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Drive the Macleod Trail in your Thrifty Rental Car

Cool sights along the Macleod Trail in Your Thrifty Rental Car

If you visit Calgary, chances are you’ll drive on the Macleod Trail in your Thrifty rental car. The six- to eight-lane principal road extends from downtown Calgary to the south of the city, merging onto Highway 2. Don’t miss nearby sights and attractions if you’re traveling on the Macleod Trail!

Olympic Plaza
Commemorating the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, the Olympic Plaza is a beautiful urban park and gathering place in downtown Calgary. Set around a picturesque lake, the plaza is a great place to relax and get a taste of the local flavor of the city. Bring your skates in winter and take a spin around the public ice skating rink. Point the GPS in your Thrifty rental car to 228 8 Ave. SE for the Olympic Plaza — featuring a reflecting pond, the Famous Five sculpture, a large seating area and stage, multiple waterfalls, year round washrooms and seasonal concession.

Arts Commons
Formerly EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, Arts Commons is a multi-venue arts center in downtown Calgary, located in the Olympic Plaza Cultural District. Be sure to stop by in your Calgary rental car for a peek at the six-level complex measuring over 40,000 square feet. Along with a variety of performing spaces, the Arts Commons is home to rehearsal halls, theater workshops, a café and artwork from community groups and galleries. Facilities include the Jack Singer Concert Hall (home to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra), the Max Bell Theatre, the Martha Cohen Theatre, the Big Secret Theatre, the Engineered Air Theatre and the Motel (a 50 seat multi-purpose venue used for plays, performance art and experimental theater).

Southcentre Mall
Get ready to shop at one of the largest shopping malls in Calgary. The Southcentre mall boasts over 190 stores and services over two floors. Located in Calgary’s southeast side at the intersection of Macleod Trail and Anderson road, the mall is an easy destination in your Calgary rental car. For items big and small, the Southcentre Mall has everything you might need for your visit. Large anchor stores include Hudson’s Bay, Safeway, Sears, Sport Chek and Crate & Barrel.