Downtown Calgary

Fluor Rope Square

Jul 06–Jul 13

8:30 am–1:15 pm

Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2P 2M5

At Fluor Rope Square, every day starts with a bacon pancake served hot off a chuckwagon or smokie paired with Stampede-style entertainment including dancers, singers, fiddlers, friendly mascots, plus so much more! All entertainment and activities are FREE! 

You can find Fluor Rope Square and the friendly volunteers of the Calgary Stampede Downtown Attractions Committee (DTA) at Olympic Plaza on the corner of 7th Avenue and Macleod Trail SE across from City Hall and other locations down Stephen Avenue. 


Daily 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Get your flapjacks and bacon hot off the griddles from the back of the authentic Cowboys Rangeland Derby Chuckwagons and Fluor Smokies at Fluor Rope Square. You might even get to meet one of the drivers! Fluor Rope Square serves up our famous bacon pancakes daily.


Entertainment starts at 8:30 a.m. daily

Fluor Rope Square presents family friendly entertainment including dancers, singers, fiddlers, clowns, face painting, mascots, and a High Noon Hootenanny with country music artists. Featured acts over the week include:

  • Everyday: High Steppin Daddy
  • Saturday the 6th: Travelling Mabels
  • Monday: Lucky Sonne
  • Tuesday: Quinton Blair
  • Wednesday: Cole Malone
  • Thursday: Keepin it Country
  • Friday: The Charms
  • Saturday the 13th: Double Suede

You could be invited to compete in the Lammles World Championship Hat Stomping Contest, the Fluor Great Western Flapjack Flip, or be sworn in as a honourary Calgarian. Don’t forget to enter the Fluor Daily Prize Draw!


Tour downtown Calgary in a horse-drawn old time rig. DTA volunteers will be randomly giving out these free tickets to people at Fluor Rope Square this year. Ticket holders are then escorted from Fluor Rope Square at 9:30 a.m. to the departure point on 9th Avenue and 1st Street SW (EnCana Place across from the Palliser Hotel). The tour leaves at 10 a.m. and takes approximately one hour.

Note: this activity is not suitable for those with mobility restrictions.


Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. daily (weather permitting) Members of the five tribes of Treaty 7, dressed in traditional regalia, proudly share their heritage and culture through dance, music and commentaries. Come join them in the Friendship Dance.


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. daily

Kick up your heels and join our square dancers on Stephen Avenue between Centre and 1st Street SW. Experience isn’t necessary! With the help of our Fluor Square Dancers, anyone can learn to dance.

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Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2P 2M5

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