For this year’s Stampede parade, The City of Calgary has reserved eight locations along the parade route to accommodate people with mobility challenges (canes, walkers, wheelchairs, scooters) and their friends/families.
Accessible viewing zones will be sectioned-off with barricades, and will have signs indicating they are reserved for people with mobility challenges. Each location will be monitored by a City of Calgary staff member.
The eight accessible viewing zones will be reserved for people with mobility challenges until 8 a.m. on parade day (Friday, July 8). Space is limited, so get there early! If space remains in the viewing areas after 8 a.m., they will be opened up to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Accessible viewing zone locations
Accessible viewing zones will be located on 6 Avenue and 9 Avenue, in the following eight areas:
- On 6 Avenue at: 1 street S.E., 2 Street S.W., 6 Street S.W. and 9 Street S.W.
- On 9 Avenue at: Centre Street, 2 Street S.W., 6 Street S.W. and 9 Street S.W.
See the Stampede Parade accessible viewing zone location map
Please note – Roads and sidewalks in downtown Calgary become extremely busy and congested on parade day. We recommend arriving no later than 6:30 or 7 a.m. in order to beat the rush.
Transportation to and from the parade
Access Calgary will provide drop-off and pick-up services near the designated accessible viewing zones. Reserve your ride to the parade by contacting Access Calgary directly.
Access Calgary drop-off and pick-up areas will be located at:
- 701 - 9 Avenue S.W.
- 301 - 9 Avenue S.W.
- 205 - 6 Avenue S.W.
Drop-offs will be between 6:40 a.m. and 7 a.m. The first pick-up will be at 12:30 p.m.
The CTrain runs before, during and after the parade. Visit Calgary Transit for information on routes and schedules.
Parade day road closures
A number of downtown roads will be closed between 7:30 a.m. and noon on Friday, July 8:
- 6 Avenue is closed from 6 Street S.E. to 10 Street S.W.
- 10 Street S.W. is closed from 6 Avenue to 9 Avenue S.W.
- 9 Avenue is closed from 11 Street S.W. to 8 Street S.E.
Please note – Accessible viewing zones are made to accommodate mobility devices and do not have seating. Please bring your own chair if you require seating.
Stampede Parade accessible viewing zone location map