The Calgary Stampede Queens' Alumni Committee is proud to host visiting Royalty from around Alberta, Canada and the globe.

Applications for 2024 are now open!

Criteria to be hosted by the Calgary Stampede Queens’ Alumni, July 4-8, 2024:

  • Applicants must be 18-25 years of age.

  • Applicants must be able to join us for the entire program, July 4-8, 2024.

  • Applicants who reside outside of Canada must have a valid passport to enter Canada.

  • Sponsorship will be for the first 15 approved applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are applying for multiple Queens or Princesses for your organization, each individual is considered a separate applicant.

  • Calgary Stampede Queens’ Alumni volunteers will act as Chaperones for the approved group. Due to budget, no chaperones will be permitted to accompany their Royal to Alumni-escorted events. Chaperones may apply for accreditation (a maximum of 1 accreditation will be provided per Royal to a Chaperone).

  • Please be aware that the itinerary includes activities such as walking, dancing and riding for approximately 5 km/day.

  • The planned itinerary will happen rain or shine. Please pack weather appropriate attire (e.g. rain hats and slickers)

For Visiting Royalty unable to join us for the full five-day program, you can still apply for Stampede accreditation upon request to self-tour Stampede.

Find the tentative 2024 Visiting Royalty itinerary here. Please note that this itinerary is subject to change.

Application Form

Are you applying for the Full Program (July 4-8) or for Accreditation Only? *

Will you be attending the Royalty Committee Welcome Reception on July 4? *Please see the itinerary above for details *

Do you plan to ride in the Parade, or watch in VIP Parade Seating on July 5? *Please note: if you are planning on riding in the Parade, you must have Parade Committee approval – see the itinerary for instructions on how to apply. *

Will you be attending Giddy Up Grits on July 8? *Please see the itinerary above for details *

* denotes required field

Host Hotel

This year, we have once again partnered with Hotel Blackfoot as our host hotel for Visiting Royalty. Information on how to book a hotel room at a discounted rate of $289/night at our host hotel will be provided upon completion and approval of your application to the 2024 Visiting Royalty program. Your hotel room must be booked no later than June 1, 2024.

Once we receive your application and it has been approved, we will send you the code to book your room at the discounted rate. We ask that you only book to a maximum of 1 room per title so that all the ladies have a chance to book at the discounted rate.

Willing to share a room? The host hotel will try their best to accommodate this - please let the host hotel know upon booking.

Rooms will be prioritized for the full-program attendees. Airport pick-up can be organized through the host hotel.

Please note: each Visiting Royalty is responsible for the cost of their own hotel and flights.

If you have any further questions, please email Please allow for a few days for response to your email. We ask that in all correspondence, you identify which title you are representing.

In the event of a cancellation, please notify us as soon as possible, so we can extend the opportunity to another Visiting Royal.