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“world class venue”
Review of Spruce Meadows

Spruce Meadows
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$55.67*
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Shared Ski Shuttle from Fernie to Calgary
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$55.67*
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Small Group Ski Shuttle from Calgary to Fernie
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$75.56*
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Ski Shuttle from Calgary to Revelstoke
Ranked #1 of 307 things to do in Calgary
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 15, 2014

best place in the world to view equestrian events. Admission is free and parking is cheap. Beautiful park like setting. great place to spend a day or weekend with the family.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We headed to Spruce Meadows for their Christmas crafts. I love Spruce Meadow in the spring, summer and fall.. We love watching the horse jumping and just walking aroound the beautiful grounds. Something for everyone.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place to see horses, jumping, and great crafts. Spend a few hours or the whole day. A nice place just south of the city.

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

For an equestrian facility, Spruce Meadows is among the very best, and if you haven't visited others to make a comparison, your appreciation for what Spruce Meadows offers could be less than it should be. Having seen others, Calgarians are truly spoiled by what Ron and Marg Southern have made their lifelong passion. It is truly a gift they have given to the city. One of the great values in entertainment, the annual equestrian events are literally the best of the best that the sport offers, and draws the very best competitors from around the world. The facilities are extensive and top notch, and host many other activities beyond it's principal purpose. The Christmas Market has to be seen to be believed. Spruce Meadows is so much more than a horse jumping venue, but even if that is the only thing that you ever see there, you'll be very impressed.

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

I have been there couple of times during international tournaments and this is the place for horse lovers. They also host great Christmas market.

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