12 Months of Hostelling - HI-Calgary
From the Calgary Stampede to the Kensington Sun & Salsa Fest, Calgary has it all going on in July! That’s why we have chosen C-Town to star as our top place to visit this July. Read more about what’s happening in Calgary:
The Calgary Stampede
July 6 – 15, 2012
First off, there is the ‘Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, the Calgary Stampede, taking place July 6 – 15, 2012. You still may be able to grab yourself some tickets to the Stampede itself, but if you can’t and still want to get some Stampede action then don’t worry, the whole city is alive with the cowboy vibe and there are plenty of events going on. One of them is the Calgary Stampede Parade, which kicks off the whole event and works its way through the city. Be sure to arrive early to snag your spot. The parade starts at 8:55 am, with prelude entertainment from 7:30 am. For more info click here. Read more about the Calgary Stampede here...
*Please note accommodation does sell out quickly during the Stampede, so make sure you book in advance.
Calgary Folk Fest
July 26 – 29, 2012
“From its origins as an eccentric kitchen party writ large to the major national event it has become, the Calgary Folk Music Festival embraces a singularly Canadian festival style, earning a glowing reputation for programming that welcomes music from around the corner and the globe, bringing together marquee artists, local favourites, history-makers and innovators to Calgary for a broad-ranging vision of folk with an edge, and a festival with a wry, get ’er done attitude.” Read more about the Calgary Folk Music Festival and buy tickets here...
Aboriginal Cultural Events
Celebrate the culture and heritage of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples this July. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is not too far from Calgary and during July there is plenty going on. Read more here...
Other events in town include:
- July 1 - East Village Street Fair
- July 6 - 8 - Calgary Turkish Fest
- July 21 - 22 - Fiestaval Latin Festival
- July 22 - Kensington Sun & Salsa Fest
- July 27 - Aug 6 - Historic Calgary Week
- July 30 - Aug 5 - Calgary International Bluesfest
And if all these events are not enough to persuade you to visit Calgary in July, then maybe this deal will:
City Slicker Package from $77
If you're only in town for a couple of nights and want the most bang for your buck, this package is for you. Head to Fort Calgary to learn all about how this city came to be and then take a tour on a bike to see some amazing places in Calgary.
- 2 nights shared accommodation
- Admission to Fort Calgary
- Half-day bike rental (4 hours)
- Starting from $77.00 (tax included)
Valid June 1 to September 30, 2012
Subject to availability. Reservations required. This cannot be combined with any other offer.
Image Credit: Tourism Calgary