Calgary Olympic Park

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Calgary Olympic Park

Date of travel

July, 2016

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Family including children under 16

Reasons for trip

Calgary is famous for the being the venue for the winter Olympics of 1988, and most especially perhaps (given the recent film) for Eddie The Eagle! But what happens when it is all over, and most of all in summer when there is no snow?

The answer is that there are loads of activities to do there! You may not be ski jumping, but you can still ride the chair lift, even if it is only to enjoy the fantastic views of the city to the east and the Rockies to the west. There is zipline ride for the more daring, but also a 1.8km summer luge/toboggan run that is safe for children of 7 (like my nephew) and also for the over 60s! Mini-golf, mountain-biking and skateboarding are all available to the public, and for children there are summer activity camps with many different outdoor activities. My nephew goes to a weekly ice skating/ice hockey school – even in summer.

You can’t miss the park on the outskirts of the city, as the ski jump tower dominates the skyline, and as an attraction it is also not to be missed.


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