William and Kate land in Calgary Thursday after a private break, just in time for the kickoff of the city's annual Stampede, a 10-day exhibition and rodeo that celebrates the western way of life.
Custom-made, white Smithbilt cowboy hats will be presented to the couple as part of the traditional welcome when they arrive this afternoon at the international airport for the final leg of their royal tour.
The hats have been given to members of the royal family, politicians and celebrities for more than 60 years.
But there's so much more to Calgary than white cowboy gear, chuckwagon races and the traditional pancake breakfast. While they're busy meeting with the mayor and performing other royal duties, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will miss out on Calgary's best restaurants, shopping destinations and local festivals.
Here's a list of Calgary's must-sees, which the Royals won't.
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With a report from The Canadian Press