I moved to Calgary in 1980. Back then many men wore western cut suits and cowboy boots to the office all year round. Times have changed. Calgary has more than doubled in population.
There are those who plan to take their vacation during Stampede each year so they can leave town. Then there are those who like to dress western even if they have never sat on a horse in their lives, enjoy their annual encounter with livestock and root for the bulls at the rodeo. I watch the parade on TV now. But I get to the rodeo and/or chuckwagon races every year. It tends to be somewhat warm for western wear during the Stampede. But, I work downtown. I feel it is my civic duty to don my denims and my white stetson daily. No cowboy boots, though. Too hot.
I hope the visitors realize that, amongst us office workers, there are real cowboys and real Indians (never called that in Canada anymore) who come to the big city for the agricultural exhibition, rodeo and powwow. The Calgary Stampede is still the real thing.