Agrium Ag-tivity in the City
Come check us out At the Calgary Stampede,
July 6-15, 2012!
With agriculture-related attractions and free, fun-packed activities and presentations, there’s something for everyone at the Agrium Ag-tivity in the City tent, just south of the Stampede’s agriculture barns.
Urban meets rural at Agrium Ag-tivity in the City, which is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (Family Day, Heritage Day & Kid's Day 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and provides an informative and entertaining celebration of agriculture for young and old alike.
Interactive, fun displays provide a valuable agricultural experience. The animals in this area always get plenty of attention, and you’ll want to check out the pigs, sheep, cows, chickens, llama, goats, miniature donkey, heavy horses, stock dogs and other farm animals, as well as daily pigeon racing.
Some of the displays and activities you’ll find:
Agrium Ag-tivity in the City Discovery Centre
Visit the Ag-tivity in the City Discovery Centre, presented by Agrium, and you will be treated to interactive displays featuring: Alberta Beef, Alberta Chicken Producers, Alberta Eggs Producers, Alberta Canola Producers Commission and Dow AgroSciences Canola Learning Centre, Alberta Milk, Alberta Pork.
Agrium Seed Survivor
Plant yourself in Seed Survivor and discover the elements you'll need to grow. Team up to try your hand at virtual farming with the Nutrients of Life game, or plant a sunflower seed to take home and grow. This fun, interactive display features multi-media and virtual reality computer games, talking walls and much more.
ATCO Energy Education Mobile
This Stampede be sure to visit ATCO Energy Education Mobile, located near the Agrium Ag-tivity in the City, for fun activities about Alberta's energy resources and using energy wisely! The interactive, one-of-a-kind experience travels across Alberta to schools and communities.
Agrium Country Critters Presentation Stage
The Country Critters Stage will feature cow milking, stock dogs, goats, rope making and several other agriculture-related presentations.
Milk and Cookies
Learn where milk comes from — and then sit and rest, while enjoying this ultimate refreshing snack offered at a nominal fee.
Rooted In The City Greenhouse
Visit the Calgary Horticultural Society at the "Rooted in the City Greenhouse". With a history that extends over a century, the Society is pleased to celebrate over 100 years of growing. Experience fantastic gardening displays from the past, present and future. Come grow with us!
Agrium Barn Tours
Take a tour of the barn! Agrium Barn Tours are presented daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the Stampede. Barn tour guides take Stampede visitors on guided tours of the agricultural facilities and Agrium Ag-tivity in the City. Guides provide information about various livestock and the grain industry, and are happy to answer questions.
You won’t want to miss the Pigeon Dash for Cash. The pigeon loft at Agrium Ag-tivity in the City is home to 50 racing pigeons that started here as young birds just learning to fly in mid-May. Watch these feathered athletes soar and land in their loft daily. The racers vie for a total purse of $3,000 in the grand finale, a 100-mile sudden-death race, which takes place on Sunday, July 15.
Our little cabin in Agrium Ag-tivity in the City will give you a feel for the rudimentary conditions that pioneers endured to settle the west. It was a time of hard work, but women found time to use their skills and creative ability to handcraft quilts, weave cloth, spin wool, crochet or make toys. Relive these experiences and see firsthand how these tasks were performed.