Did you know Guy Weadick, founder of the Calgary Stampede, held the first official chuckwagon race at the 1923 Stampede and is credited with creating the sport?
In early July, the sun rises here around 5:30 a.m. Here are some ways you can take advantage of that extra daylight in Calgary.
The best thing about having daylight until around 9 p.m. is that a world of possibility opens up in the way of evening recreation.
From getting up at dawn to wearing jerseys to work and teaching kids about family traditions, this is how Calgarians are cheering on their favourite countries in the World Cup.
A new (indoor) live music venue, evening competitions in the Agriculture Zone and a quarter pipe in the Monster Energy Compound are all new in 2018.
This year, watch a paddling race, go to a giant block party or take part in a community sing-a-long for Canada's 151st birthday.
This month, ride a 15-passenger bicycle to local breweries, try goat yoga and eat treats like cricket caramel apples at the Calgary Stampede.
From opera outdoors to best-ever hikes, this is what's going down in the mountains near Calgary this month.
From food festivals to paddling down the Bow River to outdoor movie screenings, there won't be a dull moment this summer.
Try mountain biking in the Canmore Nordic Centre, re-fuel with pizza or paninis or a Buddha Bowl, and then tour some art studios and galleries. (Or, spend some time at the spa.)
Take a road trip in the Lincoln Navigator SUV's new model or drive around the city or through the foothills on the Husqvarna Svartpilen motorcycle.
Couples who sweat together, stay together.