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Olympic Plaza, Calgary

(3.8/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
The Olympic Plaza is an urban park and gathering place in downtown. It was created as the venue for the medal ceremonies at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.
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  • The Olympic Plaza is located in the center of downtown Calgary and is the site where the medals were presented in the 1988 Winter Olympics. In the winter, you can ice skate and in the summer take a pi...  more »
  • Calgary is a winter city, but that doesn't stop people from enjoying a great place. With its ice-making machinery, Olympic Plaza has the longest outdoor skating season in Calgary. On warmer days, peop...  more »
  • This plaza, in the downtown, is very beautiful. It was built for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, but has its own identity now. We went in the winter, and my daughters spend a nice time skiing in the pl...  more »
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  • Went to the "Arabic" festival to check it out. The fountain had water in it, music was playing on the stage, but couldn't enjoy the show because it was too far to appreciate. Turn the fountain off, drain the water, and let the people (not high or drunk) dance and enjoy the festivities! Oh, and more vendors! 4 vendors isn't sufficient for attractions. You need more to draw in more people!
  • Olympic plaza is very beautiful. Come here in the winter to skate on high quality ice. Even if the weather is just above zero. Come here in the summer to splash in the water or see a free festival. The park can be very empty with little life at times though. Better programing and major site layout changes need to be cosidered so that life and activity in the plaza increases and larger events like xfest can be hosted here.
  • Love the splash park, always neat entertainment. HATE the fact that there are homeless people sleeping EVERYWHERE down there. My little daughter needs to be changed into a swim diaper and I refuse to do it without someone holding up her towel around the stroller as there's nowhere accessible to do it. And waaay too many drunk/belligerent/weird men. Hate getting mooched off for money, hate when they want to have drunk conversations with me. Beautiful area, ruined by a lack of any sense of security.
  • An excellent public square across from city hall. Yes there might be some "homeless people" around, but everyone generally keeps to themselves. (A simple "Sorry, no" to a "spare change?" request usually suffices)
  • My favourite public spot in town. Pretty cool year round - ice-skating on winter time or just sitting and relaxing on summer, maybe some music going on... Definitely a must see block in Calgary, close to City Hall, Teatro and Epcor Centre at the door to Stephen Ave.