CALGARY, AB, CANADA
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Directions from the Calgary International Airport or north of the city
Head south on Barlow Trail
Pass 16th Avenue NE
Take Memorial Drive West exit on right
Follow Memorial Drive past Deerfoot Trail
Take 4th Avenue exit on right to enter downtown
Turn left on 1st Street SE
Turn left on 12th Avenue SE
Turn right on Olympic Way
Continue on Olympic way past 14th Avenue and arrive at Stampede Park
Approximate driving time from airport: 30 Minutes.
Directions from south of the city
Head north on Deerfoot Trail (Hwy 2)
Take exit 254 towards Blackfoot Trail
Merge onto 17th Avenue SE
Continue West on 17th Avenue SE by turning right at 17 A Street SE and then turning left on 17th Avenue SE
Slight right onto 9th Avenue
Turn left onto 8th Street SE
Turn right onto MacDonald Avenue
Turn left onto 7th Street SE directly after bridge
7th Street turns into 12th Avenue SE, continue on 12th Avenue SE
Turn left onto Olympic Way SE
Arrive at Stampede Park
Directions from east of the city
Head west on 16th Avenue NE (Hwy 1)
Continue on 16th Avenue, past Deerfoot Trail
Turn left on Edmonton Trail NE
Continue on 4th Street SE as it crosses the river and turns into 4th Avenue SE
Turn left onto 1st Street SE
Turn left onto 12th Avenue SE
Turn right onto Olympic Way SE
Arrive at Stampede Park
Directions from west of the city
Head east on Highway 1
Exit onto Sarcee Trail SW
Turn left onto Bow Trail SW
Slight left onto 9th Avenue SW
Continue straight to stay on 9th Avenue SW
Pass Centre Street
Turn right at 1st Street SE
Turn left onto 12th Avenue SE
Turn right onto Olympic Way SE
Arrive at Stampede Park
The Calgary Stampede operates and controls all parking facilities on site. A paid parking system is operated at the prevailing rate for all events. Overnight parking on Stampede Park is permitted in the case of incapacitated drivers, and oversized vehicles will be charged according to the number of spaces they require.
Parking prohibition will be enforced in, but not limited to, fire lanes, service throughways, exhibit halls, meeting rooms and other areas posted “No Parking”. Unauthorized vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.
There are three main entrances onto Stampede Park:
1. South Entrance located at 25th Ave and 4th Street SE. This entrance is for the general public.
2. North Entrance located at Olympic Way and 14 Ave. SE. This entrance is for the general public.
3. 3A Street Gate located between Olympic Way and 3rd Street on 14th Ave. SE. This entrance is only for trade and consumer show exhibitors.
Additionally, there is dedicated parking available (Lots 10 and 11) for BMO Centre meeting and function venues, which can be accessed from 12th Avenue at 3rd Street. This entrance does not provide vehicle access to Stampede Park, and is open during event hours. Parking fees are in effect.
All parking lots are well lit and monitored with Closed Circuit TVs. During major event lots are manned with parking attendants, parking supervisors and a controller located at an aerial advantage point. Stampede Park is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by Park Patrol members who will respond to emergencies and security incidents.
Stampede Express Trolley Service
The Stampede Express Trolley provides a free shuttle service from parking lots to buildings during major event times. Please contact your Event Coordinator for more information.
Patron Vehicle Assistance Program
The following services are available to patrons and are included in the cost of your parking fee:
• Boosting Service
• Lock De-icer
• Emergency Vehicle Relocation (On-site)
• Complementary coffee for patron while waiting
• Park maps to assist patron in finding building of the event they are attending
• Personal Escort patrons and staff to vehicles if they feel unsafe
CCTV Escort patrons and staff to vehicles if they feel unsafe. (monitor by camera from building to car)
Please call 403-261-0224 when requesting CCTV Escort or Personal Escort; or to request other Patron Vehicle Assistance services.
Parking Gate Information Services
Parking gate attendants can provide the following:
• Maps of the city that can be given to patron with directions from attendant
• Park maps to assist patron in finding closest parking to building of the event they are attending
• Information on venues and events happening on parking, in the city and surrounding area
Stampede Park is conveniently located adjacent to two Light Rail Transit stops on the 202 Dalhousie-Somerset/Bridlewood line.
The Victoria Park/Stampede LRT Station offers direct access to the BMO Centre
The Erlton/Stampede LRT Station offers access to the south end of Stampede Park - PLEASE NOTE: The south ramp to the Erlton LRT Station will be closed for construction until December 2011. Access to the Station is from the North end only during this time.
For further Calgary Transit service and fares information, please go to www.calgarytransit.com.
The facility is in current compliance with all of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The facility has elevators, restrooms, concessions and telephones designed to accommodate the needs of those with physical and non-physical impairments.
The exhibit hall offers 10’-20’ aisle ways for easy maneuvering. Seating is available throughout the show floor.
Hearing Impaired/Sign Language Interpreter
Guests can request an ASL interpreter through Show Management. All requests must be made in writing and no later than two weeks before the first show day. Please email email@example.com.
