosity of worldwide travelers and local explorers in Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria with locally guided tours that showcase the unique charm and hidden gems of these vibrant cities. The new retail location marks a significant milestone in our journey to enrich the visitor experience and deepen our connection with the communities we serve.

“We are incredibly excited to open our doors to the public and provide a physical space where guests can receive a warm welcome and begin their adventure with us,” said Nathan Murdoch, Co-Founder & Director of Toonie Tours. “Our new store will not only make it easier for customers to plan and book their tours, but it will also offer a space for us to engage more directly with our community, share stories, and celebrate the beauty of our cities. We are especially thrilled to bring new life to the historic Alberta Hotel building, which to our knowledge has been vacant for the last 14 years.”

The Toonie Tours retail location will feature:

  • Personalized Booking Services: Guests can conveniently book any of our tours, and those of our extensive partnership network across the country and abroad, with the assistance of knowledgeable staff.
  • Comprehensive Destination Information: Guests will find all the information they need to make the most of their trip.
  • Indoor Track: An innovative indoor track allows guests to try out equipment and practice riding scooters or bikes before heading out on the streets.
  • Artistic Showcase: Admire a stunning mural by local artist Elena Bushan, depicting the majestic Canadian wilderness, which brings a touch of nature‚Äôs beauty into our urban space.
  • Exclusive Merchandise: Visitors can browse a selection of unique Toonie Tours merchandise, including apparel, accessories, and souvenirs.
  • Interactive Displays: Learn more about our tours and the history of the cities through engaging displays and multimedia presentations.
  • Community Events: The store will host various community events, including meet-and-greets with tour guides, special themed tours, and local partnership events.

To celebrate the grand opening, Toonie Tours will be hosting an opening weekend event from May 31- June 2, featuring free mini-tours, exclusive discounts, refreshments and giveaways. We invite local media, businesses, and influencers to join us for our official mixer on June 1 from 1-4pm where they will have the opportunity to experience a mini-tour and meet the Toonie Tours team.

Join us as we embark on this exciting new chapter and continue to explore the rich tapestry of our beautiful cities. For more information about the grand opening event and to RSVP for a media preview or interview, please contact our press team at press@toonietours.ca or call (866) 643- 1847, ext 5.

About Toonie Tours

Toonie Tours is dedicated to providing unforgettable tour experiences that highlight the beauty, history, and culture of Canadian cities. Operating in Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria, we offer a variety of walking, biking, and scooter tours designed to cater to both international travelers and curious locals. Our knowledgeable guides and meticulously crafted tours ensure that every guest leaves with a deeper appreciation of the places we call home.


Nathan Murdoch
Co-Founder & Director, Toonie Tours
(866) 643-1847

Connect with us:

Website: www.toonietours.ca
Instagram: @ToonieTours
Facebook: ToonieTours
Twitter: @ToonieTours


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