10 Reasons to Visit Spruce Meadows

Spruce Meadows in Calgary
Spruce Meadows in Calgary
Horse Jumping in Calgary

10 Reasons to Visit Spruce Meadows

Jump into family friendly fun at Spruce Meadows in Calgary.

Spruce Meadows brings the best international show jumping athletes and horses to Calgary each year. This premiere venue has everything from shopping and kids activities to international flavours and live music that will have everyone in the family jumping for joy.



See champion show jumpers



So glad I was able to see Amy Millar compete, and with a clean round too!!

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Spruce Meadows attracts the best show jumpers in the world and brings together elite equestrian athletes and horses. Spruce Meadows tournaments like the National, Continental, North American, and Masters, are marquee sports events worth checking off your bucket list.

Admission is inexpensive



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It might surprise you to know how inexpensive it is to see the best show jumpers in the world up close and personal. Rush seating is only $5.00 while children 12 and under are free.

Bring your dog



Spruce Meadows is dog friendly so you can marvel at the best horse jumpers from around the world with your K9 pal by your side. Be sure to keep your dog on a leash and clean up after Rover while on the grounds.

Shop till you drop



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Take a break from the equestrian festivities and shop the Spruce Meadows Marketplace with over 45 vendors and exhibitors selling unique crafts, clothing, and collectibles.

Enjoy flavours of the world



Wine and cheese with a view? Pub food on the patio? Schnitzel at the plaza? There is food to satisfy everyone’s tastes at Spruce Meadows from the Time Faults Pub and Café Vino to the international Flavours of the World Café.

Bring the whole family



Happy Canada day! #canada #sprucemeadows @fakecrabmeat

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Spruce Meadows is kid friendly, with face painting, wagon rides, and pony rides that will have everyone jumping for joy. The Real Canadian Superstore Playground and family favourite RE/MAX Prairie Dogs are guaranteed crowd pleasers for the whole family.

Celebrate Canadian athletes



Canada’s best show jumpers compete at Spruce Meadows. You can show your pride for the true north strong and free and cheer on the best equestrian athletes in Canada.

Music and pageantry



The entertainment doesn’t stop in the show jumping ring. Enjoy the live entertainment when you visit including local favorites like the incredible Royal Canadians, the special rifle salute by the Feu de Joie, the music of the Calgary Stetson Show Band, Calgary Round-Up Band, and the Calgary Fiddlers.

Pair your pretzel with a Big Rock Beer



Make the Big Rock Brewery Beer Hut your first stop and enjoy a cold beer and an authentic Bavarian pretzel for the big game way to see the best show jumpers in the world. Cheers to the Oxer Ale!

Run a rugged race



When the horses aren’t jumping the runners are running. Spruce Meadows hosts a series of fun 5K and 10K races along with Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Races. These races are a unique opportunity to get some exercise or cheer on friends and family and see this world renowned equestrian facility in Calgary in a whole different way.

Check out everything at Spruce Meadows

Year-round, there is a ton of things to see and do at Spruce Meadows. Whether it's winter or summer, check out the Spruce Meadows website to see what's going on at their site on the south end of the city.