About

The 10 Days of the Calgary Stampede

The Stampede Caravan Committee is the team of volunteers that puts on the famous Calgary Stampede breakfasts. These breakfasts have been part of the Calgary tradition for more than 85 years. We get out early in the morning, rain or shine, to provide a Calgary welcome and a western pancake breakfast and entertainment. The best part, it’s free of charge to those who attend!

A Caravan Breakfast includes:

  • Flapjacks, sausage, juice and all the trimmings
  • Native hoop dancing demonstration
  • Visits from the Stampede Queen & Princesses, Rodeo cowboys, mascots and visiting dignitaries

Your Private Breakfast

Our energetic and fun volunteers can provide a fabulous entertainment package for your event. Our committee focuses on events that have a minimum of 1000 participants and a minimum charge applies per person based on your event. We’ll bring the pancakes, syrup, sausage, juice (and of course, the fun!) Stampede Caravan style, to your event. To inquire about booking a Caravan breakfast, fill out an event request application.

History

During the 1923 Calgary Stampede, a grizzled young chuckwagon driver by the name of Jack Morton had, (due to lack of funds or accommodation), resorted to camping at the CPR train station in downtown calgary. Jack, a likable character, was well-known in the area. Soon old friends began stopping by for a visit. One morning a number of cowboys were sharing Jack’s breakfast as Calgarians and visitors alike passed by. They were cordially invited to join the group. Thus began the tradition of friendly hospitably, which has made Calgary famous throughout the world.

Such tradition is carried on today by the Stampede Caravan. Since 1976, these enthusiastic volunteers have been providing a hearty meal and good old-fashioned western entertainment for special events around the World. They’ve spread Calgary hospitality throughout Canada and as far away as Great Britain, Kentucky, Hong Kong, Australia and Texas.

For information and tickets to the 2017 Calgary Stampede, visit the Calgary Stampede website.