Calgary Celebrates Canada's Centennial
Calgary Tower 2014
The Husky Tower (now the Calgary Tower) was constructed as a joint venture between Marathon Realty and Husky Oil. The Tower was built to honour Canada’s centennial and was also intended to promote the downtown core as a part of a Calgary urban renewal program.
Construction of the 626 foot Tower commenced on February 19, 1967 and was completed in June 1968 at a total cost of $3.5 million dollars. The Tower officially opened to the public on June 30, 1968.
Opening Day Souvenir Cover
|Calgary, June 30, 1968
Embossed cachet |
Husky Tower Handstamp
Mail deposited at the top of the Tower received a souvenir handstamp.
July (August?) 28, 1968
|Calgary, February 6, 1970|
|POSTED FROM TOP OF HUSKY TOWER CALGARY, ALBERTA|
The Tower Inn
On November 1, 1971, the Husky Tower was officially renamed the Calgary Tower as a tribute to the citizens of Calgary.