Countdown to Stampede 2014

The Calgary Stampede welcomes visitors from all over the world.

Its a busy time of year for us at One Tiny Suitcase and we have been preparing by adding new items into our inventory for Calgary’s littlest visitors.

Here are just a few of the items we have added to our Calgary Inventory to meet demand this Stampede 2014:

GRACO Snugride 30 infant car seats

infant car seat rentals

$8/day $45/week

PEG PEREGO Uno Strollers

calgary stroller rentals
PEG PEREGO high chairs

high chair rentals

Call us toll free 1-877 One Tiny  or email



Rain at the Calgary Stampede

For the first time in the history of the Calgary Stampede, the chuckwagon races were cancelled due to rain on Tuesday.

It was a crazy day of rain in Calgary.

Luckily the skies look friendly today for Kids Day at Stampede Park.

Kids Day at the Calgary Stampede

At One Tiny Suitcase, I had some strange customer calls too due to all this rain. We got a call from a Mom with a 3-year-old boy in a cast who recently broke his toe. They needed a stroller to enjoy the Stampede.

Another mom called later in the evening requested a stroller because her son and slipped off a curb and injured his leg. We rented that family a ZOOPER stroller for a visit to Heritage Park.

Enjoy the Calgary Stampede and…be safe.

Looks like rain…

Stampeding under the weather

Stampeding under the weather

It looks like Rain… If you and your little ones are headed down to Stampede today you better plan some indoor activities.

A visit to Buckaroos in the Big 4 building for a play on the plasma cars, jump in the bouncy castles and some face painting will be a nice (dry) activity. They even have a play area for toddlers here!

Toopy & Binoo perform at 11:30 and 1:00pm on the Coca Cola stage but you may need some umbrellas for that. I personally have been to a Toopy & Binoo concert and it rivaled any New Kids on the Block concert I attended in my younger years!

Kid’s Day Cowboy Style

This Wednesday is Kid’s day at the Calgary Stampede. Bank of Montreal sponsors this event and free admission for Kids starts at 6:00am! (I don’t know about you but my kids are quietly sleeping like little angels at 6:00am and not even a free breakfast could convince me to wake them up before 8:00)

Sweet dreams in Calgary

My recommendations for a Kids day trip to Stampede is to keep it short and sweet. A tour through the barns to see the animals is good idea, a few rides on the child-friendly tea cups and finish off with a yummy treat just as you are exiting the park. We all know that staying even 5 minutes too long can result in a major meltdown. Give the kids a taste of this huge carnival and then head home! 

* Don’t forget to enter our Fabulous Family Travel give away. We are giving away a One Tiny Suitcase travel kit. See the “Stampede with One Tiny Suitcase post”. Good luck!

Stampede’s Private Party

With the old Cowboys location officially demolished for this year’s Stampede many wondered where the next great party would be. The city approved a huge tent downtown called the Wild Horse Saloon for party goers to celebrate this year’s event. Even though I am sure the Wild Horse will not disappoint, there is another new party in town this year that I thought you might be interested in…
Calgary Stampede Kid\'s Party

The Calgary Stampede is now offering Children’s Parties on the grounds. Fully equipped with a “Party Wrangler” (their term, not mine) this package includes everything from party favors and a themed cake, to transportation to and from the event for 15 of your child’s closest friends. As if kid’s birthday parties weren’t big enough, now you can include a trip to the world’s greatest outdoor show on earth, top that!

The only difference between the party going on at the Wild Horse and the Children’s Party at the Calgary Stampede (besides huge tubs filled with beer) will be the lack of Cougars roaming the crowd. Ahhh, it’s great not be single anymore.

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.