Double the Fun

Double up on your Stampede fun at Sam Centre! Be the first to discover the grit & glory of Stampede’s greatest stories at Calgary’s newest immersive experience, Sam Centre, ticket includes admission to Stampede Park for only $30! Limited time offer - Your Ticket includes admission to Sam Centre and admission to Stampede Park valid for date of purchase through July 5-14.

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What is Sam Centre?

Sam Centre will share the Stampede Story through multiple mediums: exhibits, an immersive digital experience, personally facilitated moments and an artifact and archival collection space.

Sam Centre will be a one-of-a-kind place animated by captivating showcases, vibrant learning spaces and compelling storytelling, all brought to life through the knowledge, warmth and hospitality of Sam volunteers and employees - with you at the center of the action.

Hours and Admission

Mondays: Closed
Tuesday to Friday: 12pm - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 4pm
Holiday Mondays: 9am - 4pm

Pricing

General (18+) $25 
Youth (6-17 yrs) $15
Child (3-5 yrs) $12 
Senior (60+) $22
Family (2 adults, up to 4 children) $90
2yrs and under are free

*All prices exclusive of GST. Sam Centre is a cashless venue, accepting debit/credit only.


Open every day: 8am - 5pm

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Sam Centre admission can be purchased online in advance or in person on the day of visit. Admission is required for Ross Glen Gallery, Scown Gallery and Stampede Sensations. Maisie Eatery does not require a ticket.

No refunds or exchanges available. All sales are final.

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Things To Do

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Ross Glen Gallery

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Scown Gallery

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Stampede Sensations

Getting Here

Sam Centre guest complimentary parking is located on 11th Ave and 5th Street SE. Use the address 630-522, 11th Ave SE to navigate to the guest parking.

Public transportation

Located slightly northeast of Victoria Park/Stampede CTrain station, Sam Centre can be accessed by regular CTrain and bus service throughout the year. Skip the ticket vending machine line-ups and save time purchasing fares by buying your pass on My Fare, Calgary Transit's mobile ticketing app. You can download the app any time and buy your pass right when you need it. For details visit calgarytransit.com/MyFare. For more information on Calgary Transit's services, schedules, and tickets, visit calgarytransit.com.


Walking and Biking

Located just south of the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, Sam Centre is easily accessible by bike and walking, along the River path. Bike racks are located just East of Sam Centre at the TransAlta Performing Arts Studio.

Maisie Eatery

Maisie Eatery, located in Arthur's Hall within Sam Centre, is a memorable dining and social experience – freshly re-imagined with every visit. Maisie is a sizzling, interactive experience that gives you the power to choose from our ready-made selection of delicacies that change daily!

Who is Maisie? Maisie is a piece of our history as well as our inspiration, she is the driving force behind our culinary creativity. Taking inspiration from the exceptional cooks of our personal past, our Eatery is built for a loyal following of regulars who eagerly await to gather with friends.

Guests come for hand-crafted fare in an environment surrounded by natural light and mile-high ceilings and warm, personal touch of our immersive dining experience as they interact with chefs who present their creations.

Admission tickets to Sam are not required to access Maisie Eatery.

Please note: Eating and drinking are not permitted in our galleries. Guests are also welcome to enjoy refreshments in the Gardens. Accommodations can be pre-arranged for school and other groups.

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Sam Centre Travel Trade Packages

We have Travel Trade packages that can operate any time of day.  Tours may be self directed or with a Sam Guest Ambassador. All packages include a Sam signature souvenir and discounted dining.

  • PACKAGE 1: $34.00 per person + 5% tax, 60 mins, self-directed tour.  Visitors can experience Sam and its personally facilitated moments at their own pace.

  • PACKAGE 2: $39.00 per person + 5% tax,  minimum 10 People,  90 mins. Upon arrival, a Sam Guest Ambassador will take visitors on a 30 minute personally guided interpretive and interactive experience throughout Sam.

  • PACKAGE 3: $49.00 per person + 5% tax, minimum 10 people,  120 mins. Upon arrival a Sam Guest Ambassador will take visitors on a 60 minute personally guided interpretive and interactive experience throughout Sam.

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Field Trips

Saddle up for a day filled with fun, learning, and exploration at Sam Centre! Sharing the Stampede story of grit and glory, our field trips provide a valuable educational experience for grades K-6. Sam Centre Education field trips showcase history, culture, and community as they connect with the rich history of the Calgary Stampede.

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Accessibility & Inclusion

  • At Sam Centre, we are committed to creating a welcoming and safe space for everyone.

  • Sam Centre welcomes certified public access service animals accompanying guests with disabilities.

  • All galleries, entrances and facilities are wheelchair accessible.

  • At Maisie Eatery, seating arrangements are non-fixed, allowing for easy adjustments to accommodate wheelchairs and other accessible vehicles. 

  • The entire facility adheres to wheelchair accessibility standards, ensuring a welcoming and inclusive environment for all visitors.

Visitor Policies

In General:

  • Please respect the artifacts - we know the artifacts are exciting and it can be tempting to touch them. We want to, as well. To keep them safe, we've identified very clearly the ones you can touch! The rest need to be admired with our eyes and ears, not our hands.

  • To keep our artifacts and exhibits safe, food and drink can be enjoyed in Arthur’s Hall. Only water is allowed in the galleries.

  • This is a great opportunity to disconnect from your devices and connect with your pals and the exhibits. We've marked areas where your phone can elevate the experience for you!

  • Respect your fellow guest - take an opportunity to say hello and engage with other visitors. You might be delighted by who you meet and what you learn. A gentle reminder, that as part of the community, be a good ranger and be respectful to everyone visiting Sam.

  • Feedback and questions - please speak to one of our helpful staff or volunteers!

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Contact Us

If you have any comments or questions, please reach out to our Sales & Guest Experience team at SamInfo@calgarystampede.com - we will respond within 24 hours. Thank you!