As Calgary gears up for the Greatest Show On Earth, it’s worth noting there’s going to be a whole host of changes to transit during the Calgary Stampede and Parade.
The parade spans 4.5 kilometers along the following route (note it’s reversed):
To make way for the parade, the following buses will be detoured on Friday between 7 am and 1 pm:
Meanwhile, the following buses will be split into north and south legs during the parade:
For full details of the detoured routes, check the Calgary Transit website: calgarytransit.com/service-updates, sign up for Calgary Transit email alerts, or follow Calgary Transit on Twitter @calgarytransit.
C-Trains run 24 hours a day during the Stampede from the evening of Thursday, July 6, to the morning of Sunday, July 16.
There are two C-Train stations that connect directly to the Stampede grounds:
The C-Train schedule will be as follows:
Be aware that Centre Street and City Hall stations become extremely crowded between 11:30 am and 1 pm as people head to the Stampede.
Platforms can also be very busy at the end of the night, between 10:30 and 11:30 pm as most of the Stampede shuts down at 11 pm.
There are also shuttle buses available at:
And if you’re travelling from Centre Street North, there will be a Stampede Express Bus – Route 304 – starting at North Pointe Terminal, with 11 stops on the way to the grounds.
Route 304 schedule:
You can pre-purchase transit day passes for the duration of the Stampede for about 30% off.
The passes will be valid for the entire day to get you anywhere you need to be in Calgary.
The rate for adults will be $6.50, down from $10, and youth passes will be $4.50, down from $7.
For more info on transit during the Calgary Stampede, check the Calgary Transit website: calgarytransit.com/news/stampede-101
You can also easily walk – from the end of the Parade route on 6 Avenue and Macleod Trail, it is only a 10 – 15 minute walk to the main gates.