Calgary Stampede & Stampede Park

#9 in Best Things To Do in Calgary
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Calgary Stampede - Shane Kuhn

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1410 Olympic Way Southeast

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Museums, Festivals, Sightseeing Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend

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  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Located just south of downtown Calgary, Stampede Park captures Canada's attention every July during the world-famous Calgary Stampede. This massive festival features rodeos and all things Wild West. Don your hats, polish your boots and prepare for several days of horse races, concerts and even a parade. When the festival has passed, Stampede Park continues to entertain visitors with a hankering for cowboy culture. 

Calgary's most notable event earns mixed reviews. Some raved about the excitement, while others complained about the crowds and a lack of authenticity. Most, however, agreed if you're in town during this time, it's a must-see event.

When the Stampede isn't in full swing, admission to the park is free. The Calgary Stampede takes place every year in mid-July, and ticket prices vary by event, as do hours. The park is accessible via the CTrain. For more information, check out the official website.

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