Common Questions about the Calgary Stampede

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Common Questions about the Calgary Stampede

Answers to 8 common questions that may change the way you think about The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

Whether you are a chuckwagon veteran or this really is your first rodeo, there is always something new to experience at the Calgary Stampede for everyone in the family. You may have some questions, or even concerns, about whether the Calgary Stampede experience is actually for you.

Here are answers to 8 common questions about the Calgary Stampede that may change the way you think about the annual city-wide party and ease concerns you may have about attending this great Canadian event.

The Grandstand Show at the Calgary Stampede.

The Grandstand Show is a must see experience every year at the Calgary Stampede.

1. Why go to the Stampede when I’ve already been? Is there any reason to go this July instead of waiting for another year?

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There are lots of ways to save money at the Calgary Stampede.

2. Can I afford to go to the Stampede? How can I save money at the event?

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The Calgary Stampede is ready to make sure everyone has a fun and safe experience.

3. How can I make the Stampede safe for my kids?

Safety is priority number one for everyone at the Calgary Stampede. There are a few things you can do to make sure everyone sticks together and has a great experience. Take a picture of what your kids are wearing before you arrive, get a wristband at one of the Lost Kids booths located at each entrance and point out Police and Stampede employees as you walk around Park. They are there to help.

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There are lots of great ways to have a family friendly experience at the Calgary Stampede.

4. Is the Stampede a family friendly event?

Stampede Parade

Celebrate the start of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth with the Stampede Parade.

5. How is the Calgary Stampede different from other festivals?

There are plenty of festivals and exhibitions across Canada and North America, but this really is a city wide celebration, similar to how Mardi Gras takes over New Orleans or Carnival is in every corner of Rio de Janeiro. Nothing brings Calgary to life like The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

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The Calgary Stampede is focused on animal care best practices.

6. How does the Stampede provide care for animals?

With more than 7,500 animals taking part in the exhibitions, educational programs, and competitions at the Calgary Stampede, the organization is both passionate and vigilant about animal care.

First Nations at the Calgary Stampede

First Nations culture has been an important part of the Calgary Stampede from the beginning.

7. How does the Stampede work with First Nations groups?

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There are lots of great options for accommodations in Calgary during the Calgary Stampede.

8. Can I get an affordable hotel during the Calgary Stampede?

Finding accommodations for the Calgary Stampede is the first step in planning your trip. While hotels book quickly each year for The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, there are many outside the downtown core with great rates and easy accessibility to the grounds.