What's New- Your YYC Stampede Experience
During the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, we want visitors at Calgary International Airport (YYC) to get into the Stampede spirit! Take part in any of our free activities from July 4 to 17. Whether you are just arriving into Calgary or stopping over to pick up family or friends, there is plenty to check out at one of Canada’s busiest airports. See the details of our Stampede events below. Click here to view the events calendar
Life-Size Chocolate Bull
Beginning July 5, visitors to YYC will have a chance to snap a photo of (but not taste) a unique nearly life-size chocolate bull. The bull is located on the Departures Level, next to Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut.
Roaming Rodeo Royalty
Get your photo taken with Western Rodeo Queens and Princesses. From July 11 to 14, various Rodeo Royalty will be greeting and taking photos with guests in the International Arrivals area.
White Hat Ceremonies
Every day during Stampede, and 365 days a year, White Hat Volunteers are available to provide visitors with a warm Western welcome. Book your ceremony by calling the Western Hospitality office Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 403 717 3452 or via email at Western Hospitality.
Saddle up for Stampede – Free Photo Booth on July 8
Saddle up for Stampede and head up to the Departures Level near Montana’s to check out our free photo booth - props and instant photo sheets included!
Available on Friday, July 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., this is the perfect time to snap that team photo and get in the Stampede spirit.
Share your photos with us on social media using #YYCStampede.
Line & Square Dancing
“Heel, toe, do-si-do, come on baby let's go boot scootin!” On several days throughout Stampede line and dancing and square dancing groups will be making their way around the terminal to entertain guests with their line and square dancing skills.
How-to-Two-Step Dance Stations
Brush up on your two stepping skills at one of our How-to-Two-Step dance stations and post your photos and videos to social media using the hashtag, #YYCStampede. Look for these floor decals in the following locations around the airport:
• Concourse A Arrivals
• Concourse B Arrivals (International Arrivals, near the Tourism Calgary Info Booth)
• Concourse C Arrivals
• In front of the retail display and photo booth on the Departures Level (near Montana’s Cookhouse)
Stampede Promo Committee & Suds Country Music Band
Get your guests lassoed! From July 6 to 14, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., on the Arrivals Level, the Stampede Promo Committee will be lassoing passengers and handing out giveaways. The Stampede Committee’s musical act, Suds (Larry & Gary), will be performing old-time country favourites in the International Arrivals area.
Meeting a friend or family member at YYC this Stampede season? Greet them with a customized welcome sign. Track down a White Hat Volunteer in the International Arrivals area for more information.
Stay connected with us on our social media channels for all the latest updates on our YYC Stampede events.