You remembered the life jackets, but did you remember your car keys, an extra paddle and good shoes?
The next time you drive the Cowboy Trail, be sure to stop for a tour of the Eau Claire Distillery and a hearty eggs Benedict from the Chuckwagon Cafe.
In 2017, 18.09 tonnes of cooking oil was collected from Stampede Park over the entire year. Of this, 15.5 tonnes was collected during the 10-day Stampede alone.
Did you know there is a (unofficial) pride celebration at the Stampede? Pride Day Stampede is an annual party at Nashville North where LGBTQ+ folks and like-minded allies get their Pride on cowboy style.
Did You Know? The First Calgary Stampede Parade in 1912 had a Crowd Bigger than the City's Population at the Time
The first Stampede Parade in 1912 brought in a crowd of 75,000 people, which was more than Calgary's total population of 60,000 residents. Today, the Western celebration attracts nearly 400,000 people to Calgary's streets every year.
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.