Olympic Park in Whistler, BC

March 10, 2011/Jonathan Rundle/0 Comments

A visit to Olympic Park is a must-do if you’re visiting Whistler. Mainly, this is your Kodak moment with the Olympic rings.

Whitsler was always a great resort area, but with the arrival of the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, the area has gone up another notch. Many of the Olympic facilities are now open to you and me to experience. For instance, the Olympic Park has tobogganing, skiing, snowshoeing ski jumping and even biathlon facilities where you can shoot the rifle at targets – just as they do in the real Olympics.

The Whistler Sliding Centre is on my bucket list. Experience bobsleigh, luge and skeleton just like a real Olympian.

“For the most intrepid winter adventurist, launch yourself head-first down the fastest sliding track in the world. The Whistler Sliding Centre is the only place in Canada where public can experience the rush of skeleton. Participants take off from the Maple Leaf starting point, passing through six corners and clocking speeds up to 100 km/hr. You’ll get familiarized through a safety orientation and mock run before taking to your own sled and experiencing a rush like no other.”

Of course, you can just walk around and enjoy the sights and sounds of a lovely park, but where’s the fun in that?

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