We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Truly the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede
Book In Advance
More Info
US$76.60*
and up
The Calgary Stampede
Ranked #5 of 292 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Every July, millions of people come to Calgary's Stampede Park to take part in one of the world's largest rodeos and other popular activities such as chuckwagon racing and agricultural shows. The event's origins date back to 1912, when American Guy Weadick, a successful trick roper, got support to host an event called "Stampede" to celebrate the "disappearing" Old West. Since then, the event has grown drastically and has evolved into a celebration of the Old West, while reflecting the modern, multicultural aspects of the city.
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Truly the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

There are a lot of activities for everyone in the family to enjoy! Excellent show case of agriculture and where our food comes from. The Young Canadians performance is outstanding and a must-see!

Helpful?
2 Thank JaneBingum
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

2,346 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,495
    563
    163
    73
    52
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“YAHOOOOOO”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

THe thrills, and the food . The grand stand show is incredible

Helpful?
Thank deliriumdiver
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Calgary, Alberta
Level Contributor
18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The greatest outdoor show on Earth.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

This is not just your usual rodeo boasting. The stampede is celebrating a 100 year history in 2012 of expanding on the best attributes rodeos around North America offers. As a native born Calgarian of 70 years I still think it more than lives up to it's name. We have hosted Royalty and celebrities over the years but it is still a fun and friendly place to be, meeting everyday folks and sharing in our pride. A time to celebrate our western heritage and practice hospitality from free pancake breakfasts and street dancing to mingling with the crowds throughout the city or on the grounds. Weather you love to party hearty, are just a little more subdued, or having a great time with your kids, this is tyhe place to be in early July each year. We give the cry YAHOO a whole new meaning and itwill leave you feeling great.

Helpful?
3 Thank Calgary_AlbertaCurt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Ya Hoo - will go again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

The Stampede is the ultimate attraction. What an exciting 10 days! You start with the parade downtown with 2+ hours of entertainment and then from there you have numerous choices. The grounds are probably typical of midway entertainment but add in the tour of the barns and agricultural setups (and don't forget to wear western gear) and you have just gotten started. The afternoon rodeo is put on by professional cowboys who care deeply about the health and safety of the animals as this is their bread and butter. The evening chuckwagons and Young Canadians show are spectacular and with 2012 being the 100 year celebration of the Stampede you can expect very special events. There are a number of pancake breakfasts going on throughout the city and the local bars are geared up with western themes. All ages of people are able to enjoy the Stampede.

Visited July 2011
Helpful?
2 Thank buddiesCalglary
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“There is so much more than just the rodeo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

With everything from the entertainment at Rope Square in the heart of downtown, to the grounds where all the action is, the Calgary Stampede never disappoints. We plan to make this an annual event.

Helpful?
2 Thank Tanya L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Calgary Stampede also viewed

 

Been to Calgary Stampede? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos