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Calgary - more Than Just a Rodeo Town

Calgary is a modern, prosperous city in the province of Alberta. The fourth-largest city in Canada, it is located on beautiful prairie land only 80kms from the base of the Rocky Mountains. Calgary sits amidst stunning natural scenery and is a great base for people wanting to explore the incredible surroundings.

Despite being known throughout its own country and around the world as just the rodeo town where The Calgary Stampede is held. Calgary has a lot more going for it than just cows!

What is the Calgary Stampede?

A huge rodeo event is held every July in Calgary, Canada. The self-styled Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth has been running for over a hundred years and is now considered one of the best rodeo events in the world. Beloved by Canadians and tourists alike, the stampede lasts for ten days and draws over a million visitors each year. With its carnival atmosphere, an abundance of events, competitions, and shows, The Calgary Stampede has something to entertain the whole family.

What else is in Calgary?

The city - despite its rodeo roots - actually has a very modern attitude. With abundant green spaces filled with sports venues and cycle paths, a thriving arts sector, lively bars and nightlife, and an ever-evolving culinary scene, Calgary is a cosmopolitan place to visit or to live. The city center is filled with cultural sites and attractions and the surrounding area has played host to numerous global events.

Lovers of winter sports as well as rodeo ones, Calgary hosted the 1988 Winter Olympic Games and the Olympic Park now hosts a variety of tourist attractions to explore.