GUEST COMFORT & SAFETY
While at LEGO KidsFest, be creative, get involved and have fun, but be sure to play safe. To ensure a safe environment for all attendees, Show Management requests adherence to the following basic rules:
- Children should stay with their parent/chaperone at all times
- Always walk, do not run: Be respectful of all other guests
- Locate the Lost Parent Zone upon entry
All bags will be checked upon entrance to the LEGO KidsFest. Guests should be prepared to open their bags for inspection and may be asked by security staff to shift and possibly remove the contents. The following items are not allowed inside the event:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Animals (does not include service animals)
- Balloons (any)
- Coolers of any kind
- Illegal drugs
- Weapons of any kind*
*Please be aware that this includes off duty police officers
Refer to your program guide map for the location of First Aid. A trained medical professional will be in this area during event hours.
A private area is designated on, or near, the show floor (refer to your program guide map) for new mothers. Strollers are allowed in all areas of the show floor. The open floor plan and 10’-20’ aisles allow for stroller access.
There is an ATM located inside the BMO Centre, outside the second set of Hall C doors.
Eat & Drink
The facility will be providing concessions at the event. Check back shortly before the event. If the facility has provided sample menus, we will post them here.
Spend the Night
OFFICIAL HOST HOTEL
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
110 9th Avenue SE
A short drive from the BMO Center @ Calgary Stampede, the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel will offer a special Stay & Play Package that includes overnight accommodations, a LEGO gift and four admission tickets to the LEGO KidsFest for $267. Call Diana Walsh at (403) 205-5595 between 9:00am - 5:00pm MST to reserve your package. Packages are limited and based on availability. Rate expires 5/2/14.
Delta Bow Valley Downtown Calgary
209 4th Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0C6
Located a short drive from the BMO Centre at the Calgary Stampede, the Delta Bow Valley Downtown Calgary will offer a Delta 1 King room for $129/night and a Deluxe Jr. Suite for $159/night. Call 403-266-1980 or 1-800-665-8571 using the group code "GSTLEGO14" and the name "LEGO KidsFest Tour 2014". Online booking also available http://tinyurl.com/mc45sgl. Space is limited and subject to availability.
While in Town
Calaway Park is Western Canada's largest outdoor family amusement park, featuring rides, games, show, events and more. The park is located in Springbank, Rocky View County, Alberta, 10 kilometres west of the city of Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway.
The Calgary Zoo is located in Bridgeland, Calgary, Alberta, just east of the city's downtown and adjacent to the Inglewood and East Village neighborhoods. Highlights of the zoo include the Penguin Plunge, the Prehistoric Park, Canadian Wilds and the conservatory and gardens.
Heritage Park Historical Village
Heritage Park Historical Village first opened its gates on July 1, 1964. Throughout the year, guests have the opportunity to interact with nearly 100 years of history. Heritage Park’s exhibits span the early 1860s fur trade to the petroleum and automobile-dominated 1950s. The Park’s mission is to preserve the history of the early West and to educate and entertain guests of all ages for many generations to come.
Devonian Gardens, located in the downtown Core Shopping Centre, features 10,000 shrubs, 1.5 million pounds of soil and trees used to re-create this “urban oasis.” It is Calgary's only indoor public park, and it features walkways with water fountains, over tree-decked plazas and ponds teaming with fish. There is also a "living wall" within the Gardens. Children can enjoy the indoor playground or take part in various drop-in programs.
Located 191 metres above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in the city and is a must-see on any visitor's itinerary. On the observation deck, you'll experience a spectacular 360° view of the bustling city, the majestic Rocky Mountains, the foothills, and the prairies.
Fort Calgary — Calgary's only national, provincial and municipal historic site— is located on 40 acres of parkland on the eastern edge of downtown Calgary. Discover the colorful stories of Calgary’s past from 1875 - 1914 at the Interpretive Centre. Experience both sides of the law while wearing an authentic RCMP uniform or spend some time in the jail. Take a short walk across the Elbow River to The Deane House — currently under renovation — the historic home of the NWMP Captain Richard Deane.
AT THE SHOW, SHOULD YOU BE SEPARATED FROM YOUR CHILD… go to the LOST PARENTS ZONE under the yellow Show Info tent, just inside the entrance to the show.
Every effort is made to ensure the safety of all attendees while visiting the LEGO KidsFest. In the unlikely event that you are separated from your parent or child while at the show, please follow these quick and easy steps:
1. Immediately come to the LOST PARENTS MEETING SPOT sign next to the yellow SHOW INFO tent by the main entrance.
2. Give the staff member at the SHOW INFO TENT a description of the missing person, what they are wearing, and where he or she was last seen. Safety tip: Take a head-to-toe picture of your loved one(s) with your digital camera or phone as soon as you arrive at LEGO KidsFest so we may more easily identify him/her in the outfit they are wearing.
3. Remain with the staff member at the LOST PARENTS MEETING SPOT until building security reunites you with your loved one!
In addition (for kids too young to remember your cell phone number), before coming to LEGO KidsFest, write YOUR name (not your child's name) and cell phone number on a piece of paper and place it in your child's pocket (or in their shoe if they don't have pockets).
Alternatively, you can also obtain one of our LOST PARENT Contact Cards at the SHOW INFO TENT after the show begins. Put YOUR name and cell phone number on the card, then place it in your child's pocket or shoe.
When your child arrives at the LOST PARENTS ZONE, we'll reunite you that much quicker!
Upcoming 2014 Events
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