Accessibility  Information


The Calgary Stampede is a fully accessible event, and  we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure all guests have  access to all of our amenities. We welcome and encourage all feedback and  suggestions from our guests. 


For any accessibility-related questions please email us  at info@calgarystampede.com.  Our team will respond as quickly as possible. We will do our best to make sure  your experience is exceptional. 


Wheelchair  accessibility:All sidewalks have been modified and are wheelchair accessible.  Paved pathways and ramps assist in wheelchair access to all buildings. The Big  Four building has elevator access through the main entrance, on the east side  of the building, while elevator access to the Grandstand building is available  at the south tower.


Accessible  parking:  Throughout the  year, we have designated accessibility parking in all parking lots. During the  Calgary Stampede event in July, designated accessibility parking is available  for patrons with valid permits in the following locations on a first come,  first serve basis: 

  • Parking Lot 8 which is accessed at 25  Avenue & 2A Street SE
  • BMO Centre Lot 10 which can be accessed at  12 Avenue & 3 Street SE
  • Parking Lot 20 which can be accessed at 12  Avenue and Olympic Way SE

Accessible  viewing areas: We offer accessible viewing areas in the  following venues during Stampede: 

  • The  Dog Bowl, located in the Stampede Corral: to access the accessible  viewing area, please speak with one of our guest ambassadors in the venue.  Access is available on a first come first serve basis.

  • Grandstand  Rodeo and Evening Shows located in the Grandstand: you  must purchase your ticket in advance through the Stampede ticket office.   Space is limited and is available for accessible person and one attendant.

  • Nutrien  Western Event Centre: to access the accessible viewing area,  please speak with one of our guest ambassadors in the venue. Access is  available on a first come first serve basis.

  • Virgin  Mobile Stampede Concert Series, located in the Scotiabank Saddledome:  you must purchase your ticket in advance through Ticketmaster and indicate at  the time of purchase that you require accessible seating.

  • Coca-Cola  Stage: has accessible seating located directly in front of  the Coca-Cola Red Lounge. It is available on a first come first serve basis. 

Caregiver  access: Guests with disabilities who require full-time care  and could not otherwise attend the Calgary Stampede without a caregiver present  will receive complimentary admission for their caregiver. The guest will pay  applicable admission upon entry. 


Service  animals: Service animals with a Service Animal Identification  Card are permitted on Stampede Park. 


Service  animal guidelines

  • All service animals must remain by the  handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless  these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s  disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must  maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective  controls. 
  • Service animals must be house broken and  handlers are responsible to clean up after their animals. 
  • Anyone bringing an  animal will be responsible for and liable for any damages or injury caused by  the animal. 


Accessible washrooms: There are a number of accessible washrooms on Park. All  of our washroom facilities have accessible stalls. Should you require an  accessible washroom that accommodates all genders, they are located as follows:  South Skyride Washroom, BMO Centre Medical Room, Big Four Roadhouse, Grandstand  Level One South, Grandstand Infield. 


Wheelchair check/storage: Should you wish to enjoy some of our programming  without your wheelchair, we do have locations on Park identified as Stroller  Parking where your wheelchair may also be parked. It is important to be aware  that these areas are not necessarily manned and leaving your wheelchair is done  so at your own risk. 


Mobility assistance devices: Devices such as wheelchairs (motorized or manual),  three or four wheel scooters and walkers are permitted on Park for individuals  who require mobility assistance. Wheeled mobility devices with less than three  wheels or devices that cannot maintain stability and balance when stopped,  unpowered or unoccupied are not permitted. Devices must be manually or  electrically powered and operated at a walking pace.