Calgary Stampede Rodeo © JamesTeterenko
For ten exciting days each July the Wild West wins the day in Calgary when the city comes alive with a celebration of true western hospitality and rousing fun. The Calgary Stampede is centred around a myriad of rodeo events that see top professional cowboys compete in bull riding, roping, bareback riding, and steer wrestling. Meanwhile, the gathered crowds join in the festivities with pancake breakfasts, square dancing, and cheering on a two-hour parade, ground-shaking Chuckwagon races, and a spectacular evening Grandstand Show extravaganza. The celebration is enhanced by other attractions like an authentic Indian village, recreated frontier town, gambling hall and dazzling fireworks display.
Date: 8 - 17 July 2016