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May 25, 2019

The Incomplete List of Calgary Stampede Breakfasts

Consider this your useful (yet not exhaustive) guide to Stampede breakfasts in the city.


The Calgary Stampede Breakfast Key


Costs money

 Has booze

Free event

The Calgary Stampede runs from July 6 to 15 this year. Along with rodeo events and Midway food, that means plenty of Stampede breakfasts.

The Calgary Stampede Caravan holds breakfast events at shopping and recreation centres around the city almost every day of Stampede. You can also check out a more comprehensive list of Stampede breakfast events at stampedebreakfast.ca.

Here are a few breakfasts that caught our eye that you may want to check out this year.


Pancake Breakfast at Raw Canvas



When: Friday, July 6

Where: Raw Canvas, 1130 Kensington Rd. N.W.

Cost: Free

The pancakes here are made to look like whatever you want. Think pancakes in the shape of animals, cowboy boots, people – basically, whatever image you bring in as a reference. Then, you decorate the pancake with toppings.  


Calgary West Rotary Club Stampede Parade Gourmet Breakfast



When: Friday, July 6

Where: Corner of 9 Avenue and 7 Street S.W.

Cost: $55

Check a pancake breakfast and the parade off your Stampede to-do list at this event. You’ll enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, berries and cream, eggs, beans and more, plus you can watch the parade from reserved bleacher seating. Proceeds from this breakfast support the Rotary Club’s humanitarian projects.


58th Annual CF Chinook Centre Stampede Breakfast



When: Saturday, July 7

Where: Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr. S.W.

Cost: Free

This breakfast is huge. If you’re only going to one breakfast, and you want it to be a big experience, mark this one in your calendar.


Wendy T’s Gluten Free Stampede Breakfast



When: Saturday, July 7

Where: Marda Loop Community Centre, 3130 16 St. S.W.

Cost: $5 per person or $10 per family

If you can’t eat gluten, you can still experience an authentic Stampede breakfast here. Food and cash donations for the Calgary Food Bank are accepted at this breakfast.


Scandinavian Centre Stampede Breakfast



When: Saturday, July 7

Where: Scan Centre, 739 20 Ave. N.W.

Cost: Free

This breakfast has dancing as well as the usual pancakes, sausage and orange juice.


Pancake Breakfast at Ruberto Ostberg Gallery



When: Saturday, July 7

Where: Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, 2108 18 St. N.W.

Cost: Free

Eat some pancakes, admire some art. Attend this breakfast if you haven’t had a chance to see the group art show “Connections 2018” yet – the artists will be on hand to serve the breakfast. This is also the last day to check out this group show.


Vegan Pancake Breakfast



When: Saturday, July 7

Where: Bridgeland Riverside Community Association, 917 Centre Ave. N.E.

Cost: Free

Vegans can get in on the Stampede breakfast action too at this event. There will also be a bake sale to raise funds for The Alice Sanctuary and Robin’s Refuge.


Stampede on 17th



When: Saturday, July 7 and Saturday, July 14

Where: Tomkins Park, 820 17 Ave. S.W.

Cost: Free

If you’re among the first 500 people to stop by this breakfast, you’ll be treated to pancakes, games and live performances. There will even be a mechanical bull that you can ride.


Chuckwagon Breakfasts



When: Saturday, July 7 to Saturday, July 14 (no breakfasts on July 8)

Where: Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave. S.E.

Cost: Free

If you miss the first breakfast on July 7, that’s okay. These breakfasts run almost every day of the Calgary Stampede.


Calgary Japanese Community Association Stampede Breakfast



When: Saturday, July 7

Where: Calgary Nikkei Cultural and Senior Centre, 2236 29 St. S.W.

Cost: Free with a food bank donation

Bring some donations for the Calgary Food Bank to this pancake breakfast.


Agahan Filipino Stampede Breakfast



When: Sunday, July 8

Where: Pacific Hut Parking Lot, 3231 17 Ave. S.E.

Cost: Free

Here, you’ll get to sample traditional Filipino breakfast food and watch live performances.


Calgary Parking Authority’s Stampede Breakfast



When: Tuesday, July 10

Where: Calgary Parking Authority Office, 620 9 Ave. S.W.

Cost: Free

Expect a pancake breakfast, music and contests to potentially win parking credits at this event.


Bootleggin’ Breakfast 2018



When: Tuesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 12

Where: Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave. S.W.

Cost: $135

You’ll be treated to a performance by a notable country music artist at this Stampede breakfast event. The event supports Zero Hungry Kids.


Century Calgary Stampede Breakfast



When: Wednesday, July 11

Where: Century Casino, 1010 42 Ave. S.E.

Cost: Free

You could meet chuckwagon driver Chance Bensmiller, get his autograph and chat with him about his sport. And of course, there will be pancakes, eggs and sausages too.


Southcentre Pink Stampede Breakfast



When: Wednesday, July 11

Where: Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd. S.E.

Cost: Free

Wear something pink to this breakfast at Southcentre Mall.


Stampede Breakfast at Hy’s Steakhouse



When: Wednesday, July 11

Where: Hy’s Steakhouse, 8 Avenue and 3 Street

Cost: Minimum $5 donation, which will go towards the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society

With its menu of beef hash, eggs, fruit, coffee and more, the Stampede breakfast at Hy’s Steakhouse doesn’t disappoint. This breakfast supports the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society, so make sure to bring a donation. The breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.


The Buckn’ Breakfast



When: Wednesday, July 11 and Friday, July 13

Where: The Palace Theatre, 219 8 Ave S.W.

Cost: $125

A breakfast buffet at The Palace Theatre sounds like a pretty good way to spend some of your Stampede. Attendees will be taken to the Stampede tent at Wildhorse Saloon at 1 p.m.


Repsol Sport Centre Healthy Stampede Breakfast



When: Thursday, July 12

Where: Repsol Sport Centre, 2225 Macleod Tr. S.E.

Cost: Free

Eat some pancakes, go for a swim. Or vice versa.


Best of the East Stampede Breakfast



When: Thursday, July 12

Where: Unity Park, 17 Ave. S.E. from 31 Street to 33 Street

Cost: Free

Expect some international dishes at this breakfast, not to mention children’s activities and entertainment.

Kerby Centre’s Stampede Breakfast



When: Friday, July 13

Where: Kerby Centre, 1133 7 Ave. S.W.

Cost: Free

The Gordie West Band is performing at this free pancake breakfast.


This story was updated on June 26, 2018.

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