It all started, quite innocently...
....with a 'snack' on 9th Avenue!

(Atlantic Avenue back then)

Cowboys cooking Stampede Breakfast near the old CPR Station on 9th avenue in 1923During the 1923 Calgary Stampede, a grizzled young chuckwagon driver by the name of Jack Morton had, (due to lack of funds for accommodation), resorted to camping at the CPR train station in downtown Calgary. Jack, a likeable character, was  well-known in the area. Soon old friends began stopping by for a visit. One morning a number of cowboys were sharing Jack's breakfast as Calgarians and visitors alike passed by. They were cordially invited to join the group. Thus began the tradition of friendly hospitality, which has made Calgary famous throughout the world.

Stampede Caravan
Such tradition is carried on today by the Stampede Caravan. Year round these enthusiastic volunteers from the Calgary Stampede provide a hearty meal and good, old fashioned, western entertainment for special large tourism related special events anywhere in the World.

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Since 1976 Stampede Caravan has been spread'in our brand of Calgary hospitality throughout Canada and as far away as Great Britain, Kentucky, Hong Kong, Australia and Texas.

During The Stampede, you'll find the Stampede Caravan at major Calgary shopping centres. You'll be served up some flapjacks, sausage with all the trimmin's and of course a little juice to go with it. Then we'll set your toes a tapping with a helping of good ole country music. You'll experience a part of Canada's heritage by witnessing a demonstration of native hoop dancing. You'll meet the Stampede Queen and her Princesses, rodeo cowboys, mascots and visiting dignitaries. Your children can enjoy clowns,  a petting zoo and pony rides. You'll see top marching bands from around the world and you may even get to try out your country dancing shoes.

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