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Stephen Avenue Walk

8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
+1 403-215-1570
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Great shopping opportunity for Calgary souvenirs. If you are hungry there are a few nice places to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tikabu77
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Jordan, Canada
Sculptures, shops and restaurants

Interesting street with lots to see and do. Mostly a pedestrian zone. Cool sculptures on every... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris D
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rochester,new york
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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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“pedestrian mall” (15 reviews)
“street vendors” (13 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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"pedestrian mall"
in 15 reviews
"street vendors"
in 13 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 17 reviews
"street entertainment"
in 5 reviews
"downtown calgary"
in 32 reviews
"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
"city hall"
in 10 reviews
"both sides"
in 7 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 5 reviews
"glenbow museum"
in 9 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 5 reviews
"devonian gardens"
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"c train"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great shopping opportunity for Calgary souvenirs. If you are hungry there are a few nice places to eat. It's a clean shopping place. Very convenient because it is close to the Calgary tower. When visiting the down town core my family took the train and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting street with lots to see and do. Mostly a pedestrian zone. Cool sculptures on every corner. Large variety of eating places, pubs to choose from. Near the Calgary Tower and Glenbow Museum.

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pubs! Shopping! Pubs! Shopping! Maybe a 5 block stretch of streets full of places to eat, drink and shop - start at McCloud with cute little park and then proceed to the heart of this street walk for a nice 30-45 minute stroll. And of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot to take in while strolling along Stephen's Ave -- starting at City Hall (horse statues), onto Olympic plaza, the Famous Five statues, Conversation Sculpture, Tree sculptures and the Devonian Gardens. There are numerous little restaurants along the stretch in which you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calgary's downtown "main street" is an interesting walk - different by day than by night. Day time it's full of business people, and downtown workers, and tourists, and the evening brings out the stragglers and some of Calgary's seedier side. Beautiful mix of old historic...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good mix of restaurants and other shops leading to department stores and a huge Core mall. Historical buildings have been preserved nicely. Best coffee and breakfasts/snacks at Phil and Sebastian’s

Thank Carol R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the pleasant walk along this pedestrianised street passing by fine old buildings. modern offices, cafes and stores

Thank David G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just round the corner from our hotel. Lots of restaurants to choose from and a large shopping mall also.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

A great vibe, street musicians and lovely places to eat, drink and people-watch. Easy parking nearby.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

A nice leisurely stroll seeing how the Canadians live, plenty of noise from bars. Good atmosphere when we visited an extremely busy bar at lunchtime. Nice shops, safe place to be for sure.

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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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