For 10 days each July, Calgary, Alberta puts on its white hat and welcomes the world. The entire city is swept up in the Stampede celebration, taking western hospitality to a new level by offering free pancake breakfasts throughout the city. And because Calgary is located only one hour from Canada’s majestic Rocky Mountains, the Calgary Stampede is the perfect place to kick off a true western vacation.
The Calgary Stampede is the most authentic, memorable western experience visitors could ever pack into a single vacation. Visitors will become a cowboy or cowgirl during the 10-day city-wide celebration, witnessing the world’s top rodeo, thrilling chuckwagon races, Grandstand Stage Show, music headliners, Indian Village, agriculture and so much more. It is the western spirit, the people and their stories that make the Calgary Stampede a unique visitor destination.