By Starr Durrant
We have been very fortunate to have shared so many amazing experiences with our grandsons over the years that I was inspired to start a new blog category and highlight some of our favorite family attraction starting with The Calgary Skyline Luge in Canada Olympic Park. If your family is seeking thrills and action packed family fun then this is for you! We had a fantastic time last summer with our grand children and are looking forward to taking the boys again.
Your big and small kid alike will love the thrill of soaring down 1.8 kilometers of winding track, twisting and turning as it snakes back and forth on its long journey to the base of the world’s longest luge track and all while driving a super fun, gravity driven, wheeled cart.
This is a great activity for all ages and children under the age of 6 years or under the minimum height of 110cm can ride along with an adult. There is ample parking and a large comfortable lodge where you can get drinks and food. The prices start at $15.00 for one ride and up to $32.00 for 5 rides and there are also family packages available. Prices can change so it’s always a good idea to check the website for prices first. (See link at bottom of post) Visit site to per-purchase tickets online.
First, select a helmet and catch the chair lift up.
Don’t forget to take in the beautiful view!
When you arrive at the top, the friendly staff will direct you in regards to getting safely into your luge and how to operate it – when your training is complete you receive a stamp and you’re ready to go! The luge carts are gravity driven and have easy to operate brakes so you have control over the descent. I’m going to have to admit; there is no speed slow enough for me but I thoroughly enjoyed cheering on the gang!
Ready Set Go!
It’s a good long ride down before you reach the finish line.
Warning – Family members young and old will want to go again and again and again!
Thumbs Up To A Great Afternoon!
Grandpa and grand-kids give the Calgary Skyline Luge thumbs up for action packed fun and I give it a thumbs up for great staff, good value and best of memories. We can’t wait to go again!
My husband and I both spent our earlier childhood in Calgary and have fond memories of school trips and ski lessons to the then Paskapoo Ski Hill. What was once a small ski resort on the west outskirts of the city, opening in 1960 and starting with a homemade rope-tow and two ski runs; later became the Canada Olympic Park for the 1988 Olympics, hosting events such as bobsledding, luge and ski jumping. For those of you that know the story of Eddie the Eagle, this is where the magic (or madness?) happened. I’m glad to say while so much has changed over the years in all the best of ways – the tradition of creating family fun and fitness for all ages remains unchanged.
While you are visiting the Calgary Skyline Luge located in Canada Olympic Park (operated by Winsport) you can also take in the Mountain Biking activities including a bike rental shop. There are lifts and biking trails/courses for all skill levels.
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