Get Stampede-Ready at Willow Park Village
Stock up on essentials in Calgary’s southeast shopping destination.
Summer is here, and with it comes the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. The Calgary Stampede, now in its 107th year, is a steadfast summer tradition, and the countdown is on to shine up your boots and get ready for a packed week of festivities.
Willow Park Village, situated just off MacLeod Trail in Calgary’s southeast, is home to more than 50 retailers and service providers — many of which are local businesses — that are here to help you check off all the items on your Stampede prep list.
Dress the Part
Stampede is the perfect time to embrace the Western spirit and break out your best cowboy hats, Wranglers and belt buckles. If your Stampede wardrobe is in need of an update — or you need to stock up on the essentials — Lammle’s Western Wear & Tack is the place to start. As the Official Western Wear Retailer for the Calgary Stampede and Canada’s No. 1 Western Wear Retailer, Lammle’s has everything you need to get outfitted from head to toe.
If traditional Western wear isn’t quite your style but you still want to curate an on-trend Stampede wardrobe, Armadio by Delia may be just what you need. The consignment boutique is where you can find unique, gently-used pieces to create Instagram-worthy Stampede outfits. Armadio by Delia also believes in supporting the community, and the store collaborates with local vendors and artists to offer the best in natural beauty products, handmade jewelry and fine art.
After a long winter, it’s time to get a dose of Vitamin D (or at least look like you’ve been spending some time in the sun!). California Tan is Calgary’s premier salon for those seeking a natural-looking summer glow. The salon’s expert staff and top-of-the-line spray tan and air brush equipment ensures authentic, flawless colour.
Of course, it’s important to maintain health skin — especially in the sun. Skoah offers “personal training for your skin,” and their expert Skin Care Trainers will develop a custom skin care plan to achieve lasting results and help your skin stay healthy and looking its best. Stampede means you’ll be spending a lot of time in the sun, so don’t forget to stock up on SPF! Skoah’s face skotion 30 is great for most skin types and doesn’t feel heavy on your skin. To get your skin Stampede-ready, Skoah is offering readers a $50 facial e-certificate. Click here to get your glow on.
What would Stampede season be without barbecues? Fire up the grill with top-quality free-range meat selections from Urban Butcher — all of which have been raised on family farms without the use of hormones or antibiotics. Plus, be sure to try Urban Butcher’s house-made bacon and signature sausages, all carefully prepared in the shop’s smokehouse. Urban Butcher also carries delicious sauces and marinades from the CRMR Kitchen — a sure way to take your BBQ to the next level!
Willow Park Village, 10816 Macleod Trail S., Calgary, AB, wpv.ca