Communities are built step by step and note by note

The Calgary Stampede provides youth with opportunities to pursue their passions in the performing arts through programs like The Young Canadians School of Performing Arts, Calgary Stampede Showband, and Calgary Stampede Showriders.

These programs teach valuable skills and allow the opportunity to perform around the world. In addition, students in our community have access to the state-of-the-art Youth Campus – featuring indoor and outdoor classrooms, world-class training and performing spaces, and the home of the TransAlta Performing Arts Studios and Calgary Arts Academy.

Communities are built by hand and from the heart

At the heart of the Calgary Stampede, you’ll find more than 2,500 dedicated volunteers. They embody western values by hosting events across the city, supporting community celebrations and making the Stampede truly The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

Communities are built when neighbours gather from around the corner or around the world

For over 100 years the Calgary Stampede has been an important community gathering place. Beyond The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, Stampede Park hosts more than 1,200 business, tourism, sporting, hospitality, and community events every year, welcoming more than two million guests from every corner of the world.

Opening in 2024, the BMO Centre expansion promises to make those gatherings even greater. At over one million square feet, the expanded BMO Centre will be the largest convention centre in western Canada, and will contribute $540 million in economic benefit for our province. An anchor to the new and vibrant Culture + Entertainment District, guests will be welcomed with our western hospitality and Stampede spirit, in one of the most energetic convention areas in North America.