The Calgary Stampede Rodeo is one of the three major events taking place during the Calgary Stampede alongside The Calgary Stampede Exhibition and The Calgary Stampede Festival. The whole Calgary Stampede event is considered one of the largest and most famous of its kind in the world. Each year the total attendance at the Calgary Stampede can exceed 1.4 million people with the the Calgary Stampede rodeo attracting approximately 20,000 fans daily. The entire Calgary Stampede is considered a major part of the cultural identity of the city of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The six major disciplines/events which are represented during the rodeo: bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie down roping, saddle bronc, and bareback riding with a prize of $100,000 for each event winner. The Stampede Ranch located in Hanna provides all of the livestock for the event and is also the provider of top rodeo stock worldwide.
The event is also highlighted by the Calgary Stampede parade at the beginning of the event with members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, bands and political and business leaders. Approximately 350,000 people attend the parade each year, while celebrities such as Prince William and Kate Middleton, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have previously attended the Calgary Stampede. Barbeques and pancake breakfasts are also held regularly throughout the Stampede week which can attract tens of thousands of people during the event. This is a completely unforgettable experience so get your tickets for the Calgary Stampede today!