Stampede "Tid Bits"

We have compiled a few of the most commonly asked questions about the "Calgary Stampede" event.


The Stampede Parade kicks off the festivities at 9 am on July 6 (approximately 2 hours). Free admission. The Parade begins at 9th Avenue and 1st Street SE and goes west on 9th Avenue to 10th Street S.W., north to 6th Avenue and east on 6th Avenue to the new finish area at 1st Street.

Stampede Rodeo

The World’s Richest Tournament Style Rodeo, featuring the world’s toughest competitors. There are six main events that happen daily including: ladies barrel racing, bareback, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc and bull riding. Rodeo happens daily at 1:15 p.m. during Stampede.

Evening Show

Brace yourself for the thunder and wonder of the GMC Rangeland Derby, and the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show. The best of chuckwagon racing is followed by an epic stage show, making for a memorable evening. Shows start at 7:45 p.m. daily during Stampede.

Park Admission

Seniors (65+) $9.00, General (13-64) $18.00, Children (7-12) $9.00, Children 6 and under free, Canadian Funds. These prices may be subject to change.


Advance reservations for afternoon Rodeo and the evening Chuckwagon Races/Grandstand Show tickets may be made through:

Calgary Stampede Ticket Office

Calgary Exhibition & Stampede Box 1060 Stn. M, Calgary, AB T2P 2K8
(403) 269-9822 or Toll Free 1-800-661-1767, Facsimile: (403) 233-9736

Tickets purchased in advance include admittance to the park.
Click here to purchase tickets

Handicap Facilities

We are proudly committed to ensuring our Park is accessible to guests of all abilities. All sidewalks have been modified and are wheelchair accessible. Paved pathways and ramps assist in wheelchair access to all buildings. The Big Four building has elevator access through the main entrance, on the east side of the building, while elevator access to the Grandstand building is available at the south tower. Wheelchairs and strollers may be rented at Stampede Park, but as quantities may be limited, guests may wish to rent from the Red Cross or other agencies.

Bank Machines - BMO

If you need cash, several BMO ATMs are located throughout the Park during events and the 10-day Stampede. In addition, permanent BMO ATMs are located in BMO Centre, the Big Four Building, and the Grandstand.

Safety while at the Stampede

The Calgary Stampede uses several security strategies on Stampede Park – some you see and some you don’t. As guests arrive at the Calgary Stampede, they will be guided through a new bag search area and many will be selected for search. Visitors who decline to be searched will not be permitted to enter Stampede Park. Other security measures include having full-time security on Stampede Park 24 hours each and every day of Stampede, a comprehensive video monitoring system, and a close relationship with the Calgary Police Service.