The Calgary Stampede is a popular 105-year old event in Canada, known for preserving and celebrating western heritage, cultures and community spirit. The not-for-profit community organisation run by volunteers, is a 10-day event with multiple events, shows, competitions and attractions, bringing in festival-goers from all over the world.
This year will be extra special as renowned actor, producer, director and musician Kevin Costner, has been named the Parade marshal for the popular Canadian festival.
The Yellowstone actor was chosen for being a legendary symbol of the heritage and spirit of western culture, with the president & chairman of the Calgary Stampede Board, Steve McDonough saying Costner represents the very “essence” of the rodeo.
“What he represents, through his work and organic love of the modern west, is paralleled in the essence and values of the Calgary Stampede,” McDonough said.
Costner said attending the Calgary Stampede has given him some great memories over the years and he looks forward to being a part of this year’s festivities.
“I have a lot of fond memories of being in Calgary. It has made a big difference to me in my life to make Open Range and Let Him Go there. It’s one of the most beautiful spots,” the actor said.
“On July 8, I’ll be there, and I’m really honoured to be a part of what you have done for so long and carry on a tradition. See you at the Parade.”
Travel at 60 is offering you the opportunity to form your own treasured memories and maybe catch a glimpse of the Yellowstone star, all the while exploring the gorgeous Canadian Rockies on an immersive 12-night tour from $5,975pp or from $6,975pp with the addition of the Calgary Stampede.
On this stunning tour, you’ll trek across the Athabasca Glacier and drive in style across the Continental Divide in the vintage 1930s “red jammer”. This tour provides expert information on the Canadian wilderness, learn about bears, glaciers, local cultures and their traditions on this exhilarating expedition.
If you’re after something a little shorter, this 11-night journey will take you soaring through the skies of Whistler and cruising over the exquisite Maligne Lake.
Enjoy a ride on the Rocky Mountaineer on this picturesque tour starting and ending in Vancouver from $5,450pp. You’ll be given the chance to ride an Ice Explorer across a glacier on your way to UNESCO World Heritage listed Banff. This tour includes a trip to Lake Louise where you can admire the glistening waters, mountain peaks and hoodoos.
Once you’re finished with the Rocky Mountains, why not continue through Canada’s Eastern countryside with this 8-night tour. From $3,449pp, you’ll enjoy the bygone style of Quebec and feel the full force of Niagra Falls up close.
Enjoy a winemaking and winery tour and tasting, discovering Niagara-on-the-Lake’s 300-year-old history and learn all about the country’s famed maple syrup industry.
This tour comes with the option to feel the history through your feet, walking along the cobblestones of Montreal as you explore with your choice of a guide.
If you want to get a quote to go to the Calgary Stampede or visit Canada you can call the Travel at 60 team on 1300 414 198 or email us on [email protected]. The Travel at 60 team is here to help you book the holidays of your dreams.