NileGuide Expert Says:
The biggest event of the year, the Calgary Stampede is an experience you won’t get anywhere else. One of the largest outdoor shows on earth, book your hotel, flights and event tickets early.
1410 Olympic Way South East
T2P 2K8 Calgary,
tel: 403 261 0101(Info) / 403 269 9822 (Tickets) / 1 800 661 1767 (Tickets)
fax: +1 403 265 7197
The Calgary Stampede is definitely the event of the year in Calgary. The city is consumed by Stampede for 10 days, and everywhere you go you'll see people dressed in Western gear. If you are coming to Stampede for the first time, you must see the Rodeo, or the evening show (Chuckwagon races, a musical show and fireworks). You can buy last-minute rush seating, or high-end premium seating to view the events. If you are interested in the nightlife of Stampede, the best place to party is Nashville North, a tent on Stampede grounds with live music. However, line-ups start early and can get very long. Other bars downtown infamous for Stampede parties are Cowboys, Coyotes and Ranchmans, but any bar downtown will do.