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Sports & Recreational Facilities Attractions & Entertainment

Sports facilities built for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary are central to the ongoing training of Canadian teams and Olympic hopefuls. Enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, places like the Canmore Nordic Centre (cross-country skiing and biathlon), Canada Olympic Park (ski jumping, ski school, hockey and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame), and the Olympic Oval (speed skating and still the fastest ice on the planet) are continually improved upon and rank as some of the best facilities in the western world. Every city, town and rural community has sports and recreational facilities for all activities, ages and abilities. Fitness is top of mind in Alberta.
Night sky Canada Olympic Park Calgary
Winter Sport Institute at Canada Olympic Park

Landmarks & Buildings to See


Edmonton, Alberta
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Gather your crew together and get ready to ride. After a safety demo, climb into one of the finest high-tech electric propulsion ProKarts in the world. Enjoy the friendly competition of family, friends, and co-workers who’ll share the course. Each race is 14 laps and your ProKart can reach speeds of up to 70 km per hour (43 mi per hour). Between races, enjoy air hockey, pool, foosball, pinball and basketball games to keep your skills sharp. Drivers over 12 years of age who meet height requirements are cleared to race.

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Via Ferrata

Banff, Alberta
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In Banff National Park, a unique climbing experience awaits on Mount Norquay’s Via Ferrata. Italian for Iron Road, it takes hiking to a new level. Ride up to the site on an open chairlift and watch for wildlife. Experienced guides at the top will provide a safety orientation and all the gear you need. Using an anchoring system of cables and ladders, you’ll conquer the pitches and cross a suspension bridge to be literally on top of the world. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

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Spruce Meadows

Calgary, Alberta
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Spruce Meadows, in south Calgary, hosts a series of world-class show jumping tournaments throughout the year, including the National in June, Pan American in July and Masters in September. The picturesque equestrian and event centre also features beautiful gardens with an outdoor children’s playground and offers affordable family fun year round.

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Holiday Packages

Rockies Winter Rail Holiday

With the stunning views of the Summer in the Canadian Rockies, there is a lot to be said in the Winter months. Sit back and enjoy the magical white mountain tops and the stunning evergreen forests!

Offered By: Canadian Affair

Expires: 2017-09-16
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Canadian Finals Rodeo

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-11-08 To 2017-11-12 MST

All you have is five days to take in all the action at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Saddle bronco riders have even less: eight seconds to keep their grip on a high-bucking horse.

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