The Ultimate Guide to Doing Calgary Stampede on a Budget

The Ultimate Guide to Doing Calgary Stampede on a Budget

Going to the Calgary Stampede on a budget may seem impossible when you have a family. With general admission ranging from $9 to $18 a day for anyone over the age of six, it can start to add up pretty quickly. Add a meal, a few rides and a show to that visit, and it can quickly become hundreds of dollars for the day.

If you plan properly, there are ways to take advantage of the many deals, discounts and freebies offered so that you and your family can enjoy the greatest outdoor show on Earth without breaking the bank.


You can get free admission or big discounts on special value days at the Calgary Stampede.


Thursday, July 2

Get access to the grounds a day before the official opening of the Stampede from 5 pm –12 am for $9. Regular Midway prices in effect. Indoor attractions & commercial exhibits close at 11:00 PM. Show your Ride & Play card and gain early access to the park at 4 pm.

Suncor Family Day

Sunday, July 5

Receive free admission for the whole family between 6 am and 9 am, plus free breakfast for the first 20,000 guests (while quantities last).

Western Heritage Day

Tuesday, July 7

Free all day admission for seniors 65 and over.

BMO Kids’ Day

Wednesday, July 8

Free admission for children 12 and under accompanying adults between 7 am and 9 am, plus free breakfast from 8 am to 9:30 am (while quantities last)


Stretch your dollar further with special offers from promotional partners.

Save 20% with Stampede Bucks at Costco

Purchase $50 in Stampede Bucks for only $39.99. Redeem your Stampede Bucks anywhere on Park - admission, rides and games, food and beverage, parking, retail shopping, plus Rodeo and Evening Show reserved tickets! Available while supplies last.

Save 30% at Mac’s

Purchase two Calgary Stampede Park admissions and two Coca-Cola 500 mL beverage products for $27 while supplies last and save over $11.

Save $9 with Coca-Cola 12-pack

Purchase a 12-pack (355 mL cans) of Coca-Cola at any participating retailer and clip the RED voucher on the package for one free Stampede Park admission for children 7 to 12 years of age.

Save over $20 with Ride & Play Cards

Buy 60 coupons or ride all day (valid for only one day) passes for $37.85 exclusively at Safeway and Sobeys until July 2, 2015. Save over $20 on the park price – that’s Over 25% in savings.


Play to win free admission, show tickets and other great prizes.


Enter the #InstaStampede Contest for your chance to access to all the best events. As part of the contest, 9 talented photographers will be chosen to run the @CalgaryStampede Instagram account for a day each during Stampede 2015. Each winner will receive:

  • two (2) Rodeo Tickets

  • two (2) Evening Grandstand Show Tickets (or concert tickets on select nights)

  • $100 of Food & Drink Vouchers redeemable at the Stampede Park

  • $50 in Stampede Bucks

  • $100 Lammles Gift Card

  • two (2) Midway vouchers

  • two (2) Nashville North Passes

  • And, If your pictures is deemed the best overall during Stampede 2015, you’ll win an iPhone 6 - 16GB.

Take advantage of these discounts and offers, and enjoy the Calgary Stampede experience without paying full price.


Friday, July 3rd to Sunday, July 12th

Daily 11 am to Midnight

General (13-64) $18; Seniors $9; Children (7-12) $9; Under 6 free

Ticket office 1 (800) 661-1260 or (403) 261-0101