I’m in Calgary, and this week is all about the Calgary Stampede. We welcome visitors from all over the world during this time and lot of those visitors are families. Now, I don’t always recommend Stampede for first time visitors to the Calgary Area (Banff is sooooo close and sooooo much quieter). But, if you are already here it is hard to escape the Western Hospitality of the Calgary Stampede.
(One year my husband and I returned home from a trip to Europe in the middle of Stampede. We were actually lassoed on our way out of the gates at the airport…not exactly the welcome I was looking for after a 10 hour flight.)
The best thing about Stampede for families is the fact that your kids can have Pancakes for breakfast every morning for 10 days straight. Free Pancake breakfasts are at the heart of this event and volunteers are more than happy to load up your plate with fresh off the griddle pancakes. Of course, they won’t be as good as home made but then again, you didn’t have to make them!