The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth is back. From the Stampede Rodeo to your favourite and most loved midway rides, the return of live music to the midway food we’ve all been craving, get ready to enjoy some of your Stampede favourites once again.

As our volunteers and employees prepare to welcome you through the gates, the following details the health and safety enhancements that you can expect during your visit.

  • Masks will be encouraged and respected, but not required for guests.

  • Hand sanitization stations located throughout Stampede Park for guest use.

  • Room to Roam - our Park layout accounts for 25% more space and wider corridors for guests to maintain a safe distance.

  • Controlled traffic and reduced overall capacity of about half of our busiest day. Re-entry will not be available this year and stamps will not be issued at exit to manage capacity.

  • Online advanced purchase of Park Admission is encouraged and walk up entry will be available based on Park capacity.

  • Digital queuing system – join the virtual line at popular attractions including the Dog Bowl, Nutrien Western Event Centre, Nashville North, The Big Four Roadhouse and Wine Garden. How to join? Scan the QR code located outside each venue and found on wayfinding signage throughout Park, join the digital queue and get notified via text when it’s your turn to enter!

  • Enhanced pre-qualification process for entry into Nashville North. See details.

  • Enhanced safety and cleaning protocols with our teams practicing industry leading cleaning procedures throughout Stampede Park. Learn more about our GBAC certification.


As a not-for-profit community organization, the Calgary Stampede will help our community realize some of the thousands of employment opportunities and approximately $282 million in economic activity, traditionally generated during the event.

The return of Stampede also marks the return of other businesses and gatherings. The Calgary Stampede benefits all parts of our community, activating thousands of jobs within Calgary’s tourism economy. Many local businesses, restaurants, hotels and service industries, depend on the Stampede to kick-start their summer season.


In step with our community, we too are balancing the desire for recovery with safety. We look forward to contributing to the economic recovery of our province and boosting community spirit in the most responsible way we can.

Through the ups and downs of 109 years, we’ve always been there for our community. We look forward to continuing that tradition, together.


We've put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about Stampede 2021.