All time record attendance was in 2006 when 1,262,518 people attended.
The first Stampede took place in 1912 with the aim of making Buffalo Bill's Wild West Extravaganza look like a side show.
Entertainer Bing Crosby led the parade in 1959 and Bob Hope had the honour in 1963.
THE CALGARY STAMPEDE
What to Expect
The annual 'Stampede' features musical entertainment in the evenings, chuckwagon races, agriculture competitions, fair ground rides, a daily parade and the world’s largest outdoor rodeo competition.
The first Calgary Stampede took place in 1912 and drew large numbers of competitors and more than 100,000 spectators.
Visitors to the modern, ten day annual July event usually total more than a million, and a further two million viewers tune in and watch the parade on television.
Prize money for the six rodeo events has now topped $1.6 million dollars. Locals and visitor are encouraged to ‘dress western’ for the duration of the Calgary Stampede and enjoy the range of traditional sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat style western entertainment.
This 4-day/ 3-night trip is all about the Calgary Stampede, also known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!”
Our package includes premium seating to offer you the best possible experience, and the program can easily be extended with additional shows and/or Stampede features and other Calgary activities. Your hotel is the Fairmont Palliser—Calgary’s finest.
Rate per person CAD $1,605, based on double occupancy, peak season departure
Experience the Calgary Stampede in Luxury
Upon your arrival at the Calgary airport, you will be transported by private driver to your hotel downtown. Begin exploring the city before dinner at your leisure. If you haven’t already dusted off a hat and invested in some cowboy fashion, now is the time!
Accommodations are at the Fairmont Palliser in a Junior Suite.
Days 2 & 3
Grab on to your reins and get ready for a great ride! The real action begins each day at 1:30 and features Ladies Barrel Racing, Saddle Bronc, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Bareback, Bull Riding, Steer Riding, and Wild Pony Racing. Later in the day, be sure to check out the Chuckwagon Races—a blur of 4 wagons, 36 horses and 144 thundering hooves competing over the course of 10 days for the $50,000 showdown. With 17,000 cheering fans, there’s plenty of excitement. Enjoy the evening Grandstand Show, featuring live music, followed by a world-class fireworks display.
Accommodations each night are at the Fairmont Palliser in a Junior Suite.
Your private driver will pick you up from the hotel and deliver you to the Calgary airport in time for your return flight.
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