Here's everything you can do at Calgary's Canada Olympic Park

Nov 15 2017, 3:20 am

Winter is here!

Or at least it seriously feels like it. Although the first official day of the Starks’ favourite season is not for another month or so, no one thought to remind Mother Nature before she covered Calgary in a snowy blanket.

Go figure.

With the snow comes opportunity, however, as Calgary’s own Canada Olympic Park has recently opened its ski hill for would-be riders.

While the slippery slope is a major draw for skiers and snowboarders, it isn’t the only activity offered by the hill that hosted the 1988 winter olympics.

Here’s a full list of what’s possible in a winter day at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park.

Skiing and snowboarding

  • What: What is probably the most visible draw of the park, the hill boasts two chairlifts, two halfpipes, a terrain park, and ample trails for beginners and more experienced riders alike.
  • Hours: Ranges between 9 am and 9 pm, depending on the days. Full schedule is available here.
  • Tickets: Online, Adult day ticket is $46, three hour pass is $36, and last two hours is $22. Youth, senior, family, season, and reload card discounts are available.

Acura Tube Park

  • What: Canada Olympic Park is home to the largest tube park in western Canada. It has 10 lanes, each spanning 200 m in length.
  • Hours: The tube park unfortunately doesn’t open until December 1, but will be available all the way until the end of March. Check a full schedule of hours here.
  • Tickets: Online, Adult two hour ticket is $28. Youth, senior, and family discounts are available.


  • What: Hit speeds over 100 km/h all under the guidance of an expert pilot. If you’ve ever wanted to feel forces up to 4 Gs, this is the bucket list item to check off.
  • Hours: Reservations must be made in advance by calling 403-247-54-52 or by emailing [email protected]
  • Tickets: Online, $169.99 per individual, or $149.99 each if buying for 12 or more.


  • What: It’s nothing but you, the luge, and the track. Make five turns in 40 seconds flat to get a feel for the fast-flying sport.
  • Hours: Reservations must be made in advance by calling 403-247-54-52 or by emailing [email protected]
  • Tickets: Online, $30 per individual for one ride, $50 for two rides, or $25 each if buying for 12 or more.

Public Skating

  • What: Take a few laps around the rink during Canada Olympic Park’s public skate days.
  • Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and occasionally Fridays, noon to 1 pm. Full schedule can be found here.
  • Tickets: Pay on arrival, $6 for adults. Youth, senior, and family discounts are available.
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