Getting our Olympics on in Calgary, Alberta


Lush and green, buildings and business – Calgary is a city of contrasts.

Set upon the Bow River, Calgary is great place for a weekend city holiday.

First, head to Canada Olympic Park on the city’s outskirts, where the 1988 Winter Olympics were held.

Not only is there a museum and Hall of Fame, but there are also physical activities you can do (depending on which time of year your visit).

The Park is definitley worth a visit – and it is so easy to get there via Calgary’s wonderful public transport systems.


Next up is a visit to Calgary Tower, where you’ll get epic views of the city and out as far as the snow-capped mountains.

For those who aren’t too scared of heights, there is a glass floor area to test your adrenaline.


Finish up your weekend with a walk by the Bow River and a visit to Prince’s Island Park.

It’s beautiful to be sitting in a picturesque park while staring across the river to the city’s high-rises.

It’s also a great spot for a romantic picnic or a chilled afternoon with friends.

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Where we stayed: HI Calgary City Centre

Where we went: Calgary Olympic Park, Calgary Tower, Bow River Riverwalk and Princes Island Park

Where we ate: Milestones

How we got around: Calgary Transit

Note: I am not partnered with any of the above mentioned companies, nor was I paid to mention them, it just turns out that when I organised this holiday I went with these. 

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