The Calgary Stampede
Properly suited and booted, the Calgary Stampede is the first off-course highlight of the Canadian Rockies Golf Tour – Yee-Haw!
Bucking broncos. Free pancake breakfasts. Cowboys and Indians. Dazzling grandstand shows and fireworks. It’s no surprise that the Calgary Stampede is called “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” especially when you add midway rides, live music, agricultural shows, and chuckwagon racing.
Calgarians are cheerful and outgoing, eager to meet visitors and share with them the excitement of the Stampede. They wear cowboy hats and boots, square dance in the streets and join visitors in the 137-acre Stampede Park to continue their fun.[/vc_column_text]
The Calgary Stampede Rodeo
The World’s Richest Tournament Style Rodeo, featuring the world’s toughest competitors. There are six main events that happen daily including: ladies barrel racing, bareback, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc and bull riding.
The legend of the chuckwagon races
Legend has it that a cowboy’s home was his Chuckwagon. After finishing a long day on the range, he’d return to the chuckwagon for a meal, some song and stories with friends, and a well earned rest. At the end of the week, all the cowboys in the area would meet up and head to town for some entertainment. The last one in would have to buy the first round at the saloon, so the cowboys would be as anxious as possible in loading up and heading out. A fast team and efficient packing were the name of the game and still are in today’s races.