Calgary – 4th Jan

Calgary originally wasn’t on my list of places to visit whilst in the RV, however I’m pleased we did. It was a nice change from small towns and lots of snow. We did some last minute research and made our way to the Olympic Park in Calgary, with a drive into the city to go up the Calgary Tower.

The Olympic Park, also known as Winsport was a lot better than I expected. It has ski slopes, tubing, bobsleigh, ice skating and luging (whatever that is). It was a popular spot with many locals and tourists enjoying the winter activities. Cool Runnings was also filmed here, with the Jamaican’s bob sleigh on display.

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Photo opp – Jamaican’s bobsleigh from Cool Runnings

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Ski jumps – possibly unused/neglected

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Ski school

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Ski slopes at the Olympic Park

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Hoping to catch a bobsleigh

After a walk around the Olympic Park and viewing the ski jumps, possibly neglected ski jumps we drove into Calgary city centre. Parking a 30 foot RV in a city centre proved rather difficult but we got there in the end. We walked towards the Calgary Tower, got our tickets and up we went in the lift. It costs $18 per person.

The lift had a visual display of the views as you were going up the tower, like looking out of a window. You could see most of the city from the top and the Rockies in the distance. It was also bright blue skies and sunshine, perfect day for visibility. We took in the views, used the free wifi and then headed towards the lift. We stopped at the 360 restaurant on the way down, a level below the viewing platform. It is a revolving bar which takes 45 minutes from start to finish. We enjoyed the views with a hot drink, I ordered a mocha.

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I spy ice skating

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Calgary views

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Calgary views

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Calgary views

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Glass bottom platform

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Core Shopping Centre

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8 Ave SW

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Car park views

This was the furthest stop on our RV trip so after this we started heading back to Vancouver, obviously not in one drive. From Calgary weΒ stopped at Golden again as we loved the campground. It was by a train line and a frozen river. It also had good wifi, something we struggled to get on this trip.

Calgary, I’ll be back. Especially for the Calgary Stampede!

 

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One thought on “Calgary – 4th Jan

  1. We live close to Lake Placid, NY and they let you do the bobsled run there all year long ..best $75 for 43 seconds I ever spent. What a great rush and we only did half a mile I think. If you have the chance to do that I suggest you do.
    I am not sure i would have done the glassfloor tower.. that stuff creeps me out

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