Here comes Stampede!
The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth is barrelling down on us (did you see what I did there?) like the tourist attraction of a freight train that it truly is.
But we’re old hands here, aren’t we? And as old hands we know that with Stampede comes construction. It’s as if the City is determined to keep people from getting into Calgary, and once they’re in they’re determined to keep them here. Those of us that live here year ’round just grit out teeth and turn up the radio when we hit the inevitable slowdowns. We’re old hands, and we’re prepared for it. But it helps to be a little more prepared than usual.
17th Ave S (both West and East) are currently torn up, and if you’re interested in getting around either of the International Avenues, you might want to keep an eye on the City construction map. For us, 17th Ave SW hosts many of Calgary’s best places to eat, so we keep an eye on developments.