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It’s Rodeo Time in Alberta!

Cowboys and horse trailers on the weekends can mean only one thing: it’s rodeo time in Alberta.

The down-home intimacy of a rural rodeo in Alberta makes one feel like they are part of the wild west action that brings rodeo fans and contestants together year after year. Rural rodeos are where champions are born and bred – both the two-legged and four-legged variety. And Alberta’s small town rodeos bring big time thrills. It’s impossible for people to stay in their seats when the close up action takes hold. When the dust settles it’s time for some serious cowboy chow and some serious dancing. Most rodeos are part of a larger hometown fair with food, events and dances. 

There are more than 100 pro rodeos and other rodeos around the province, large and small, where everyone fits right in. The rodeo season in Alberta is a packed one - starting with the Camrose Spring Classic Pro Rodeo, March 15 – 17.

April is also a great time to dust off your boots and get to an Alberta rodeo:
Medicine Hat Stampede – April 19 – 21 
Kananaskis Pro Rodeo in Coleman – Apr 26 – 28 

For the complete pro rodeo schedule, please visit

Click here for more Alberta rodeo experiences.


As part of Travel Alberta’s Alberta Stories initiative, we have launched a new Alberta story on YouTube to celebrate rodeo in Alberta. The Alberta Stories initiative plays an important role in bringing Alberta’s tourism brand to life. These stories showcase the true character and distinctive personalities at the core of Alberta’s tourism experience and continue to deepen the connection we have with our visitors.


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