Much more than a ten-day long celebration with midway rides and bucking broncos, the Calgary Stampede is a gathering place that hosts, educates, and entertains visitors from around the world.
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 Calgary Stampede The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. In addition, the Board of Directors are unpaid volunteers who contribute their time to govern the affairs of the Calgary Stampede.
The Calgary Stampede provides young people with opportunities to pursue their passions in the performing arts through programs like The Young Canadians School of Performing Arts, Calgary Stampede Showband, Band of Outriders and Calgary Stampede Showriders. These programs teach valuable skills and allow the opportunity to perform around the world.
Each year, Stampede Park hosts more than 1,200 business, tourism, sporting, hospitality and community events every year, welcoming more than four million guests from every corner of the world. Together, these events generate over $540M in local hotels, restaurants, and other businesses every year.
Each year the Stampede creates over 3,500 seasonal jobs, giving many young Calgarians their first opportunity to join the workforce, providing crucial skills and experience for the future. These seasonal employees join our 1,500 year-round employees, finding meaningful employment across a broad range of jobs.
Through classroom training and interactive hands-on experiences, local students are given the unique opportunity to learn about food sustainability, land and ecosystem management and animal care. Every year, these programs connect more than 50,000 youth across Calgary and southern Alberta with our rural roots.