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Olympic Plaza, Calgary

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 140+ 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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  • This is one of Calgary's prime celebrations location, situated across the street from City Hall and Municipal Building, and in front of Arts Common. When not in use as a place to celebrate, it is a wo...  read more »
  • The Plaza had about 1 foot of water in its base making for a fun paddle pool. There were 8 water cannons shooting water into the centre of the Plaza. Was perfect for a hot day. 
  • This was a disappointing place for us. We love the Olympics and were excited to see the Plaza and learn more of it's history. Unfortunately, it's a gathering spot for some of the more unsavory/down on...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Now that the renovations are done it is rather nice to sit at Olympic Plaza. there is lots of shade and its nice to watch the birds play in the water. Bring a book! It is also in the perfect convenient location
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