The Calgary Stampede operates and controls all parking facilities on site. A paid parking system is operated at the prevailing rate for all events. Overnight parking on Stampede Park is permitted in the case of incapacitated drivers, and oversized vehicles will be charged according to the number of spaces they require.
Parking prohibition will be enforced in, but not limited to, fire lanes, service throughways, exhibit halls, meeting rooms and other areas posted “No Parking”. Unauthorized vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.
There are three main entrances onto Stampede Park:
- South Entrance located at 25th Ave and 4th Street SE. This entrance is for the general public.
- North Entrance located at Olympic Way and 14 Ave. SE. This entrance is for the general public.
- 3A Street Gate located between Olympic Way and 3rd Street on 14th Ave. SE. This entrance is only for trade and consumer show exhibitors.
Additionally, there is dedicated parking available (Lots 10 and 11) for BMO Centre meeting and function venues, which can be accessed from 12th Avenue at 3rd Street. This entrance does not provide vehicle access to Stampede Park, and is open during event hours. Parking fees are in effect.
Exhibitor Parking Permits
Exhibitor Parking Permits allow multiple entries for the dates the permit is valid. Exhibitor Parking Permits are not for the general public. These permits are for the convenience of those conducting business with Stampede Park as exhibitors in the various shows. Exhibitor Parking Permits may be for multiple days, as long as the days are consecutive, or they may be single days permits. Single day permits have a surcharge for production and administrative purposes. Exhibitor Parking Permits may be purchased at the Parking Booths during Stampede trade shows, through pre-ordered forms; from the Parking Office, or your Event Coordinator. The exhibitor parking order forms can be submitted.
If and event or exhibitors require dead storage, this can be arranged in supplemental lots, provided space is available. If dead storage is required in Lot 1, a rate per square foot will be applied.
Please note that arrangements for dead storage must be made with your Event Coordinator in advance of the move in for the event.
Exhibitors arriving at this entrance will have had to enter the Park through either the 25th Avenue or the Olympic Way entrances. All vehicles entering through these gates must have a valid Parking Permit or bill of laden, or will be required to pay the parking fee.
Exhibitors who are charged the parking fee may take their receipt to any Cashier Booth and the Cashier will credit the amount paid towards the purchase of an Exhibitor’s Parking Permit.
Exhibitors will be asked to unload and then park their vehicles in a marked parking stall. If all parking stalls are filled, the exhibitor will be allowed to unload but once unloaded will have to park his vehicle in another lot.
Big Four Trade Show Truck and Trailer Parking
During move-in and move-out transport companies and display companies may park their large trucks and trailers near the loading doors of the Big Four Building, provided they do not block fire lanes. During show hours, each Display Company may park one semi-trailer along the fence at the south end of the Big Four Building. Additional parking is available in the aforementioned area for a charge. Free parking is available for these vehicles in the "S Barn" lot.
Exceptions to this policy must be negotiated in advance, in order to ensure a mutually satisfactory agreement is reached. Please contact your event coordinator for more information.
All parking lots are well lit and monitored with Closed Circuit TVs. During major event lots are manned with parking attendants, parking supervisors and a controller located at an aerial advantage point. Stampede Park is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by Park Patrol members who will respond to emergencies and security incidents.
Stampede Express Trolley Service
The Stampede Express Trolley provides a free shuttle service from parking lots to buildings during major event times. Please contact your Event Coordinator for more information.
Patron Vehicle Assistance Program
The following services are available to patrons and are included in the cost of your parking fee:
- Boosting Service
- Lock De-icer
- Emergency Vehicle Relocation (On-site)
- Complementary coffee for patron while waiting
- Park maps to assist patron in finding building of the event they are attending
- Personal Escort patrons and staff to vehicles if they feel unsafe
- CCTV Escort patrons and staff to vehicles if they feel unsafe. (monitor by camera from building to car)
Please call 403-261-0224 when requesting CCTV Escort or Personal Escort; or to request other Patron Vehicle Assistance services.
Parking Gate Information Services
Parking gate attendants can provide the following:
- Maps of the city that can be given to patron with directions from attendant
- Park maps to assist patron in finding closest parking to building of the event they are attending
- Information on venues and events happening on parking, in the city and surrounding area