Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede is an event not to be missed. The annual rodeo, exhibition and festival are held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Wondering how to conquer the massive grounds? Here are some must see and do tips and tricks. Before you go explore the Stampede with this interactive map from Canadian Geographic.

Watch the Stampede Parade
The parade boasts over 150 entries with 30 marching bands, 40 floats and 750 horses and kicks off the Greatest Outdoor Show.

Give axe-throwing a try
Give your inner lumberjack a chance to break through. The Stampede’s Adventure Park is a fun place to get down and dirty. Between paintball, climbing walls and axe throwing, what’s not to love?

Who’s top dog?
The Dog Bowl is a blast to watch. The stunts are out of this world!

Sample to fun food
The food… oh the food. The unique concoction’s that people come up with are worth it if you have a daring enough stomach. Check out these insane midway foods.

Find the free fun
If you’re up for pancakes there are free breakfast’s to be had everywhere! Websites and apps have been created so that you can make the most of your pancake indulgences.

A bannock picnic anyone
The Stampede’s Indian Village is a treat. Picnic bags include two drinks, two bannock meals and a blanket. Watching the tipi-raising contest tops off the cake.

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Calgary Stampede RV Rentals

The Calgary Stampede is a 10-day rodeo/festival filled with entertaining Canadian fun including barrel-racing, bull-riding, concerts, First Nations exhibitions & other activities. This year Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Classified, Mother Mother, Walk Off the Earth, and many more awesome bands will be performing!

The most convenient way to enjoy the Calgary Stampede is in an RV; park it nearby for a short bathroom lineup, a cheap meal, free water or a quick nap.

Hurry and book your RV while you still can!

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Bull Riding at CS
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RCMP at CS
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CS First Nations Exhibit
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Crowd at CS
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Barrel Racing at CS

Campgrounds near Stampede Grounds:

Bow Rivers Edge Campground
Calgary West Campground
Natures Hideaway Family Campground
Balzac Campground RV Park
Mountain View Farm Camping
Okotoks Lions Campground
Riverbend Campground

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RV Rental pick-up near the Calgary airport is available.

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A quick guide to Canada’s music festivals

I always love this time of year. Many people get the February blah’s, but not me. February is when so many of the music festivals start announcing their line-ups and tickets start going on sale. There’s just something about music that can draw a person into so many emotions.

Check out our Canadian Music Festival Guide to the can’t be missed festivals across our wonderful country. We’ve narrowed it down as there are just so many.

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North by Northeast (NXNE)
Toronto, ON
June 15-19, 2016

NXNE is Canada’s answer to Austin’s SXSW and follows a similar recipe. Hundreds of artists, giant industry conference, comedy, art, film and you have a festival not to be messed with. Make sure to hit up the free shows at Yonge and Dundas square.

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Amnesia Rockfest
Montebello, Quebec
June 23-26, 2016

Amnesia was started by a young kid who just wanted to bring music to his tiny town. Now it has grown into one of the largest rock festivals in Canada. Camping takes place along the river and is an experience. The town explodes with excitement and everyone rocks for the weekend.

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Calgary Stampede
Calgary, AB
July 8-17, 2016

The Calgary Stampede is active year round, but is best known for it’s 10-day event which promotes western heritage and values. There’s auctions, a world class rodeo and music galore!

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Osheaga
Montreal, QC
July 29-31, 2016

Osheaga’s goal was to bring a giant European style festival to Canada. I believe it’s safe to say they’ve succeeded. They consistently bring a world-class lineup and it’s become so popular that they’ve added a second weekend of just metal (Heavy Montreal) and a third weekend of EDM (IleSoniq).

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Shambhala
Salmo, BC
August 5-8, 2016

People always rave about Shambhala. Fans boast that it is their favourite summer festival. It’s set in the beautiful backcountry of BC and features a wide array of music and art. It’s one of those festivals that should be experienced at least once.

Also, be sure to check out your local jazz festival. There are so many of them across Canada and they all offer something unique and the wonderful vibe of the jazz music flowing down the streets can’t be missed.

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