Final Days of The Calgary Stampede

Visiting Calgary this weekend? Don’t miss the final days of the Calgary Stampede! This is the final weekend of the greatest outdoor show on earth. The Stampede is much more than a ten-day long celebration with midway rides and bucking broncos, the Calgary Stampede is a gathering place that hosts, educates and entertains visitors from around the world. Helping preserve and celebrate western heritage, culture and community spirit.

Final Days of The Calgary Stampede

Stampede is always a must-do when you are in the area during the summer, lots of fun for all ages. We traveled to Calgary and spent the day at the Stampede yesterday and had a fantastic time, both kids were exhausted by the end of the day and went to sleep without a fight!!

Below are a few of the things we enjoyed during our visit.


Fun area for the kids with all the farm animals and educational stations!


BBQ & RIBS, yes! Do I need to say more?





Have you been to the Calgary Stampede before? What’s your favourite thing to do while at the Stampede?

Disclosure: I received complimentary Stampede tickets for myself and my family. However, all views and opinions in this post are 100% my own. 

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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18 responses to “Final Days of The Calgary Stampede”

  1. DebH — July 15, 2017 @ 12:56 pm (#)

    I was in Calgary for the first time ever but it was before the Stampede began. Would love to see it one day!

  2. Tammi L. — July 15, 2017 @ 1:53 pm (#)

    We live in Victoria but I would love to go one day. I actually get their email sent to me because I am that interested… you know, just to rub salt in the wound. LOL. They always have such great entertainment!

  3. Lynda Cook — July 15, 2017 @ 2:47 pm (#)

    I have not ever been, but I have had Gator BBQ when they are down here for the fair, so good!! Sounds like you had a great time and so much to do!!

  4. Jonnie — July 15, 2017 @ 5:45 pm (#)

    The Stampede is so much fun! We didn’t get a chance to attend this year but hopefully next.

  5. Laurie P — July 15, 2017 @ 6:04 pm (#)

    I have friends that attending the Stampede this year, and the photos in my feed are amazing!

  6. AD — July 16, 2017 @ 2:25 pm (#)

    I grew up and live in Calgary, so the Stampede is kind of “the same old”… LOL! But I do love it! I help organize some parts of it and I am always around the grounds, at the rodeo/chucks and attending various corporate events for 10 days. It’s been so hot though!!! Make sure to make a trip to the surrounding communities with the kiddos, you will really learn about Western Culture…

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen — July 16, 2017 @ 6:18 pm (#)

    The Stampede is well worth a visit, there is so much going on there, various shows and displays, great food too. I’m always amazed at how fast the riders are at going round the barrels, roping etc etc.

  8. Stephanie LaPlante — July 18, 2017 @ 6:09 am (#)

    I have never been to the Calgary Stampede before but it is something I’ve had on my bucket list for a long time. I wouldn’t even know where to start.

  9. Calvin F. — July 19, 2017 @ 11:13 am (#)

    It was on tv over the weekend!

  10. Fredrick Heffernan — September 20, 2017 @ 9:59 am (#)

    I would love to go to the stampede some day

  11. loriag — September 26, 2017 @ 5:06 am (#)

    I have always wanted to go to the stampede, maybe I can make it happen this coming year.

  12. Mike Gismondi — November 9, 2017 @ 3:44 pm (#)

    I have always wanted to go to the stampede

  13. Debbie White Beattie — January 23, 2018 @ 6:15 pm (#)

    I know that the Calgary Stampede is a Canadian staple but for me I don’t believe in the bull riding, hog tying the calves or anything that hurts or harms the animals but everything else I like, like mechanical rides, games and food.

  14. Linda Bragg — May 12, 2018 @ 7:55 am (#)

    This is one place I’d love to visit that’s on my bucket list. I moved to Canada over 12 yrs. ago and I’ve seen only a few things here in Ontario but I’d love to travel out west and actually even out east. I’ve always liked country western stuff and riding horses was one when I was growing up. I’d love to see this rodeo!!

  15. Elizabeth Matthiesen — February 23, 2019 @ 7:16 am (#)

    My daughter and family live in Calgary and are at the Stampede several times each year, they love it.

  16. Micheline — May 15, 2019 @ 5:23 pm (#)

    We have never visited the Stampede, maybe one of these days–would love to visit.

  17. Darren Scrubb — August 17, 2019 @ 10:24 am (#)

    This truly seems an awesome event to witness for sure.

  18. Sarah — September 16, 2019 @ 5:43 pm (#)

    This looks like a blast!! 🙂 I’ve never been but hope to go one day.

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