Calgary - The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth kicks off with Sneak-A-Peek on Thursday, July 7, and will continue through Sunday, July 17.
Stampede is a time to celebrate and we encourage everyone to do so respectfully and responsibly. Our belief is that wearing a cowboy hat is a sign of respect – and wearing one at the Stampede should be a reminder to everyone to elevate their behaviour while treating others with kindness, dignity and respect.
“The Calgary Stampede is a gathering place for our community and our visitors from around the world together in celebration,” said Jim Laurendeau, Vice President, Park Planning & Development, Calgary Stampede. “Our priority is to ensure our guests are safe, while they are having fun and showing the world our Calgary brand of western hospitality.”
The Calgary Stampede relies on close partnerships, working in step with the City of Calgary, Calgary Police Service, Calgary Emergency Management Agency, Calgary Fire Department, Alberta Health Services and Calgary Transit, to make Stampede Park a safe and welcoming place for our guests to visit.
“Stampede is a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together and welcome the world. The Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) has worked closely with our agency partners, including the Calgary Stampede to help plan for a safe and fun celebration,” said Sue Henry, Chief of Calgary Emergency Management Agency. “Collaboration like this shows that we all have a role to play in safety. CEMA encourages all participants to be prepared when they are celebrating. Be ready for severe summer weather and have a plan if you get separated from your group.”
During the course of the July celebration, Stampede Park becomes the third-largest city in Alberta and, with the support of the Calgary Police Service, becomes its own police district.
“The Calgary Police Service is ready for Stampede and ready to do our part to keep Stampede safe and fun for everyone,” said Matt Baker, Inspector and Commander of Police Resources at this year’s Stampede. “As in previous years, we will have a highly visible presence both along the parade route and at Stampede Park. Stampede Park operates as a ninth police district with its own commander, radio channel, patrol officers and office. This allows us to coordinate policing throughout Stampede Park and ensure all parts of Stampede Park are well-patrolled. Our number one priority is the safety of Calgarians and our guests, and we are confident that we are ready for Stampede 2022.”
There are many ways to safely arrive and depart Stampede Park, including the use of vehicles, ride shares, scooters, bikes and e-bikes, and Calgary Transit.
With 24-hour CTrain service, extended hours on many bus routes, and two Express Stampede bus routes, transit is a great way to get to Stampede Park. You can take the Red Line to Erlton/Stampede or Victoria Park/Stampede Station, which will bring you right to the action. For details on getting around via Calgary Transit during Stampede, please visit calgarytransit.com/Stampede.
Looking for parking? Visit the Culture + Entertainment Access Map to learn more about options on Stampede Park, with suggested public parking available in the lot north of 11th Avenue SE.
Bike and scooter parking is available at all Stampede entrances with an expanded, free, compound for parking bikes located in ENMAX Park, just north of the MacDonald Gate. Cyclists can access the compound from the south side of ENMAX Park at 25 Ave along the Elbow River Pathway, or the north side of Stampede Park through the entrance at MacDonald Ave. The compound will accommodate approximately 300 bikes. There will be a security guard on site and hours will correspond with the Macdonald Entrance hours (see below).
o General Security Hours (unless otherwise listed below) 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
o Thursday, July 7, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
o Sunday, July 10, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
o Tuesday, July 12, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
o Wednesday, July 13, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
There will also be bike tire pumps, and a few bike tools for guests to borrow, if needed.
About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together, we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
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