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Spruce Meadows

18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary, Alberta T2J 5G5, Canada (Southwest Calgary)
+1 403 974 4200
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Ranked #1 of 227 attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Equestrian Trails, Sports Complexes, Horseback Riding Stables
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I love the Christmas Market at Spruce Meadows. It really gets you in the spirit and there are so many things to see. Be prepared and plan ahead. If you want to really enjoy your time here, make sure you get here when the gates open. It is busy all the time but at least you will get a parking... More

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Oh, that I should live in Calgary! What an incredible gift to the city, if not to all of Canada, that Spruce Meadows has become. Ron and Marg Southern have put so much love into this world-class equestrian centre, and whose reins (pun intended!) are now under the guidance of their daughter, Nancy. We were there, recently, attending the 'North... More

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Vancouver, B.C.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Whether you are an equestrian fan or not, this is a beautiful place to spend the day with extensive grounds, food vendors, shops - and of course the opportunity to see some of the best riders in the world competing in world-class outdoor arenas!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Spruce Meadows is amazing. I horse lovers dream. Highlight of any trip to Calgary. Will go back next time I'm in town.

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Surrey, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have always wanted to go to Spruce Meadows and watch show jumping. We saw Ian Miller and Eric Lamaze jump on our visit and it was wonderful. I did not expect the whole park to be so great! It was the best deal around - $5 admission and free parking. There are many rings with shows going on, dog... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Beautiful arena, well run events.Met all expectations. We plan on returning next summer. We will stay at Worldmark Canmore. What a great resort in a beautiful setting. Downside: Long walk from parking lot for 2 70+ folks.

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Heyfield, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you are a horse enthusiast, it is well worth the trip. Stunning grounds and show jumping.The North American series was on the weekend I went and there were dog demonstrations. A highlight was having a photo taken with on of the stallions who is my Australian mare's grandsire.

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La Crete, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We loved our visit to Spruce Meadows! I have been a fan of show jumping for years and for our 15th anniversary my husband took me to watch and experience Spruce Meadows. It was everything I had hoped for and more! The staff was very friendly, the grounds clean and well-kept, and the jumping spectacular! We will bring our children... More

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London, ON
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was a pre-planned trip that we kind of worked around. My girlfriend is an avid jumping fan, and this is something she has wanted to do for over 20 years so this trip was the perfect opportunity. We knew which competitions were on and had picked one day with the best jumping competition we could find. Unfortunately, due to... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been to several events at Spruce Meadows, and I've never been disappointed. Watching the human and equine athletes work together is a thing of beauty. But this is not some elite, exclusive place. Spruce Meadows was designed to be family-friendly with playgrounds, and lots of food kiosks to choose from. And when you need to stretch your legs, there... More

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