The World-Famous Calgary Stampede and Banff
Discover a world of cowboys and cowgirls, Canada-style, at the Calgary Stampede, where you’ll learn the nation’s pioneer story and enjoy excursions to parks, canyons and museums.
Rating (4.5)
Program No. 20648RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Discover Alberta’s rich Western heritage and experience the daily lives of early ranchers and pioneers while studying the history, cultures and customs of Western Canada. Travel through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to Banff National Park where you will learn from naturalists about local geology and wildlife. Meet bona fide cowboys, cowgirls, bareback riders and trainers behind the scenes of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Calgary Stampede.
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles daily over varied terrain. Elevations up to 4,540 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • At the Calgary Stampede, experience the rodeo, the thundering chuckwagon races and the Stampede Grandstand Show.
  • With expert naturalists, discover the splendor of Emerald Lake in Yoho and Lake Louise in Banff National Park.
  • At the Glenbow Museum, explore the colorful history of the Canadian West, including tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Blackfoot and early pioneers.
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Hugh Southee
A Geotechnical Engineer with experience in coal mining, Hugh has been leading people around the Burgess Shale area for five summers. With his love of education, he is dedicated to helping others learn about the wonders Mother Nature has created in the West. Living in the Rockies for eight years, nothing makes him happier than getting outside. Hugh has traveled the world for over a decade seeking rock and ice climbing adventures, and he also enjoys skiing and canoeing.
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