Canada Olympic Park
- 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW
- tel, info: 403 247 5452
- Olympic Hall of Fame admission $6, bobsleigh ride per ride $135, zip-line tickets $55, mountain biking hill ticket/lesson $22
- Olympic Hall of Fame 9am-5pm May-Sep, 10am-4pm Oct-Apr
Lonely Planet review for Canada Olympic Park
In 1988 the Winter Olympics came to Canada for the first time. Calgary played host and many of the events were contested at Canada Olympic Park. Located near the western edge of town along Hwy 1, you won't be able to miss the distinctive 70m and 90m ski jumps crowning the skyline. Check out the Olympic Hall of Fame and learn about some great Canadian athletes and the story of the Calgary games. If you are feeling more daring, you can go for a 60-second bobsleigh ride with a professional driver on a 120kmh Olympic course. It could be the most exhilarating and expensive minute of your life. Alternatively, you can take a trip along a zip-line from the top of the ski jump. In winter you can go for a ski, or strap on a snowboard and hit the sphincter-tightening super-pipe. Summer is for mountain biking, when you can ride the lift-serviced trails till your brakes wear out.