1. The Calgary Stampede is one of Canada’s largest music festivals
Each year during the 10-day festival, more 60 musical acts perform on the grounds of the Calgary Stampede. Add to that the dozens upon dozens of acts that hit Calgary’s National Music Centre and other venues throughout Cowtown, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a music fest. Be sure to check out the Coca-Cola Stage—free with admission to Stampede Park—where acts such as the Barenaked Ladies, Nelly Furtado and Marianas Trench have performed.