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Top 5 Adrenaline-Pumping Rides at the Calgary Stampede

Top 5 Fun But Scary Rides at the Calgary Stampede One of the best summer events in Calgary is here! The Calgary Stampede, also known as the "greatest outdoor show on earth," is now open and ready to thrill visitors with its insane rides! If you're looking for some of the best rides, you'll want to take note of the fun but … [Read more...]

Calgary Stampede: By the Numbers (38 Facts)

38 Fun # Facts on the Calgary Stampede With more than a million visitors every year, the Calgary Stampede is not only the "greatest outdoor show on earth," but also one of the largest!! A lot of time and work goes into making this annual show happen. The logistics of the entire show are actually pretty insane to think … [Read more...]

23 Things You Didn’t Know About the Calgary Stampede

23 Things You Didn’t Know About the Stampede It's about mid-June when most Calgarians start thinking seriously about what they're wearing to Stampede. While you might know what you're wearing to the Stampede by now, there's quite a few things you may not know about the world's "greatest outdoor show on earth." Here's … [Read more...]

History of Calgary: Who Was Guy Weadick?

Who Was Guy Weadick? A City Kid Turned Cowboy... Who created the Calgary Stampede? Did a bunch of cowboys way back when get together one day and decide to create what would become one of the greatest and most visited outdoor rodeos in the world? If you would call an American city kid turned ranching entrepreneur and a … [Read more...]

Calgary Stampede Attendance High, a Good Economic Indicator

Calgary Stampede 2017 Attendance on Par with 10-year Average There’s a big YAHOO to be had when it comes to the total amount of entry tickets bought for the 2017 Calgary Stampede. According to ATB Financial, attendance for this years 10-day event tallied in at 1,214,972 people, over 10 percent more than that seen in 2016. In … [Read more...]

Best Classic Rides at the Calgary Stampede

Top 10 Classic Rides at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth! Whether you’re a reasonably tall youngin’ (most rides have height limits) or a fully-fledged adult looking for some adrenaline Stampede pumping rides, these ones below will leave a smile on your face from ear to ear! And the best part is that they have been around for … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1928 vs. 2018

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1928 vs. 2018 Cenoptah Dedication for WWI Soldiers 1928 – A decade after the end of the First World War, thousands of Calgarians made plans to attend the unveiling and dedication of Memorial Park’s Cenotaph (now called Central Memorial Park). The public event was of religious, … [Read more...]

Discover Fine Art at the Calgary Stampede’s Western Art Gallery

Get Your Fine Art at the Western Art Gallery Before Sunday! If you are an art buff looking for that next breathtaking piece to put into your home, then you must visit the Calgary Stampede’s Western Showcase before it’s too late! Even if fine art isn’t your thing, you may just be swayed to buy one or two of the amazing pieces … [Read more...]

Top 10 Calgary Stampede Snacks in 2014

You Have to Try These Top Ten Stampede Snacks in 2014! Each year the Calgary Stampede reveals a list of new snacks to entice and shock guests. Again, this year’s theme seems to focus on anything wrapped in bacon and traditional street food on a stick. See our Calgary Stampede Checklist here. Whether you want to play it safe … [Read more...]

7 Must-See Calgary Stampede Events 2014

7 Calgary Stampede Events to See in 2014 for a Full Experience The start of the greatest outdoor show on Earth is just a few days away so call your loved ones, grab your cowboy gear and get ready to have a blast at the 102nd annual Stampede! Whether you’re a first time stampeder or have been to the show several times … [Read more...]