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.
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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
Keep the Pace
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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Cory Gross
Cory grew up in the Calgary area, living both in the city and on the ranches where his father worked. In 2005 he received a bachelor’s in Museum and Heritage Studies from the University of Calgary and currently works as an educator at the Glenbow Museum. Cory is also a volunteer with the Western Art Gallery at the Calgary Stampede and with several other heritage organizations throughout the city.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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