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Sporting Events Events & Festivals

A game between Calgary and Edmonton teams is always fierce. City pride is on the line. Expect painted faces and hot dogs, smug jersey-wearing fans and mayors making bets. • Rivalry: On top of NHL hockey and CFL football, catch professional lacrosse, junior hockey, and summer collegiate baseball. • World class: Check out athletes at the top of their game compete against each other and the elements during a World Cup downhill ski race in the Rockies. • Try it: The Tour of Alberta cycling road race is strictly for professionals. But the 60- and 100-kilometre Velothon offers the pro experience to amateurs. 
Hot air ballons Grande Prairie

Horse jumping Spruce Meadows Calgary

Horse jumping at Spruce Meadows


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Gran Fondo Badlands

Drumheller, Alberta
2018-06-23 To 2018-06-23 MST

Gran Fondo Badlands is one of the top 10 Gran Fondo bicycle events in Canada, offering cycling distances from 50 km to 162 km. Ride your bike along the beautiful Red Deer river valley, take in fabulous vistas, the unusual badlands terrain (watch out for the dinosaurs!), cross the river on the ferry and ride over 10 wooden bridges into Wayne (population of 26) on your way to the Baconsaurus Station. Not into road riding? Try the new Gravel Grinder event - ride your gravel or cross bike and try the extremely challenging 92km event. There are fully stocked aid stations enroute and a great lunch after your ride. Staying overnight? Join the fun at the special pre-event dinner.

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Wild mountain rafting weekend

Hinton, Alberta
2017-07-14 To 2017-07-16 MST

July 14th -16th. Make your Wild Mountain Music Festival weekend extra exciting and memorable with a rafting adventure!! Come and enjoy a relaxing float down the Athabasca River with Hinton Rafting Adventures. This tour is a great way to see the Hinton area while you’re on your visiting for the music festival. Call to book your tour.

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Black Spur Ultra

Kimberley, British Columbia
2018-08-24 To 2018-08-26 MST

From the creators of the Sinister 7 Ultra, we are proud to bring you the Black Spur Ultra; a race wrought from the winding, technical single track that trail runners dream about. No pavement, big climbs through rugged terrain, and stunning scenery. In its first year many racers dubbed Black Spur an "instant classic". Hosted at Kimberley Alpine Resort, you can walk to the start line right from your hotel room.Runners can choose to do 108 km solo, 54 km solo or 108 km team relay (teams of 2 to 6).Awards are presented in Female and Male categories for the soloists, and Coed, Female and Male for teams.

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Athabaska Ultra 100

Athabasca, Alberta
2018-07-27 To 2018-07-29 MST

The AthabasKa Ultra 100 is a 100 mile running relay event along the Trans Canada Trail July 27-29. The relay will start in Fort Saskatchewan and finish at Athabasca Landing. The route follows the Trans Canada Trail with transition points in beautiful communities along the trail. Total distance of the race is 175.6 km / 109.1 miles. Start: Fort Saskatchewan; Finish: Athabasca. The whole family can experience the past and present connections with Indigenous and community heritage and the beautiful prairie and river valley landscape.

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YYCMTB Group Rides at Plaid Goat 2018

Canmore, Alberta
2018-06-23 To 2018-06-24 MST

YYCMTB Beginner Ride! If you’re still getting into mountain biking or just want a slower pace, this is the ride for you. They’ll tackle some fun trails and avoid the steep and technical stuff. Meeting Point 1 [look for the black Plaid Goat flags beside the main day lodge].

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Oktoberfest I

Calgary, Alberta
2018-10-10 To 2018-10-14 MST

The Oktoberfest I Tournament welcomes horses and riders to the Spruce Meadows Equi-Plex. Competitions in this Tournament range in height from 0.80m to 1.40m. The Oktoberfest I is the perfect tournament to experience competition up-close and in the indoor comfort of the Equi-Plex. You and your family are welcome to join them and watch the competitions. A food concession is available to help you enjoy your experience at Spruce Meadows. Admission and parking are complimentary.

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