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Address: 7th Ave. SE and Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1J9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-268-2300
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It is fun to go down and spent time watching the skaters at this time of year. There is plenty of space to sit and relax.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is fun to go down and spent time watching the skaters at this time of year. There is plenty of space to sit and relax.

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Thank grassislander
Calgary, Canada
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278 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too bad, but any time I pass this area it appears to be a place to avoid. This Central Park could be lovely for a walk, but I have always walked around it.

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Thank Malone2
Brazil
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a beautiful plaza built for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. Located downtown, you can see workers relaxing there during lunch time or by the end of the day. It has nice feminist sculptures. If you are walking on Stephen Ave, it is worth passing by.

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Thank MarinaMR
Calgary
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Olympic Plaza has much historical background, but it's also a great starting spot for a walking tour. To the East is City Hall, with outdoor sculptures and acess to the seat of Municipal Gov't. The police musueum is in this bulding as well. To the West is Stephen Avenue walking mall, which is used by many walking tours that highlight... More 

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Thank Aviso
Wellington, New Zealand
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143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We came across the plaza while strolling around Calgary on a warm Saturday afternoon. The plants, sculpture and water features provided a very pleasant break from the surrounding high rise buildings. We even saw wedding photos being taken. We enjoyed this end of 8th Ave, with the Civic buildings etc. Visited the area a couple of times during our stay... More 

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Thank John S
Calgary, Canada
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174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

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 wonderful spot to just sit and have lunch, stroll, or people watch. In the summer, there's the reflecting pond and fountains, softening the noise... More 

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Thank BenLar137
Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

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.

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Thank ChantellePinder
California
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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 their luck residents of Calgary and we were yelled at by one group as we passed and witnessed a drug deal in another group... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This small park, adjacent to the City Hall, is something of a haven in the centre of the city. We sat for awhile in the sunshine and enjoyed the fountains. The concrete steps around the pool are rather uneven so care must be taken when walking about.

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Thank mjc404
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a nice little open space in the middle of the busy city. I visited reasonably early in the morning and it seemed like some kind of set-up for an event or stall was going on. It was a bit of a damp September day when I visited but this is no doubt a good spot to chill out... More 

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