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The Outdoor Stage play's host to a select group of well-known Canadian Outdoorsmen. And maybe a surprise or two! Keep checking back as we get closer to the show!

Wes David Freelance writer, wildlife photographer and Host of Fishing The Wild West!

Wes spends a minimum 125 days on the water each year fishing, filming, competing in walleye tournaments, doing photo shoots, as well as researching information for magazines and conservation efforts. He has written magazine articles covering all species of fresh water fish and some saltwater species, including tips on how to fish for them. Wes is a true believer in conservation and educating the next generation about the outdoors, fisheries, wildlife, and our responsibilities to protect the future of the outdoors lifestyle.

TJ Schwanky Outdoor Quest television Host & Outdoor Writer

Schwanky is recognizied as one of North America's mountain hunting experts and is obsessed with finding gear that will allow him to push himself harder and further in search of adventure. TJ was one of the pioneers on the Walleye Tournament circuit in Canada and he authored the award winning book, Walleye Across the West. In addition to his passion for walleye, TJ is equally at home in the mountains with a fly rod in hand.

Josh Nugent - Writer and Photographer - Fly Fishing is his life!

Josh has been fortunate enough to be featured in many fly fishing publications, both as a writer and photographer as well as in The Canadian Fly Fishers,Top Guide Spotlight. He has also worked with several Fly Fishing shows such as two episodes with friend, and host of LL Bean's Guide to the Outdoors, Tim Rajeff and guiding Hunter Hoffler on In The Loop: Modern tactics on fly fishing. Josh has also served as one of the Co-Hosts for Fly Nation (Seasons 1 and 2) and the Spain Series. Josh also serves as a Pro Staff member for Clackacraft and spent 5 years as the Canadian Echo Rod rep.

**Schedule subject to change without notice

Show location

BMO Centre, Stampede Park

20 Roundup Way SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 2W1

(403) 245-9008

Directions & parking

Show hours

  • Thursday, February 8 1 pm - 9 pm
  • Friday, February 9 1 pm - 9 pm
  • Saturday, February 10 10 am - 8 pm
  • Sunday, February 11 10 am - 5 pm


  • Adults (ages 16+) $ 14.00
  • Juniors (ages 8-15) $ 8.00
  • Seniors (ages 65+) $ 10.00
  • Children (7 years and under, when accompanied by a paid adult) FREE
  • Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 Juniors) $ 35.00

About us

Canadian National Sportsmen's shows is a not-for-profit Corporation and the largest producer of boat, fishing, ski and outdoor shows in Canada. The Calgary Boat & Sportsmen's Show, part of the Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows (CNSS), first took place in Calgary back in 1977. 40 years later, CNSS has helped protect Canada's outdoors with grants in excess of $32 million dollars. Community programs launched by CNSS include "Kids Fishing Day", which allocated more than 65,000 fishing kits to over kids over the 10 years of the program.

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