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Calgary Stampede

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Address: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2K8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-261-0101
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Event dates:
Jul 8, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every July, millions of people come to Calgary's Stampede Park to take part...

Every July, millions of people come to Calgary's Stampede Park to take part in one of the world's largest rodeos and other popular activities such as chuckwagon racing and agricultural shows. The event's origins date back to 1912, when American Guy Weadick, a successful trick roper, got support to host an event called "Stampede" to celebrate the "disappearing" Old West. Since then, the event has grown drastically and has evolved into a celebration of the Old West, while reflecting the modern, multicultural aspects of the city.

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Wow! What can I add to the other reviews that you've read? I'll start by detailing our day at the Stampede. First-You don't have to stay downtown. You can go to a different... read more

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow! What can I add to the other reviews that you've read? I'll start by detailing our day at the Stampede. First-You don't have to stay downtown. You can go to a different hotel that's on the light rail system. We stayed at the Wingate South and bought discounted rail tickets at the local Safeway grocery store. It was an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My best friend and my son wandered around Stampede for a whole day... we found so many fun things to do... the best was using new technology to make very short (8 second) crazy videos of ourselves.... See the Stampede is all about the new and innovative stuff too! (And not just wacky food choices)!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been going every year since 2009. I would not miss it at all. Food you normally wouldn't eat but enjoy. This year at the rodeo no horses were put down. The beer girl did dump a beer on me by accident handing it to the person behind me that sucked but rolled with it. The displays are good... More 

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So amazing we love the Stampede and come down from Toronto each year. You will need two trips to see everything and taste the wide variety of food specialities.. .

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Calgary Alberta Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Too much to see in only one visit, lots of amazing food and sights and thrills and entertainment, but complex layout. Having an experienced guide along is great or else we would have missed half of the coolest things tucked away in the barns and in the back alleys. Maybe there's an app, if not, opportunity? The Grandstand Show and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were delighted to be returning to the Stampede with our children 12 years after our first time. The dreadful weather didn't dampen our spirits. We were a bit upset that they allowed people in for free on the Sunday morning when we had paid quite a bit for our ticket yet got no priority over the massive queues for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time attending the Calgary Stampede and we had a really nice time. There is so much to see and do you could go all week and maybe see the majority of it. We did the Chuckwagon Races, Rodeo, Freestyle Motorcross Show, Dog Show, and a few other attractions. There are so many carnival rides you could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think every person in Calgary is involved in this event one way or another. We can't say enough nice things about how well run and how well done it is. If you like rodeos, great shows and lots of peripheral activities, do not miss this one. Workers are all extremely polite and helpful. The bands, the volunteers, the events... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

But still great time......and YES THE SHOW MUST GO ON. And it does! This is a bucket list event. It is worth the money, effort and nasty weather. Will go back, soon. Hint - Stay downtown so you can walk to event, big plus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the Calgary Stampede for the first time in July. We had an amazing time and there was so much to see and do. You can spend the whole day there from morning till night. We went to the Evening Show which had the Chuck Wagon Racing (very exciting) and then a spectacular show and amazing fireworks. Plenty to do... More 

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