(PRWEB) June 20, 2013
Being a Canadian company, Car Rental Express is somewhat partial to Canadian events. The Calgary Stampede is definitely at the top of the list because it has so much to offer. This ten-day event attracts millions of people from all over the world each year to Calgary, Alberta or as it is fittingly dubbed, “Cow Town”.
There are tons of events to attend. When booking travel to and planning a stay in Calgary it is a good idea to have an idea as to which events to attend. There are many from which to choose, some of which are highlighted below.
- Rodeo - This is the hit of the Stampede and is one of the most famous Rodeos in the world. Cowboys perform in front of thousands of fans each day ultimately vying for the grand prize of $100,000. The Rodeo highlights bareback riding, tie down roping, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, bull riding and barrel racing.
- Rangeland Derby – This Derby showcases chuckwagon racing – a sport where drivers sit in a chuck wagon, which is led by a team of horses around a track.
- Transatlantic Grandstand Show – This year’s show includes such acts as the Calgary Opera, the Alberta Ballet, Flag Circus, The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede, Spirit Eagle Dancers Pole on Globes amongst others.
- Animals & Agriculture – This event, which lasts the entire duration of the stampede, is meant to both educate and entertain. Children are taught how to milk cows and saddle horses and the whole family can attend such events as “Cowboy Up Challenge”, “The Cattle Trail” and “Team Penning Competitions”.
- Stampede Parade – The parade, which starts the Stampede covers just over 4 in length. This year, the parade’s Marshal is Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield.
There are many great places to stop and eat, rides and games for thrill seekers as well as special activities and events geared for children. The 2013 Calgary Stampede is sure to be a blast.
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