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Spruce Meadows

18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary, Alberta T2J 5G5, Canada
+1 403-974-4200
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A World Class and Classy experience in the Wild West

Through the generosity and deep understanding of equine culture, Margaret Southern and her late... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
The National

We always try to attend at least one day of each event throughout the year. We attended the final... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Calgary, Canada
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Based in Calgary, Canada, Spruce Meadows is the brainchild of the Southern family who built a Show Jumping complex at the foothills of the Alberta Rocky Mountains. It was in 1976 that the first Spruce Tournaments were held, with annual spectator attendances reaching over 50,000 by the end of the decade. Today, Spruce Meadows boasts one of the greatest outdoor equestrian venues in the world and offers an incredible experience for riders and fans alike. Spruce Meadows focuses on the organization and hosting of show jumping tournaments of unmatched quality for junior, amateur and professional athletes in a manner that reflects basic family values in a clean, green and welcoming environment that celebrates the horse and encourages the breeding and training of quality sport horses and the teaching and development of athletes.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary, Alberta T2J 5G5, Canada
Southwest Calgary
+1 403-974-4200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Through the generosity and deep understanding of equine culture, Margaret Southern and her late husband Ronald, provided for, developed and nurtured Spruce Meadows into one of the world's leading Show Jumping centers, complete with extensive training, medical and research facilities. Inspired by the professional jumping...More

Thank HaroldFBanff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always try to attend at least one day of each event throughout the year. We attended the final day of the National this year. Once again it was FANTASTIC. We arrived at 7:30 am and were the first ones in the parking lot. Not...More

Thank christiner754
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took Rockstar for an beautiful afternoon in southern Calgary to watch the Nationals. If you've never been to Spruce Meadows, make a point of going! IT's impeccably maintained and world-class facilities. And its absolutely affordable - $5 per person, with kids under 12 free! Parking...More

Thank SupermanRockstar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Spruce Meadows before, so I knew I was going to enjoy my days outing. I recommend anyone who is interested in equestrian show jumping to go to Spruce Meadows at least once.

Thank Cathryn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spruce meadows is an incredible place to visit any time. The grounds are amazing. Even without an event on, this is an excellent place for a walk or picnic. The Christmas light and market are a worthwhile winter stop. Lots of unique gifts and the...More

Thank Jenn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by on our way into Calgary as my wife wanted to see some horses before we left Alberta. This is a very professionally run place, but we were able to visit the stables and that pleased her.

Thank RC1944
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The riders and horses at Spruce Meadows show jumping events are world class, tops in their field. Whether you love show jumping or not, this is a great venue that offers much more than just the jumping. Food, music, shopping, the wonder dogs, wagon rides,...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place that I go at least couple times a year. Great park with play ground for small kids to play. Some retailers are available when there is an event in place. Must see place in Calgary - open all year round.

Thank regecanada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional. Not much advice or things to says. Horse lovers dream venue. Been a dozen times and never disappointed.

Thank TrevorR746
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here many times for the horse jumping events,,very well organized and a nice relaxing time

Thank karenmcewen50
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Kristina D
How much does Spruce Meadows cost for parking and entry? Just wondering?
May 13, 2017|
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Response from Guy C | Reviewed this property |
I think it depends on what is going on at the time. There are so many events there all the time. Generally if you're coming for a small event or something hosted by an outside organizer you wouldn't pay for parking but if... More
I would like to know the dates of the showjumping.
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Doug7716 | Reviewed this property |
I think the Spruce Meadows e-mail has all kinds of info. The seating is all pretty good so you do not need the higher price tickets. Food is always good and I believe the Masters is the best. If you are coming check out... More
What are the dates?
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Moniquestephanie | Reviewed this property |
The summer series is June 7th through July 9th and the Masters is September 6th through the 9th.