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2023
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2023 Calgary Stampede - getting around

The Calgary Stampede is kicking off 10 days of fun starting with the 2023 Calgary Stampede Parade Friday, July 7. Parade spectators are encouraged to walk, bike or use Calgary Transit to get into the downtown core.

There will be a number of road closures to accommodate events all over the city during the Calgary Stampede (July 7-July 16, 2023). Here are some alternative ways to get you around:

Parade Day road closures and detours

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday July 7, the following roads will be closed for parade setup:

  • 6 Street S.E. between 6 Avenue S.E. and 9 Avenue S.E.
  • 5 Street S.E. between 6 Avenue S.E. and 9 Avenue S.E.
  • 6 Avenue S.E. between 3 Street S.E. and 5 Street S.E.
  • 7 Avenue S.E. between 4 Street S.E. and 6 Street S.E.
  • 8 Avenue S.E. between 4 Street S.E. and 6 Street S.E.

Friday July 7, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

  • 9 Avenue S.E. between 8 Street S.E. and 3 Street S.E.
  • 4 Street S.E. between 6 Avenue S.E. and 9 Avenue S.E.
  • 3 Street S.E. between 4 Avenue S.E. and 9 Avenue S.E.
  • Westbound 6 Avenue from 3 Street S.E. to 11 Street S.W.
  • 10 Street S.W. from 6 Avenue S.W. to 9 Avenue S.W.
  • Eastbound 9 Avenue from 11 Street S.W. to 3 Street S.E.
  • The morning connector from Bow Trail to westbound 5 Avenue S.W. will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. only.

All roadways are expected to reopen by approximately 2 p.m.
All parade roadways will remain closed until approximately 2 p.m., to protect public and pedestrian safety along the whole route. Vehicles in parkades and residences along those roads will not be able exit until the entire parade is complete.

Alternate routes into downtown

  • Eastbound traffic on 9 Avenue will be directed to 11 Street S.W.
  • Motorists are advised to use 5 Avenue or 12 Avenue to bypass the closures.
  • Motorists are encouraged to use Blackfoot Trail, Stoney Trail, Crowchild Trail, 16 Avenue, and Deerfoot Trail as alternate routes into downtown.

See the Stampede parade Route map.

Parking lot closures

During the parade, there will be limited access to several Calgary Parking parkades and surface lots along the parade route. 

The following parking lots will be closed:

Thursday, July 6 from noon until Friday, July 7 at 2 p.m.

  • Lot 55, East Village (north half) – (724 - 4 St. S.E.)
  • Lot 75, (401 - 4 Ave. S.E.)

During this time contract holders (monthly and flex pass) of these lots can park at Lot 36 (City Hall) or Lot 62 (Platform Parkade). Note: both Lot 36 and Lot 62 are closed by Calgary Police Services during the parade. Customers who need to park on July 7 must do so prior to 7:30 a.m. and cannot exit the facility until the road is reopened at 2 p.m.

Friday, July 7 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Lot 74 (6 a.m. closure) - East Village (656 Confluence Way S.E.)
  • Lot 77 (6 a.m. closure) - East Village (415 - 7 Ave S.E.)
  • Lot 78 (6 a.m. closure) - East Village (424 - 8 Ave S.E.)
  • Lot 79 (6 a.m. closure) - East Village (427 - 8 Ave S.E.)
  • Riverwalk Parkade (6 a.m. closure) - (620 - 6 Ave S.E.)

Friday, July 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Lot 7 (208 - 9 Ave S.W.)
  • Lot 24, Arts Commons Parkade (829 Macleod Tr. S.E.)
  • Lot 25, City Centre Parkade (9 Ave access closed, only) – (221 9 Ave S.W.)
  • Lot 36, City Hall Parkade (322 - 9 Ave S.E.)
  • Lot 54, Centennial Parkade (608 - 9 Ave. S.W. / 823- 5 St. S.W)
  • Lot 55, East Village (north half) – (724 - 4 St. S.E.)
  • Lot 60, Convention Centre Parkade (727 - 1 St. S.E.)
  • Lot 61 (701 - 11 St. S.W.)
  • Lot 62, Platform Parkade (399 - 9 Ave. S.E.)
  • Lot 64, (825 - 11 St. S.W.)
  • Lot 83 (940 - 8 Ave. S.W.)
  • Fort Calgary (750 - 9 Ave. S.E.)

On-street ParkPlus zones along the parade route will not be accessible during the parade, but will be in effect once roads re-open.

Visit the Calgary Parking for more information.

Calgary Transit service

CTrain service runs before, during and after the parade. All downtown CTrain stations are within one block of the parade route.

Bus route detours become effective at 7 a.m. Transit service is adjusted on Parade Day, check the website for details.

Stampede taxi and Uber/Lyft zones

Taxi (24 hours)

·       14 Avenue S.E. east of 5 Street S.E.

·       South side of Stampede Park, north of 25 Avenue S.E.

Taxi (8 p.m. to 5 a.m.)

·       12 Avenue S.W. between 1 Street S.E. and 3 Street S.E.

Ride Share - Uber/Lyft (24 hours)

·       14 Avenue S.W. between Stampede Trail S.W. and 5 Street S.W.

·       South side of Stampede Park, north of 25 Avenue S.E.

Ride Share - Uber/Lyft (8 p.m. to 5 a.m.)

·       10 Avenue S.E. between 1 Street S.E. and Olympic Way S.E.

·       1 Street S.E. between 10 Avenue S.E. and 12 Avenue S.E.