As Stampede Park open tonight for sneak-a-peek it’s hard to believe that just 13 days ago, much of the Park was under water. Since then, organizers have been overwhelmed with the community’s support and encouragement. As Southern Alberta continues to recover from the devastating floods, it is hoped this year’s Stampede can provide a gathering place for friends and family to come together and celebrate the values and spirit of community that have been on display these past two weeks.

As organizers embark on Stampede 101, they offer their sincerest gratitude to the countless employees, volunteers and people from across Southern Alberta and beyond who have worked tirelessly to ensure that The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth will go on.

Be sure not to miss some of the new and exciting events taking place on Park this year including: the ENMAX Corral Show – Family Feud Live!™ featuring Caroline Rhea and the Fountain Show and H2X featured at the Bell aqua ranch.

There’s so much to see and do at the Calgary Stampede so use their great tools to help plan your visit. Check out the online schedule at to get the most up-to-date information on every activity during the 10 days. Use the official Stampede 101 app for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry. This versatile tool allows you to search information with the use of filters, build or adapt your plan and set up reminders for favourite events that you don’t want to miss. There are also GPS-enabled maps that will guarantee you won’t get lost on Stampede Park.

Tickets are still available to the 2013 Calgary Stampede Rodeo and Evening Show. To reserve your seats, visit or phone 1.855.438.4688. Tickets purchased in advance admit the ticket holder to Stampede Park.