After visiting the Canadian Rockies, I made my way back to Calgary. On the way back to the city there is an amusement park right off of the Trans-Canadian Highway called Calaway Park.
The park has many of the staple rides at an amusement park such as a Paratrooper, Carousel and Bumper Cars. They also have one of the last remaining Chaos rides in operation, and a fun log flume called Timber Falls (Although as cold as it was, riding it and getting wet may not have been the best idea. Still a fun flume though). The park may not be a destination park, but is a nice local place for those from the area can enjoy during the Summer and Fall.
Seeing that it is October, the park was all decked out for Halloween with skeletons and monsters all over. I didn't find any special haunted houses that they were doing though like larger amusement parks will this time of year. But they did a lot for decorating the park to get in the spirit of the season!
The park features two roller coasters. The first was a shameless credit in Mini Express. This was actually not a new coaster for me as I had ridden it in its original location at iT'z Family, Food and Fun in the Houston area during the 2009 Theme Park Review Texas Tour. This is also the first coaster that I have ridden in two different countries.
The other coaster is Vortex. An Arrow Corkscrew coaster without the loop, while not the most unique coaster as there are a number of these coasters with a similar layout around the world, it is still a fun ride. One of the perks of this coaster is that the operators allow you to go around twice before you have to exit the ride.
After the park closed for the day, I made my way back to the hotel to call it a night. It was a fun day between the Olympic Park, the Canadian Rockies and ending with Calaway Park. The last day would be spent visiting the birthplace of a famous law enforcement agency.