Trip Planner:   Canada  /  Alberta  /  Calgary  /  Sightseeing  /  The Bow (Skyscraper)

The Bow (Skyscraper), Calgary

(4.4/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
The Bow is a 158,000m2 office building for the headquarters of Encana Corporation and Cenovus Energy, in downtown Calgary, Alberta. The building is currently the tallest office tower in Calgary, and tallest in Canada outside Toronto. The Bow is also considered the start of redevelopment in Calgary's Downtown East Village. It was completed in 2012 and was ranked among the top 10 architectural projects of 2012 according to Azure Magazine.HistoryEarly project plansEncana Corporation, North America's second largest natural gas producer, announced plans for the high-rise in 2006. Early designs suggested that the project would consist of a complex of towers (perhaps two or more) over two blocks. The tallest of these towers could be 60 stories tall, which would make it taller than the current tallest tower in Western Canada, the Suncor Energy Centre (also in Calgary). Conflicting reports suggested that it would be one single tower around 70 stories tall and possibly over convert 1000 ft, making it the tallest building in Canada. Other sources suggested a two tower complex spanning the entire surface of two blocks, with a second tower of 40 to 50 stories connected at sixth stories level over 6th Avenue. Official statements declared that the tower will be 58 stories, or tall.The management company in charge of the project was Texas-based Matthews Southwest, with architectural services furnished by UK-based Foster + Partners & Zeidler Partnership Architects of Calgary.Announcement of the BowThe project filed for development permit application is called The Bow, for its crescent shape and the view of the Bow River. On October 12, 2006, Foster + Partners revealed the first designs for the new tower.
Before you head to Calgary, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Calgary tour planner, to make sure you see all that Calgary has to offer, including The Bow (Skyscraper).
Source
Create a full Calgary itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Calgary

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Calgary by other users

19 days in Calgary & Edmonton BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Calgary BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Calgary BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, outdoors, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Calgary BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Calgary BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Calgary BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Calgary & California BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Canada BY A USER FROM ITALY August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Palm Springs & Calgary BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The building is unique. If you are fortunate to know someone who works there you can be accompanied to the 52 floor for some incredible views of the city. The building also has full access to the +15 ...  more »
  • Modern,clean,great food court and easily accessible . Just steps away from the heart of the city ,you can take the train or walk there. Love the modern architecture and some of the fart food places th...  more »
  • Probably the most spectacular skyscraper in the city. Impressive view from below. The head of wire that are opposite is a good place to take photos. By the way, inside the building, where there is a Starbucks, never cease to take pictures
    View original
Google
  • SInce 2005 the name has changed to Q Haute cuisine, with Chef /owner Michele Aurigemma, creating beatiful flavors..