The Calgary Stampede is a major rodeo event known as the world’s greatest show on earth!
It’s one big cowboy party that brings the old wild west to Calgary, Canada every July.
Calgary really comes alive and celebrates the authentic culture of the old west; with sounds, smells, events and an incredible unique energy that really makes the Calgary stampede an immersive experience.
From culinary delights that will truly allow you to indulge is some very succulent treats – some foodies come just for these tasty delights! The greatest show on earth is perfect for everyone from cowgirls and cowboys to those just wanting a taste of rodeo action. This citywide festival party lasts for 10 days every July in Calgary, Canada.
How people spend a typical day is by enjoying the many rodeo activities during the day then in the evening, experiencing a programme of chuck races, axe throwing and a grandstand show finishing with fireworks. You will find many unique experiences at this event with different sections including a carnival atmosphere with big roller coasters to a dedicated kids’ area and everything in between.
It’s a great way to immerse in Canada’s cowboy/rodeo culture, plus make exciting new friends as you watch the whole city come alive and get involved. Calgary even turns parking lots into pop up beer tents with bands playing for you to dance to.
Have you ever seen horses worth millions of dollars?
You will see these special horses here, along with proper cowboys racing their horses and old fashioned wagons among many other astonishing displays. This isn’t just some ‘put on’ show, this is the real deal, cowboys and girls that really know their stuff!
The grandstand show changes every year, creating excitement over what to expect in this year’s new display. It’s always an exciting evening with bands, unique scenic demonstrations, as well as acrobats that create an almost a circus-de-solei atmosphere. Celebrities are also well known to attend and make surprise appearances on stage. Each evening ends with a fantastic display of fireworks.
The Calgary Stampede is perfect for everyone aged 2 to 102. Rounding up the greatest show on earth is a parade which shuts down the entire downtown!
Since all of Calgary gets involved in putting on the world greatest outdoor spectacle, attracting people from all over the world, you need to book early! The Calgary Stampede and surrounding accommodation does book out!!
Have a look at some of the sample packages we can create for your amazing Calgary Stampede and Canada holiday
This package has a lot of inclusions to enhance your Calgary Stampede experience along with car hire to help you explore the surrounds.
Cowboys to Bears
Combine the Calgary Stampede with a scenic rail trip through the Rockies and an epic Alaska Cruise.