Times & Directions


  • 11:30 a.m. for the 1:30 p.m. start of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo
  • 6:00 p.m. for the 7:45 p.m. start of the Evening Show, featuring the Cowboys Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon Races and Bell Grandstand Show

Calgary Stampede Rodeo 30X Saloon closes for the afternoon at 5:00 p.m. 

Evening Show Guests with reservations for the Evening Show are welcome to arrive starting at 6:00 p.m.

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

No public access to the Calgary Stampede after midnight.



30X Saloon is located at the south end on the main level of GMC Stadium. Guests should access GMC Stadium by using the doors at the south end. Access is by walking only.

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
  • GMC Stadium entrance is just after the bridge on the right side
  • Enter GMC Stadium 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 GMC Stadium
  • Enter GMC Stadium through the south doors near the glass elevator
  • Look for signage directing you to the 30X Saloon
From the Olympic Way Entry

From the Olympic Way entry:

  • Travel south bound to the Saddledome walking toward the Dream Home
  • Follow Stampede Trail 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
  • GMC Stadium is approximately 60 meters south of this section on the left
  • Enter GMC Stadium through the south doors near glass elevator
  • Look for signage directing you to 30X Saloon


Eventholders receive two parking passes, per booking. Parking passes are to be displayed on the rear-view mirror prior to arriving at Stampede Park to ensure efficient entry. 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.

Calgary Stampede Rodeo 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Evening Show 6:00 to 12:00 a.m.

If guests plan to stay after the conclusion of the performances to enjoy other Stampede activities, they will need to move their vehicle. 

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

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