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For the next 10 days, the city I live in will be full of cowboys hats, free pancakes and country music. Not to mention actual cowboys, horses and chuckwagons. Did I leave out deep fried everything, exhausted everyone and every style of thrill ride you can imagine? That is just a sampling of what happens during The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, and it happens every year.

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Thursday night Sneak-A-Peek is the time to take your kids to Stampede. Every year I hum and hah about taking the kids down to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, and every year I totally jam. Honestly, three kids and me, navigating the throngs of revelers, trying to keep each kid happy, and make it out intact. Sounds fun! But last year, we gave it a go on the Thursday before Stampede officially begian, and I am reformed. Here are the advantages of going to Sneak-A-Peek, which is the night before Stampede officially starts, when the grounds are open from 5pm, with everything available except rodeo etc.

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Tagged in: Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede is about to begin, so I thought it would be fun to look at some of the facts, history and legend surrounding this 101 year old event. It didn't take much searching to find tales and trivia. How much of it is true? Well, it's hard to say. But it is all fascinating!

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Tagged in: Calgary Stampede