528,998 people gathered again at the 2021 edition of the Calgary Stampede. Officials say that over the 10-day event, they saw around 50,000 people daily.
The outdoor event was the first of its kind in a post restriction Alberta. With the American border still closed for travelers, 75 percent of the attendance was from the Calgary area, which includes Cochrane. The last quarter was split with 13 percent coming from areas around Alberta and 12 percent from other provinces.
While there was no Stampede in 2020 due to COVID-19, in 2019 The Calgary Stampede saw 1,275,465 people come down to the grounds.
Nashville North was very popular. Over 60,000 people packed the venue over 10 days to see Canadian country superstars such as Brett Kissel, Jess Moskaluke, and more.
Entry into Nashville North required proof of vaccination or a negative, rapid-COVID-19 test. 27 percent of people went with the test, while 73 percent proved to be vaccinated. Less than 18 people asking for entry tested positive for the virus.
Officials are looking forward to the 2022 edition, with chuckwagons expected to return.