We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 382 2 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number:

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 27 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
  • 8
    Very good
  • 13
  • 3
  • 0
A part of our cities history

Some say what is the point..well it reminds us of an era where there was industrial use of the land, the island itself was created during that period. the smoke stack served a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 27: English reviews
Level Contributor
360 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some say what is the point..well it reminds us of an era where there was industrial use of the land, the island itself was created during that period. the smoke stack served a lunber company as well as the bus barns. it makes one stop and ask what was the history behind this. It really is a magnificant piece as... More 

Thank grassislander
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The original smokestack of Eau Claire lumber. Designated heritage site. A good place to meet up with friends.

Thank Pam1501
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food! Pricey, but if you appreciate a tasty bit of Veggie food you'll pay :). Friendly Canadian service with a smile. Would recommend!

Thank AdollRoberts
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Remainder of Calgary Industrial past in Au Claire area, it now serves as a link to another Industrial age when factories, metalworks, sawmills underpinned Calgary.

Thank Stanley F
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Notice this landmark as you walk from Downtown towards Princes Island Park. It's a Calgary Historic Landmark that gets little notice. Maybe because nobody knows the story.

Thank BradsTrip
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
514 reviews
285 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

With a name like "Eau Claire" it gives you the impression that this has always been a nature reserve, but of course that's not true. This area was part of Calgary's early industrial history, and it's look today is because of that development. It had been a thriving residential area as well, but it was pretty well eliminated under the... More 

Thank BenLar137
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
115 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Yo pilgrim, dates to 1947 when the area was an industrial riverside quarter. It served the transit garages that on the site until 1988, and before an industrial past that included the Eau Claire lumber mill. It's a designated municipal historic artifact and protected from relocation. This has proponents of heritage protection worried. If Eau Claire is redeveloped and the smokestack smacked, the... More 

Thank kaldort
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

It's just a smokestack, but its worth a look on your way to Fionn MacCools Pub, the Barley Mill Pub, or 1886 Cafe. Then do some reading about the old lumber history of this part of town. Fascinating, but the smokestack is only a teaser for the rest of it

Thank D_Willy_S
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Not much to see, if you are walking past it you may want to stop by for a sec at the traffic light, or walk past it to eau clare mall/princess island. makes for a good photo for a card etc.

Thank Sh_K_B276
Calgary, Alberta
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Eau Claire Smokestack is a historical landmark. Near there is the incredible restaurant that only serves breakfast. And continue strolling in the area and you will find the Eau Claire YMCA Fitness Center along with the trendy shops and eateries of the Eau Claire Marketplace. Stroll further along and you will literally cross over some of the Bow River Pathways... More 

Thank Christine M

Travellers who viewed Eau Claire Smokestack also viewed


Been to Eau Claire Smokestack? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Eau Claire Smokestack staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?