The Calgary Stampede


The Calgary Stampede

Calgary is commonly knows as "The Stampede City" and the city's identity is strongly tied to this. The name is accurate as the Calgary Stampede draws over a million people annually to Calgary. The event runs for 10 days and consists of a rodeo, an exhibition, a midway and a festival. The downtown core of Calgary all but shuts down to business during this time every summer as days and nights are filled with pancake breakfasts, beer gardens and corporate parties.

A huge parade always marks the beginning of the stampede, in which the position of 'parade marshall' is revered. The parade often runs in excess of 2 and a half miles and usually lasts about 2 hours.

The rodeo is usually considered the main attraction of the stampede and is the World's Richest Rodeo. The purse is over $2million in prizes.

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Calgary Stampede
1410 Olympic Way SE
Calgary, AB T2P 2K8
Phone: (403) 261-0101
Toll Free: (800) 661-1767

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Calgary Stampede Logo
Official Logo
See page for author [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons
The Chuckwagons
The Chuckwagons
By sweetviscape (Flickr: Calgary Stampede)
[CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Calgary Stampede Parade
View from Calgary Tower
By W. J. Oliver (1887-1954)
(Calgary Stampede Archives)
[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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