Directions & Times


The 30X Saloon is located at the south end of the main level of the Grandstand. Access is by walking only. You can access 30X Saloon through the south entrance of the Grandstand. Your tickets must be visible at all times.

From the Olympic Way Entry

From the Olympic Way entry:

  • Travel south bound to the Saddledome and cross under the Plus-15 (yellow awning covered walkway).
  • Follow Olympic Way as it bends to the left in front of the Agriculture Building and turns into Stampede Way.
  • Follow this road as it bends to the right.
  • Continue south past Triple B.
  • Grandstand is approximately 60 meters south of Triple B on the left.
  • Enter Grandstand through the south doors near glass elevator.
  • Look for signage directing you to the 30X Saloon.
From the Erlton CTrain Entry

From the Erlton CTrain entry:

  • Follow the plaza that runs along the riverbank.
  • Turn left onto Stampede Trail.
  • Cross the bridge.
  • The Grandstand entrance is just after the bridge on the right side.
  • Enter the Grandstand through the south doors near the glass elevator.
  • Look for signage directing you to the 30X Saloon.
From the Victoria Park CTrain Entry

From the Victoria Park CTrain entry:

  • Once through the gates stay to the right side as you pass into Weadickville.
  • Continue along the path until you reach the Big Four building.
  • From the Big Four building look up and see the Sky Ride directly in front about 30 metres.
  • Follow the path of the Skyride south to the end of the line.
  • Directly across from the south end of the Skyride is the entrance to the Grandstand.
  • Enter the Grandstand through the south doors near the glass elevator.
  • Look for signage directing you to the 30X Saloon.


  • 11:30 am for the 1:30 pm start of the Stampede Rodeo
  • 6:00 pm for the 7:45 pm start of the Evening Show

You are welcome to stay in 30X Saloon following the Stampede Rodeo until 5:00 pm. If you are with us for the Evening Show, we close at midnight.

Daily 30X Saloon & Calgary Stampede Times
11:00 am Calgary Stampede facilities and attractions open​
11:30 am  30X Saloon opens for the afternoon​​
1:15 pm  Stampede Rodeo starts​​
4:30 pm  Stampede Rodeo ends​​
5:00 pm  30X Saloon closes for the afternoon​​
6:00 pm  30X Saloon opens for the evening​​
7:45 pm  Rangeland Derby start​​s
9:30 pm  Intermission - Rangeland Derby ends​​
10:00 pm  Bell Grandstand Show starts​​
11:15 pm  Fireworks finale​​
Midnight  30X Saloon last call​​
Midnight  Calgary Stampede gates close

No public access to the Calgary Stampede after midnight.




You will be provided with two parking passes in the 30X Saloon private parking area adjacent to the south gate. Parking passes are included in each ticket package and colour-coded for each day.

Please display your parking pass on your rear-view mirror prior to arriving at the Calgary Stampede to ensure efficient entry through the pass gate. Entry is possible from either east or westbound on 25 Avenue SE, immediately east of Macleod Trail. As a landmark closest to your desired entry destination, you may wish to look for the large Canadian flag next to the Elbow River.

Parking passes must remain visible inside the vehicle at all times while parked in the ranahans parking lot. Once your vehicle is parked, pedestrian access into the Calgary Stampede will be through the south entrance gate upon presentation of your ticket.

Taxi and personal drop-off and/or pick-up is outside the Erlton Entrance at the south end of Stampede Park.


As an afternoon event ticket-holder, your parking pass is valid from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. As an evening event ticket-holder, your parking pass is valid from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am.

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