Calgary Stampede 1

(photo credit: Jeff Millar)

For those who like to plan ahead and have already started thinking about their summer travel plans, be sure to put The Calgary Stampede on your radar. The world’s largest rodeo, the Stampede draws an estimated 250,000 wannabe cowgirls and cowboys looking to drink beer, yell yee-haw and soak up the Wild West lifestyle. Activities include bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie-down roping and chuck wagon racing and shots of Jägermeister.