It's a rodeo! It's musical entertainment! It's an agricultural showcase! It's food and midway rides and everything you want from a summer of Western culture and entertainment. It is, of course, the famous Calgary Stampede!
If you're going to be traveling to Alberta in mid-July, a visit to the Stampede is an absolute must to really get the flavor of Western Canadian culture. The ten-day event includes the magnificent midway (featuring thrilling rides, fair food and many, many cowboy hats), the Bell Adrenaline Ranch motorsports show and, of course, the First Nations encampments. Be sure to try one of the many traditional pancake breakfasts offered by local organizations.
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