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Spruce Meadows

#1 of 303 things to do in Calgary Features Animals
18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary, Alberta T2J 5G5, Canada
+1 403-974-4200
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World Class Venue

I love everything Spruce Meadows. It is FREE admission to all events, I love my horses and I never... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandy H
Fort St. John
Something for everyone

Of course you go to see horses, but if ther is someone in your group that isn't as crazy about it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Calgary, Canada
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Based in Calgary, Canada, Spruce Meadows is the brainchild of the Southern family who built a Show Jumping complex at the foothills of the Alberta Rocky Mountains. It was in 1976 that the first Spruce Tournaments were held, with annual spectator attendances reaching over 50,000 by the end of the decade. Today, Spruce Meadows boasts one of the greatest outdoor equestrian venues in the world and offers an incredible experience for riders and fans alike. Spruce Meadows focuses on the organization and hosting of show jumping tournaments of unmatched quality for junior, amateur and professional athletes in a manner that reflects basic family values in a clean, green and welcoming environment that celebrates the horse and encourages the breeding and training of quality sport horses and the teaching and development of athletes.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary, Alberta T2J 5G5, Canada
Southwest Calgary
+1 403-974-4200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love everything Spruce Meadows. It is FREE admission to all events, I love my horses and I never get enough of been around them. I have some awesome picture of Ian Miller & Big Ben...and 1000's more of other horses. The food vendors at...More

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course you go to see horses, but if ther is someone in your group that isn't as crazy about it as you are that's not a problem. Go in September during Equi Fair and check out international foods, art, gifts, historical displays. Did I...More

Thank heartequine2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful place for a wedding! Everything was top notch. The meal was scrumptious and the venue itself was very nice!

Thank Ida M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly a Calgary gem. You can visit at any time to tour and see the many horses. There are 3 main shows which shows the horse & rider moving fast over the various jumps. Competitors are from all over the world and they...More

Thank Hoopsr40
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful to see horse jumping, dog, garden shows. They have Christmas lights tour there. you can see world champion horses there, the pipes and drum people are really good out there.

Thank reneeprok
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Special settings for a visit during the day and beautiful lights for the evening. You may find unique decorations or Christmas related items from different places. You can even take pictures with santa's reindeers😉.

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live close to Spruce Meadows and when I have the chance to I go. I love the Christmas Market in November. It is a beautiful site to walk. Very friendly.

Thank LianeandDon
Reviewed 1 week ago

When they have other events then Horses, they do such a great job of Cleaning that you can not Smell Horse in the buildings that the event is in.

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are the most beautiful in the world, there are activities for both adults and children to watch. For the hungry at heart there is food from all over the world.

Thank dwspence2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spruce Meadows is located on the southern edge of Calgary just off of highway 22x. It is a world class Equestrian facility. The grounds are well maintained, and reasonably priced ($35 for reserved seats, $5 per person for rush seating). For major events, there is...More

Thank odetowilson
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30 July 2017|
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Response from Roger P | Reviewed this property |
yes you can visit daily.0900-1800
23 July 2017|
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Response from Westerner64 | Reviewed this property |
Weather in September is usually excellent. Not rainy like June.
Kristina D
14 May 2017|
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Response from Guy C | Reviewed this property |
I think it depends on what is going on at the time. There are so many events there all the time. Generally if you're coming for a small event or something hosted by an outside organizer you wouldn't pay for parking but if... More