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Stephen Avenue Walk

8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
+1 403-215-1570
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Great to visit no matter the time of year

Stephen Avenue is always a great place to visit no matter the time of year. There are lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
silverbrook
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London, Canada
Lovely

It’s fun and somewhat surprising to find an area in Calgary that is for pedestrians only. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mishka01
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Montreal, Canada
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Calgary's only pedestrian mall, Stephen Avenue features a year-round pedestrian experience featuring shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues. It is home to: • 5,000 to 10,000 people per hour in peak times • Live performances, buskers, music, festivals, artists and culture galore • Nine major shopping centres/department stores • Some of Calgary's finest restaurants, pubs, cafés and bars • An eclectic mix of boutiques and galleries Stephen Avenue Walk is managed daily from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm by the Calgary Downtown Association on behalf of the City of Calgary.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“street vendors” (14 reviews)
“pedestrian mall” (14 reviews)
“lots of shops” (17 reviews)
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8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
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+1 403-215-1570
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"street vendors"
in 14 reviews
"pedestrian mall"
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"lots of shops"
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"street entertainment"
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"downtown calgary"
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"enjoyable walk"
in 6 reviews
"restaurants and pubs"
in 5 reviews
"great shopping"
in 10 reviews
"olympic plaza"
in 15 reviews
"stampede week"
in 7 reviews
"both sides"
in 7 reviews
"city hall"
in 9 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 6 reviews
"glenbow museum"
in 8 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 5 reviews
"c train"
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"stroll"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stephen Avenue is always a great place to visit no matter the time of year. There are lots of little shops and places to eat along this pedestrian mall and a lovely park at the end to relax in. There are also some interesting sculptures...More

Thank silverbrook
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s fun and somewhat surprising to find an area in Calgary that is for pedestrians only. There are lots of restaurants and small stores. Just fun to walk and look around. Lovely for an afternoon or evening stroll.

Thank Mishka01
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely street to walk along, which is closed to vehicular traffic, and pleasantly busy with pedestrians. Plenty of outdoor patios to enjoy food and drinks. Entertainment includes musicians, jugglers.... One of my favorite places to visit in Calgary.

Thank John B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting calgary this is one of the places to visit! Its is pack with people at the eating times and has a variety of bars and restaurants for all taste. I love coming here and would recommend everyone do so too.

Thank gchar09
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Any time of day, this is a must go to spot. Take public transit and walk the half block to get there, then just enjoy!

Thank stephanieannstevens
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well it started with a nice stroll on a sunny afternoon and with my wife needing to have two nails repaired; the person taking care of her had noticed I was waiting and asked my wife if I would be interested in a manicure. I...More

Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

this place has lot of pubs and very close to the train stations. must visit if u want to spend a quality time with your friends

Thank subash_1112
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I'd like to go back in the summer to see what this is all about, because it was a cold deserted street when we went. Granted, everything was pretty cold and deserted... thanks winter 2018:(

Thank worldwanderer357
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Special place, especially for christmas time... Great places to eat or have a drink... One of the most interesting street in Calgary downtown... With 17th Avenue, and 4th street...

Thank Pinkema a
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Probably wouldn't make this a stop of note if staying in Calgary. The homeless people have scared away all the Calgarians and left a bunch of confused tourists from nearby hotels. The buildings are those of historic banks and hotels, but it's easy to see...More

Thank 668jp1
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John N
25 July 2016|
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Response from M G | Reviewed this property |
I did not use a master card so I don't know. They probably do but I'd want to make sure as well before travelling that long distance with a pre-paid Master Card and find out that I couldn't. The Calgary Downtown... More
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hswildman
4 July 2016|
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Response from DMarkG71 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, there is abundant parking downtown, very close to Stephen Ave. esp. on weekends; even affordable parking on weekdays with the economic downturn. Pretty much everything you need to know is found if you google search... More
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Joy B
12 May 2016|
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Response from DMarkG71 | Reviewed this property |
Right in the area are some of the best food trucks in North America - legendary stuff. Search for YYC food trucks. I would also recommend a few spots right on Stephen Ave.: Saltlik is one of the best, reasonably priced... More
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