Canada Olympic Park#6 in Best Things To Do in Calgary
A tribute to the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, this massive sports complex is still used throughout the year as training grounds for young athletes. If you're in town for a taste of fresh powder, consider stopping here first for a quick how-to on riding the slopes; downhill and cross-country ski lessons are available for both kids and adults. You can also try your hand at other sporty pastimes like bobsleigh and the luge. If you're looking for a more relaxed outing, stop by the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum, which is home to the world's largest collection of artifacts from the competition's history, including costumes, photographs and the torch used to carry the flame from Greece.
Recent visitors agree the park is well worth a visit. According to one TripAdvisor user: "I have always wanted to go to the Olympics and this is the closest I have ever gotten. […] We took the tour of the Olympic museum. There was a really nice man there that did an excellent job explaining a lot of the great aspects of the museum."
Sitting northwest of the city along the Canada Olympic Road Southwest, the Canada Olympic Park welcomes sports fans Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Admission varies depending on the day you visit and which activities you'd like to try; a day pass to the skiing area costs between $41 and $48 CAD (roughly the same in U.S. dollars), while entry to the museum costs around $7 CAD. For more information, check out the park's website.
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