Stampede Park Entrance

The theme for this mural is the 1950s and 60s entrance to Stampede Park. The color and excitement was heightened by the location of Indian Village and its traditional tepees in Sun Tree Park.

Did You Know?

  • The first Indian Village at the Stampede was held in 1912.  The first Stampede lasted six days and had approximately 1,800 natives in attendance 
  • In 1923, the tipis were located by the entrance to the Sun Tree Park and adjacent to a replica of a Hudson's Bay Company post
  • In 1974, the Stampede expanded and the Indian Village moved to its current location at the south end of Stampede Park, along the Elbow River
  • Today, the Stampede's Indian Events committee, in partnership with the tipi owners, is responsible for all native programming at the beautiful Indian Village. For the 10 days of Stampede, the five tribes of Treaty 7, the Stoney Nakoda, Kainai, Siksika, Piikani and Tsuu T'ina, raise their tipis and re-enact life as it once was.
Artist
Rocky Barstad
Type
Mural
Donors
Shell Canada, Calgary Stampede
Installed
1997

Location

Victoria Park LRT Station

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