An exuberant ten day festival of all things western, the Calgary Stampede is held every July in Stampede Park. The Stampede has an array of spectacular entertainments that dramatize scenes from Canadian western history. The city fills with excitement in sports bars, restaurants, street vendors and throughout Calgary. The Calgary Stampede starts with a dazzling parade through the city, and then features bull riding, calf roping, cow tackling, and the famous chuck wagon race.
Stampede Park offers year-round leisure and conference facilities. There is a permanent horse racetrack, as well as two ice-hockey stadiums, one of which is housed inside the striking Saddle dome, named for its saddle-shaped roof. Trade shows, such as antiques and home improvements are also held here.
Photos of the Calgary Stampede.
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