Calgary & Area

One of my favourite day trips from Calgary is to visit Cochrane, so when I had the chance to check out the Calgary Police Rodeo this weekend, there was no way I would pass it up.  

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After visiting countless Calgary Stampede rodeos, I vowed never to get on top of a bull. That all changed when I visited the 2012 Cochrane SummerFest on a hot July day.

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This year, plan to attend Okotoks’ HarvestFest, which is held on Thanksgiving long weekend.

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There aren’t many places where you can watch the sun set over the Rockies while you’re sitting on a midway ride. But you can in Cochrane, during the annual Cochrane Fair.  

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While many have visited the Calgary Stampede rodeo, the nearby town of Strathmore is home to one of the biggest CPRA-sanctioned rodeos around.

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