June 13, 2019
little girl with balloon enjoying the Stampede parade

Be prepared for Stampede 2019 – here are some tips for getting around.­­­­

Stampede Parade

Let us help get you to and from the Stampede Parade on Friday, July 5. All downtown CTrain stations are within one block of the parade route and continue running during the parade. Normal fares apply during the parade. The free fare zone is between City Hall and Kirby stations.

The parade prelude starts at 8 a.m. and the main parade starts at 9 a.m. 


New: This year, bus detours for the downtown core will start at the beginning of service

The following routes will be detoured:
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 13, 17, 18, 24, 62, 63, 64, 69, 70, 90, 102, 103, 107, 109, 110, 112, 116, 117, 133, 142, 151, 300, 301, 302, 305, MP, 411 and 449

When the parade is finished, thousands of people make their way to the Stampede Grounds. Here are some options to get you there:

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From City Hall Station, it's only a 10-15 minute walk to the main gates.
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Catch a shuttle bus to Erlton/Stampede Station from:

  • Macleod Trail @ 7 Avenue S.E.
    (Old City Hall)
  • 1 Street @ 7 Avenue S.E.
    (Convention Centre Parkade)
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Take the Red Line CTrain to Victoria Park/Stampede or Erlton/Stampede stations. Centre Street and City Hall stations become extremely crowded between 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  You may have to wait to get onto a CTrain.

Here is a map showing the different options to get to the grounds.

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24-hour CTrain service

From July 4 - 14, we’re running 24 hour CTrain service:

  • Every 5-8 minutes from 6 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.
  • Every 15-30 minutes from 12:45 a.m. – 6 a.m.

Travelling from the North? The Stampede North Express bus, Route 504, starts at North Pointe Terminal and has 11 stops along the way to the Stampede Grounds.

Route 504 schedule:

  • Every 7 to 15 minutes until 1 a.m.

Also, some bus routes from downtown will run later than normal.

For schedules and maps, please use our Next Ride or Schedules feature.

Discounted day passes

Discounted Transit Day Passes

Discounted transit day passes can be purchased through ticket vending machines at CTrain stations and are valid for one full day (until 4 a.m. the following day) July 4-14, 2019. 

  • Adult day pass:  $7 (reg. $10.75)
  • Youth day pass: $5 (reg. $7.75)

Stay safe and have fun!

Stay safe and have fun

Here are a few tips to ensure you have safe Stampede while using Calgary Transit:

  • Look both ways before crossing the CTrain tracks and only cross at the designated crossings.
  • Stand behind the yellow line on the CTrain platforms.
  • Hold your kids’ hands.
  • Report immediate concerns by texting us at 74100, calling us at 403-262-1000 (option 1), or using the help buttons/phones. Always call 9-1-1 in an emergency.