Calgary Stampede Parade 2010

We have so many visitors this week who arriving for the Calgary Stampede. So far we’ve met moms & babies from Australia, Scotland and Switzerland.

Family Travel at the Calgary Stampede and Parade

A big part of the kick off for the Calgary Stampede is the Parade that happens this Friday July 9, 2010.

Thinking of attending the Calgary Stampede Parade with your little ones? Here are some tips from an article on parades with kids:

Reserve Your Spot Early…. Stake out your spot, and then head home, bringing your family back with you closer to the parade start time.

Pack the Essentials… Keeping food, drinks, and diversions for the kids on hand will help them stay happy for the duration of the parade.

Things to take with you:

  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks, and maybe even lunch, depending on the timing of the parade
  • Cold drinks
  • Sidewalk Chalk (useful for keeping little hands busy while waiting for the parade to start)
  • Bubbles and Bubble Wands (see above)
  • Bags to hold candy the kids collect during the parade
  • Camera

Spray bottle filled with water…Spray the kids, if they get too warm.

Need some extra gear to get you to and from the parade? We recommend the MEC backpack carrier. You can rent one from us at One Tiny Suitcase for $7/day!

Calgary Stampede with One Tiny Suitcase?

To celebrate another year of hosting the greatest outdoor show on earth in Calgary (The Stampede of course!) we are running a contest especially for families who are travelling this summer. Whether you make it to the Calgary Stampede or not we want you to have everything you need for a fantastic summer journey all in ‘One Tiny Suitcase’.

The Prize:
This travel kit is specifically designed for families ‘on the go’. A supply of all those everyday essentials that seem to be missing from your diaper bag just when you need them. You can put a One Tiny Suitcase Travel Kit in all your ‘on the go’ locations: your vehicle, family and friend’s house, the cottage, etc. This super stylish suitcase is overflowing with back up baby items but is small enough to tuck under the seat in your car!

One Tiny Suitcase travel kit

To Enter: Simply email us your Fabulous Family Travel Finds: a favorite child friendly hotel, an airline experience that made your day, or any other tips you would like to share with other families that travel! We will randomly select one email in the month of July to win a One Tiny Suitcase Travel Kit. Your tip may also be selected as part of an upcoming post!

Please be sure to include your name, mailing address and telephone number in your entry. All entries should be sent to with “Travel Tips” as the subject.  

The Rules: One entry per email address. Contest open to Canadian residents only. Entries must be received by midnight July 31, 2008 to qualify.