Top 5 Locations to Experience the Winter Olympic Sports in Canada

Canada is a big name when it comes to the Winter Olympics and now even more after being the third-best team in 2018. Being a country that always looks forward to these events, it is not a surprise that it has several locations from which one could experience a taste of the Winter Olympics. Some of these locations are listed below.

WinSport Canada Olympic Park

After the formation of the Canadian Olympic Development Association (CODA) in the 1950s, the organisation set out to bid for a chance to host the Olympics. This was a failed attempt for three consecutive trials in 1964, 1968 and 1972. However, in 1981 the CODA was given a chance to host the 1988 Games that took place in Paskapoo, making the park an Olympic Park.

Whistler Olympic Park

You will find this park in Callaghan Valley, only 30 minutes south from Whistler Village. This location hosted the 2010 cross-country skiing, ski jumping, biathlon and nordic events. Since then, the venue hosts several cross-country skiing tournaments.

Whistler Athletes’ Centre

After the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, the centre has hosted several visitors in town for skiing competitions. It has a 4000 square feet gym, 5000 square feet regeneration and gymnastics hall and 1300 square feet hub or community gym.

Olympic Oval

The University of Calgary is the home of the Olympic Oval and one of the reasons why the Winter Olympic games of 1988 took place in Calgary. With a lot of hard work from the university’s faculty, the 1988 games were a success leaving the oval with a permanent legacy.

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

This is the place that has all the knowledge on Canadian sports’ achievements plus the names of legends and icons. The hall of fame has 12 galleries and recreates several experiences of amazing sporting moments.