Calgary is a vibrant and busy city. It has many wonderful attractions.
The Calgary Stampede has many resources throughout the grounds to ensure everyone enjoys themselves and has the amenities needed for all ability levels.
All parking lots associated with the Calgary Stampede (the ones closest to the perimeter of the event grounds) offer accessible parking options. The fee for these parking lots varies, but expect to pay around $25.
The CTrain is a simple, affordable, and accessible way to get to the grounds. The best stop to use for accessibility is the Erlton Station. It is at the south end of the grounds. It is a longer distance from the entrance but is flat and does not require pushing up or down a steep ramp system.
The Calgary Stampede offers care aid complimentary entrance. This is by request when you approach the ticket sales at all entrances. Complimentary Care Aid rates are available for entrance to the grounds as well as the standing room only Chuckwagon and Evening Show tickets.
The Calgary Tower
is one of the most well-known local attractions. It also happens to be one of the better options in the city for meeting accessibility needs.
The best option for accessible parking near the Calgary Tower is in the Palliser Parkade
(there is a fee for this option). The Palliser Parkade is adjacent to the Tower and is covered. You can access the parkade from either 10th
Avenue SW or 9th
Avenue SW. They have an elevator that takes you to the ground level where you will find the entrance and elevators to both the Calgary Tower Observation level and the Sky360 Restaurant
. A tip for getting the most of your Calgary Tower experience is to reserve a table in the restaurant, enjoy the majestic 360 views of the city in the revolving restaurant, and you will receive complimentary access to the observation deck. Both the observation deck level and the restaurant levels have elevator access.
Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo
Calgary has a world class zoo. Much of the grounds have been Universally Designed to allow everyone to enjoy the exhibits. The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo
has two parking lots. You will find accessible parking in the North Lot, just off of Memorial Drive NE.
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo offers companion entrance rates. If you have an Access 2 Entertainment
card, companions of persons with disabilities get complimentary access. Service dogs are welcomed. The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo encourages guests to pre-register their service dog before their visit. Some restrictions apply. More information on accessibility at the Zoo is available on their website
Heritage Park and Gasoline Alley Museum
This beautiful, and accessible space is a walk down memory lane through the early years of the automobile industry. The modern and universally designed building is easy for every ability level to enjoy. Gasoline Alley
is the only exhibit at that is open year-round. Accessible parking can be found outside of the main entrance for a fee.
Heritage Park Historical Village
is primarily outdoors and has some exhibits and buildings that are accessible and other that are not. There is an interactive map
that shows the parts of the park that can be accessed with limited mobility.
TELUS Spark Science Centre
TELUS Spark Science Centre
’s Theatres, Atrium, Classrooms, and Galleries are all accessible to people of all abilities. TELUS Spark Science Centre has its own parking lot and has many accessible parking stalls near the entrance of the facility.
Care Aids are offered complimentary entrance. TELUS Spark Science Centre asks that all care aids/companions of guests with disabilities register at the main admission desk.