Calgary Stampede

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Calgary Stampede: Our most recommended tours and activities

Between Calgary & Lake Louise: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

1. Between Calgary & Lake Louise: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Follow your audio tour guide along the Trans-Canada Highway 1, one of the most exciting drives in Alberta. Start anywhere along the route between Calgary and Lake Louise. The tour experience is the same in any direction. Learn about the discovery of the Banff Hot Springs and admire the beauty of Banff National Park. Hear about Kananaskis Country and other sights at your own pace. With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Entertaining audio clips will play automatically as you drive using a live GPS map, and no data is used during the tour. Enjoy a fun audio tour with information and trivia to keep the whole family laughing and engaged along the way. Each point of interest along the way has a multiple-choice trivia question about the sights. Keep score and learn plenty of interesting facts along the route.

Calgary: 2 Hour Stampede Park Art & Wild West Tour

2. Calgary: 2 Hour Stampede Park Art & Wild West Tour

View the public art located in Stampede Park as your tour guide weaves the story of Western Canada, the First Nations, and the origins of the Calgary Stampede. Art pieces include bronze monuments, murals, and other mediums. Hear the struggle and persistence of Guy Weadick, the founder of the Calgary Stampede and what has made it the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Learn why rodeos were started and how the First Nations became involved in the Calgary Stampede. Gain an understanding of what the future holds for Stampede Park. Begin under the Tipi art instillation; listen to the history of the First Nations and origins of the tipi. Walk the Park and discover why the Northwest Mounted Police arrived in Calgary and what their role was in acquiring land to build a railway in the area. View the settlers bronze monument and hear how they opened up Western Canada for all settlers. Stand immersed in rodeo history as you view where the excitement of the outdoor rodeo takes place. Learn how building a railway affected the First Nations and their culture. View the murals and hear the story of how the Calgary Stampede began…. and almost didn’t. Immerse yourself in the Western Culture as you interact with a life-size monument of 15 horses (pictures are a must). End the tour with an understanding of the future vision of Stampede Park.

Calgary: Discover Calgary Smartphone Audio Walking Tours

3. Calgary: Discover Calgary Smartphone Audio Walking Tours

As you explore Downtown Calgary, with three unique tours, you'll learn about Calgary's dynamic history, from its robust arts community to the economic powerhouses to the wild west beginnings of the city. Enjoy a professional tour guide experience at your leisure, without the crowded tour groups and tight schedules. You can access the tours anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop and start the tour anywhere along the route to explore and get back to the trail whenever you want. A live GPS map shows where you currently are and where to go next, so you won't get lost. As you get close to the next destination, the tour guide commentary will automatically play. Explore the Downtown Calgary Sightseeing Tour, a looped tour beginning and ending at the imposing Calgary City Hall buildings. Some highlights of the tour include the historic Stephen Avenue, the Palace Theater, Calgary Public Building and The Grand. Explore some of Calgary's diverse public art installations, admire the distinctive Fairmont Palliser Hotel, learn about the historical significance behind the Famous Five and Family of Man sculptures, and crane your head back to take in the Bow skyscraper. The Beltline District Tour begins at the Central Memorial Park with audio tour guide Charles. Enjoy having historical buildings, statues, monuments, artwork, urban parks, and more pointed out to you. Stroll through this picturesque neighbourhood and listen to its stories. See how it represents the transition between past, present, and future with statues and monuments like the Boer War Monument, Cenotaph and the Chinook Arc. Learn about the historic residences in the Beltline’s past with a visit to the Lorraine Block, Hester and Findlay Apartments, and the McHugh House. Hear the interesting stories behind St. Mary’s Cathedral, Rouleauville Square and Firehall #2. Hear how the location of the Stampede Park and Grounds came to its location, the Stampede Corral and the home of the NHL Calgary Flames. End your tour with a visit to the Calgary Stampede Grounds where you can learn all about this historic annual event. On the Bow River Trail explore the highlights around Calgary's stunning Bow River. Find out about the city's history and admire its sights. Hear information and interesting facts about contemporary Calgary, Eau Claire Market, the Turkish Festival, and the Calgary Zoo with its new zoo bridge. Discover the mission of the Chevron Learning Pathway and the Ripple. Learn about Calgary’s impressive history as you pass by the Mewata Armories, Prince’s Island Park, Fort Calgary, and two famous houses reputed to be haunted. Discover the Avatamsaka Monastery, the Peace Bridge, and Sien Lok Park. Take a break and admire the Center Street Lions, and check out the views from Rotary Park and the Mount Pleasant Viewpoint. The tours also come with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. See your score as you go!

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What people are saying about Calgary Stampede

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

I loved it. My issue was that there was no info about the local company process or app to be able to down load and access the tour. I had to call. Wasted almost an hour as I as driving alone and had to stop multiple times

Please, a French version would be greatly appreciated to take full advantage of the information and the landscape.

Judy was a wonderful, informative guide and adapted to the work going on in the area very well!