The main parade starts promptly at 8:55 a.m. on parade day.
The Stampede Parade is the official kickoff to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Calgary Stampede, and occurs on opening day. The parade is one of the oldest and largest traditions of the Stampede.
For so many, the highlight of the Stampede is the parade and each year there are approximately 170 entries partaking in this wonderful event. It is led by the Calgary Stampede Showband and follows a 4.5 km route in downtown Calgary. The parade provides two hours of entertainment consisting of intricate floats, marching bands, western riders and much more, and is of universal appeal.
There will be huge crowds on parade day so plan to arrive early to secure a good viewing location.