Calgary Stampede

Celebrate the history, culture and heritage of the Canadian West.

True western hospitality is in big supply almost everywhere you go, from the high-steppin’, two-hour kickoff parade downtown to the streets filled with western musicians, dances, activities and free pancake breakfasts.

Every afternoon, the world’s toughest competitors saddle up for a ground-shaking showcase of world-class rodeo action, bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, ladies’ barrel racing competitions and chuckwagon races. Prepare yourself for The Grandstand Show: a variety extravaganza that includes comedy, elaborate song and dance numbers, acrobatics and the spectacular fireworks finale.

The colourful heritage of the First Nations of Treaty 7 can be seen in the beautiful setting of Indian Village. Share in the rich heritage and culture and get a first-hand look at native dance, games, tipi raising and other traditions.

The Calgary Stampede is one of Canada’s largest music festivals, from country legends to rock royalty. True to its roots, agriculture is showcased in fascinating ways that will educate and entertain. Visitors of all ages can also enjoy a western art show and auction, lifestyle exhibits, a giant midway, live entertainment and the Stampede Casino.

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