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Work Hard, Play Hard

The history of sport in Cowtown

Saddledome - 555 Saddledome Rise


Aug 3 @ 2pm

Calgary was a tough place to live when it was founded. Sometimes surviving seemed like a never ending battle. However, through all the harsh winters and long days farming, Calgarians still found time for fun and games. Come hear some incredible stories of victory and epic stories of failure in some of Canada's most famous sports. We'll also discuss how 3 different organizations/events put Calgary on the map globally. This tour is a must for any sports fan, but great for non-sports fans as well.



Olympic Plaza, Saddledome, Stampede Grounds, Fort Calgary


Baseball, hockey, lacrosse, football, wrestling, Stampede, and the Olympic Games.


We are collecting donations for the Chinook Country Historical Society. They are absolutely voluntary. There is no cost for the tour.

We will cover 3kms on this walk, so wear comfortable shoes! Dress appropriately for the weather. Bring sunscreen or an umbrella if necessary, water, and a snack.

There is no break on this tour so please go to the washroom ahead of time. Washrooms on Stampede Grounds will not be available.

Each tour is comprised of different people, as such we cannot guarantee the length of the tour. Some groups ask more questions, some groups walk at slower paces, and some groups take longer at break to return. Therefore, some tours go longer than 2 hours, and some are shorter.

Reservations are not necessary. Walk-ups are welcome. However, our guides are busy and we do not want to waste their time, so tours do require 2 reservations 12 hours prior to the start time of the tour for the tour to commence. We recommend strongly that you make a reservation. Reservations also allow us to put on more guides if the demand requires it so we can keep tour group sizes smaller.


Scotiabank Saddledome Stairs - map here


Tour will commence rain or shine

Tour is completely free

We will be accepting donations for the Chinook Country Historical Society

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