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Sporting Events Events & Festivals

Absorb the electric energy as the final minutes tick away. Tens of thousands of people hold their breath in sudden-death overtime. Alberta has two National Hockey League and two Canadian Football League teams, fuelling a heated competition between Edmonton and Calgary. Going to a game when the local teams face off is quite a thrill and gives new meaning to friendly rivalry. Share the contagious excitement that embodies Alberta’s collective sports spirit. Whether you take in a hockey game, show jumping competition at Spruce Meadows, the Tour of Alberta or a World Cup ski race, you’re sure to see why Albertans love their spectator sports.
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Canadian Finals Rodeo

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-11-08 To 2017-11-12 MST

The Canadian Finals Rodeo at Northlands brings together the rural and urban world for six performances of rodeo action . For 44 years, for five days at the beginning of November, Edmonton’s tradition of western heritage comes alive to celebrate the thrilling sport of rodeo. The Canadian Finals Rodeo isn’t just any rodeo; it’s the Canadian championships where the best of the best invade Northlands to be crowned Canada’s elite rodeo athletes. Northlands is proud to welcome rodeo’s toughest competitors to the ring from November 8th - 12th, 2017.

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Oktoberfest II

Calgary, Alberta
2017-10-19 To 2017-10-19 MST | Show All Dates

The Oktoberfest II Tournament welcomes horses and riders to the Spruce Meadows Equi-Plex. Competitions in this Tournament range in height from 0.50m to 1.40m. The Oktoberfest II 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 us 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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PBR Global Cup

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-11-09 To 2017-11-11 MST

“The toughest sport on dirt” comes to Rogers place. The concept is simple: match the world’s best bull riding athletes against the toughest animals in an 8-second man versus beast duel. Of course, it’s only simple until you strap a determined 150-pound cowboy to the back of a temperamental 2,000-pound bull. The result is unparalleled action where danger, drama and heroic accomplishments are just a part of the game. PBR is wrapped in a rock concert environment, complete with pulsating music and explosive pyrotechnics. The combination of intense action and world-class production unrivalled by any other major league sport.

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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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The Harlem Globetrotters

Lethbridge, Alberta
2017-09-26 To 2017-09-26 MST

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their one-of-a-kind family entertainment to Lethbridge, AB when their 2017 World Tour comes to the ENMAX Centre on Tuesday, September 26.

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Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-02-09 To 2018-02-10 MST

The Canadian Birkebeiner, Canada's largest classic cross-country ski event, takes place the second Saturday of every February. Grab a thermos of hot cocoa and come cheer on more than 2,000 cross-country skiers as they whip around the loppet at speeds over 20 km per hour (12.4 mi per hour).

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