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“fun place”
Review of Olympic Plaza

Olympic Plaza
Calgary
Level 6 Contributor
371 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“fun place”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

whether summer or winter always nice to be down on the Plaza

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Downtown photostop”
Reviewed October 6, 2011

Not a bad place to take some photos of the city skyline, pool & fountain. The flowers were blooming in their hanging baskets that time of the year.

Visited August 2011
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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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“An impulse stop.”
Reviewed September 19, 2011

Earlier in the day, we had spotted the Olympic Plaza from the top of the Calgary Tower. We then decided to end our day with dinner at one of the establishments along the Stephen Avenue Mall, and it happened that we parked only about a block from the Olympic Plaza, so we wandered down there after dinner. This was the venue for the medal ceremonies during the 1988 Calgary Olympics, and it is now a pleasant urban park, preserving the medal stand, and centered on a large fountain pool, shallow enough for walking or frolicing - as your mood dictates. I found it's atmosphere to be somewhat reminiscent of NYC's Washington Square Park. Dogs are not allowed here, but it is an otherwise pleasant place to relax while planning your next stop in Calgary, or while enjoying a picnic lunch. It is apparently a popular place for ice skating, concerts, festivals and other gatherings.
At the west end of the park are Paterson’s larger-than-life bronze statues of the “Famous Five,” a group of women from Alberta who went to the Canadian Supreme Court in 1927, to get a ruling that women are people under the law, setting the precedent for future female leaders and politicians. Their efforts were also the basis for establishing Persons Day. This sculpture, alone, is worth stopping to see and admire.

Visited September 2011
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Calgary, Canada
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“Hanging out”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Great place all year round. During stampede it is a party all day. During the summer a wading pool and lunch entertainment sunshine and people watching. Winter skating with music and special events

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