Calgary Adrenaline Junkie

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If your idea of a good time is "anything that makes your heart race," then Calgary's a great place to be. There's a ton of places to ski, snowboard, mountain bike or rock climb in the mountains just west of here, but there's a lot to get your blood pumping inside the city, too.

At Canada Olympic Park (COP) (88 Canada Olympic Drive S.W) you can take a spin on the bobsleigh track (that's 60 seconds of g-forces you'll never forget). Like your speed on a different kind of sled? Try out the introduction to luge. Or, catch some air and show off your moves at the Rockstar Halfpipe. 

What about the summer? There's Eurobungy, for starters. But there's also mountain biking, and a climbing wall. And if you like the idea of hurtling down the hill strapped into the inside of a giant orb, give "zorbing" a try by taking the Z-Trip.

If rock climbing's your thing, you can stay right in the city and scale the climbing wall at COP or the University of Calgary Outdoor Centre (also a great place to rent gear if you need it).

The Olympic Oval (University of Calgary) holds speed skating camps throughout the summer (you can register online). There's also public skating and running throughout the year.

Once you head out of town, west toward the mountains, you'll find year-round opportunities that'll make your heart thump. Check out the Canadian Rockies Adventure Centre and choose your poison – they'll help you book whitewater rafting, ziplines, ice walks, cave tours and almost anything else you can dream up.

After sundown, top up your energy over some well-earned Alberta beef at one of Calgary's steakhouses, or kick back and relax at one of the pubs around the city. If you've still got the energy, get your groove on at one of the city's nightclubs.