Calgary Stampede Holidays
Calgary Stampede Dates: July 6th-15th 2018 & July 5th-14th 2019
A popular addition to many holidays in Canada is undoubtedly the incomparable Calgary Stampede. For the 10 days of the Calgary Stampede, Alberta saddles up and puts on its cowboy hat to welcome visitors from around the globe. The city is swept up in the celebrations as they take western hospitality to a new level - they even offer free pancake breakfasts throughout the city!
Nicknamed “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, the Calgary Stampede is one of our best-selling holidays! Full of thrills, spills, western hospitality, thunder and wonder, this is an event not to be missed. Throughout the festivities, 120 athletes compete across 6 jaw-dropping tournaments including bare-back riding, steer wrestling and bull-riding. With a cash prize of a cool $2 million for the victor, the atmosphere is electric and will leave you quaking in your brand-new cowboy boots!
The Calgary Stampede is also the home of one of Canada’s largest music festivals each year, with 5 stages and 300 performers each year including a slate of international headliners. The Grandstand Show celebrates the astounding beauty of life on Earth with singing, dancing, acrobatics, daredevil motocross stunts, comedy routines, drumming and magical special effects. As if all of this wasn’t enough, the spectacle will conclude with a stunning fireworks display. You can also experience Canadian First Nations culture and traditions at Indian Village in the beautiful ENMAX Park with performances, traditional crafts and much more.
With Calgary being located just one hour from the majestic Canadian Rockies, the Stampede is the perfect place to kick off a true Western vacation. Why not combine this unforgettable event with a trip through the famous mountain range, visiting Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise along the way? To see the landscape from a different perspective, a rail journey on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer - ending your holiday in the coastal city of Vancouver – will be everything you dreamed of. Why not really embark on the ultimate journey and add on a luxurious Alaska Cruise to make this the bucket-list holiday of a lifetime!
Don’t just take our word for it. Some of our Canada Travel Specialists were fortunate enough to visit the Stampede last year. Here is what Anne Marie, our Canada Travel Specialists Manager had to say:
"The best thing you can do when visiting the Calgary Stampede? Easy; jump in and participate! The city explodes with events, shows and culture for 10 days. Make sure you check out one of the many rodeos, the Grandstand Show and the unbelievable fireworks displays – don’t forget to buy yourself some cowboy boots and a hat so you look the part!”
Is it time for you to experience the awe-inspiring Calgary Stampede? Get in touch today with our Canada Travel Specialists today; you will receive first-class customer service as your dedicated advisor will help you plan a tailor-made journey personalised to suit your exact requirements. We can book any level of accommodation, from 3-star hotels to 5-star resorts. Why not upgrade and travel in business or first class? We can arrange flights from all regional UK airports.
Your trip can include admission to Stampede Park, Rodeo tickets, Chuck Wagon Races and much more. Secure your booking today with a low deposit, and you also have the option to spread the cost with our holiday payment plans. Whatever your request, we can make it happen. Just get in touch for more details.