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“Reminds me of Paris”

Stephen Avenue Walk
Ranked #16 of 307 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 June 2014

It was a sunny day when we walked Stephen Avenue, it is a lovely pedestrian street with stalls selling things, charity stalls also and loads of cafes, restaurants and shops. We didn't stop anywhere for food or drinks but everywhere had outdoor seating and looked busy.

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Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Similar to grandville or robson in Vancouver but simple the not the same class with more restaurants than shops.

While it provide a nice walk through downtown Calgary it felt more like a tourist trap without the tourist stores that tourist are looking for!!

Downtown overall is not the best place to see or visit Calgary!!! Stay away unless you really want to see a basic shopping street in a city!!

1  Thank Banff_Bear31
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This pedestrian mall has its advantages and disadvantages. Like any city core, it is busy during business hours and dead on weekends. There are some interesting shops and restaurants and others that aren't so great- more like tourist traps than anything else. Worth the walk to be outside as opposed to malls with the added benefit of seeing some great buildings. There are panhandlers but they are not aggressive. If you are there during the week, you have the added benefit of doing some people watching.

1  Thank Ottawajester
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

This street is closed off from traffic during the day opening it up to pedestrians, which allows street vendors and some buskers to occupy the street on nice summer days. There are a lot of restaurants and a little shopping on the street.

Thank Dominic P
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

We got quite a few bargains in the little shops on either side of Stephen Avenue. There are lovely buildings and its all lit up for Christmas. Really nice little places for lunch and dinner too. Well worth the visit.

Thank KScheepers
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