Fuel Hikes Affect Stampede Visitation
There will be a lot fewer visitors to Calgary, Alberta, this summer all thanks to the price of gasoline, according to 660 CTV News, Calgary.
Several local RV parks are normally booked solid for the Calgary Stampede several months ahead of time. This year people simply can't afford the drive.
One RV park owner told CTV News that Americans who normally visit aren't going to make the trek.
Calgary Economic Development is not worried about the price of gasoline affecting tourism.
They say even though there won't be as many folks from Texas and Florida, the high gas price could bring in more visitors from Montana and Western Canada.
The Stampede was started in 1912 and has become one of Canada’s largest events, attracting more than 1 million visitors during the 10-day event starting in early July.