Olympic Plaza Park

Olympic Plaza Park

Built in 1998 for the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Olympic Plaza Park was the site of the medal presentation ceremonies. Situated in downtown Calgary, at 228 8 Ave SE, the 1.2-hectare urban park is now the site for numerous concerts, festivals and special events throughout the year, including New Year's Eve and Family Day festivities. It is also a popular lunchtime destination for Calgary’s downtown business community.

The park features a refrigerated outdoor ice skating rink, a reflecting pond, a large seating area, a stage, public washrooms, a concession stand, waterfalls and a sculpture of the “Famous 5”.

Alberta’s “Famous 5” were human rights activists who fought for women’s equality in a ground breaking Supreme Court of Canada case. Led by Judge Emily Murphy, the group included Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise Crummy McKinney, and Irene Parlby.

The plaza is accessible by Calgary's C-Train system at the City Hall stops.

Olympic Plaza Park

228 8 Ave SE

Calgary, AB