Directions & Times

ranahans is located at the north end of the third level of the Grandstand. Access is by walking only. 

DINING & PRIVATE DINING ACCESS 

Main and private dining guests who hold a ticket will access the venue through the well-marked private entrance to ranahans Lobby between the north and main entrance from the Grandstand courtyard. They will be escorted to a private elevator and taken directly to the third level.

LOUNGE + PATIO ACCESS

ranahans Lounge + Patio guests will access the venue through the entrance (red awning) beside the north doors of the Grandstand courtyard and proceed up the escalator to the third level to enter ranahans on the north side of the venue.

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
  • If you have a dining ticket: enter ranahans through the well marked private entrance between the north and main entrances of the Grandstand from the Grandstand courtyard
  • If you are visiting the lounge + patio: access the venue through the entrance (red awning) beside the north doors of the Grandstand courtyard and proceed up the escalator to the north doors to enter ranahans
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
  • If you have a dining ticket: enter ranahans through the well marked private entrance between the north and main entrances of the Grandstand from the Grandstand courtyard
  • If you are visiting the lounge + patio: access the venue through the entrance (red awning) beside the north doors of the Grandstand courtyard and proceed up the escalator to the north doors to enter ranahans
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
  • Take a left at the Dream Home
  • Follow this road as it bends to the right
  • Continue south past the outdoor barbeques and Nashville North
  • The Grandstand is approximately 60 meters south of this section on the left
  • If you have a dining ticket: enter ranahans through the well marked private entrance between the north and main entrances of the Grandstand from the Grandstand courtyard
  • If you are visiting the lounge + patio: access the venue through the entrance (red awning) beside the north doors of the Grandstand courtyard and proceed up the escalator to the north doors to enter ranahans

TIMES

  • 11:30 a.m. for the 1:30 p.m. start of the Stampede Rodeo
  • 6:00 p.m. for the 8:00 p.m. start of the Evening Show
Daily ranahans & Calgary Stampede Times
11:00 am  Calgary Stampede facilities and attractions open
11:30 am ranahans dining for afternoon performance ticketholders, lounge + patio opens
1:30 pm  Stampede Rodeo starts
4:30 pm  Stampede Rodeo ends (approximate)
5:30 pm ranahans dining for afternoon performance ticketholders closes
6:00 pm ranahans dining for evening performance ticketholders opens
8:00 pm  Evening Show starts
9:30 pm  Intermission
10:00 pm  Bell Grandstand Show starts​​
11:10 pm  Fireworks finale​
11:30 pm ranahans last call
Midnight Calgary Stampede gates close

No public access to the Calgary Stampede after midnight.

PARKING

Main and private dining guests receive one parking pass per table, per performance. 

Parking passes are to be displayed on the rear-view mirror prior to arriving at Stampede Park to ensure efficient entry through the pass gate. Entry is possible from either east or westbound on 25th Avenue SE, immediately east of Macleod Trail. As a landmark closest to the parking lot, look for the large Canadian flag next to the Elbow River.

Parking passes must remain visible inside the vehicle at all times. Once the vehicle is parked, pedestrian access into the Calgary Stampede will be through the Erlton Entrance at the south end of Stampede Park with the presentation of a ticket, Member or Founders Club card.

Taxi and personal drop-off and/or pick-up is also outside the Erlton Entrance.

PARKING ACCESS TIMES

As an afternoon event ticketholder, the parking pass is valid from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. As an evening event ticketholder, the parking pass is valid from 6:00 p.m to 12:00 a.m.

*NEW As a Premium Seating guest there is no need to purchase gate admission. A ticket is your admission to the Calgary Stampede through any of the three entrance gates anytime on the day of the event, and to the Grandstand. 

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