Top-shelf Instagram Spots in Calgary :
These days most people have social media accounts, whether it’s Instagram or Facebook or something else entirely. If you’re like me, then you will likely post some of your travel and holiday photos on Instagram or Facebook. And if you’re not like me, then you’re likely planning on posting selfies on Instagram or Facebook at those exact same spots.
Before going somewhere new, it’s nice to know the best places to get those social media worth holiday photos or selfies. Some places, like Disney resorts, helpfully place giant stickers on the ground marking those special spots so you get those social media worth pics.
If you’re in Calgary and you want to hit some of those gnarly spots that will keep your Instagram followers happy like little puppies, then you need to check out the following top shelf Instagram spots.
Whether you’re standing on the ground looking up or standing on a glass floor looking down, the Calgary Tower is the best spot in town for getting that #InstaGreat shot. If you’re going up don’t forget to take this handy discount coupon and save yourself a little green.
Floor 54 of the Bow Tower
If you have connections in Calgary that can get you to the Bow Tower Skygarden then definitely take advantage. The view is outstanding. From the Bow, the Calgary Tower looks like a little kid in little kid pants.
The Peace Bridge was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava for cyclists and pedestrians. The pricey footbridge stirred up a little controversy from local tax payers when it was built but has since become a big time tourist attraction and a must visit photography location.
Perhaps Calgary’s most popular and prestigious public art installation, Jaume Plensa’s Wonderland has been attracting tourists and photographers alike for the last few years. This isn’t the kind of art you just look at! Nope, you can go right in and do a spin. But don’t climb this one or building security will quickly let you know their thoughts about that!
Located on 12th Ave and 9th St SW, Chinook Arc is an interactive sculpture with LED lighting that glows and changes colour and intensity. It even has sensors that respond to touch, so visitors can engage with the piece. This one is best visited when it’s a little darker out.
Rotary Park is located on the opposite side of the Bow River from downtown Calgary and east of the Centre Street Bridge. This spot is the ultimate view of downtown Calgary with the bridge providing those leading lines into the downtown with the Bow Tower on the left.
Photographs created using the incredible Olympus OM-D system.