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“Great Pedestrian Mall”

Stephen Avenue Walk
Ranked #27 of 311 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 30 July 2014

This street is several blocks long and is designated for pedestrians only during the day. In the evenings cars are allowed -- so be careful where you are walking.

During the day there are often street vendors and market tents set up - as well as entertainers. Both sides of the mall have numerous restaurants and some smaller independent shops. This is a great place to shop for 'Official Stampede' wear as there are two western clothing shops to visit.

The walk along the mall takes you from Calgary's downtown premiere shopping center to Olympic Plaza and City Hall. Definitely worth taking the time for a stroll.

3  Thank Altius10
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"street vendors"
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"pedestrian mall"
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"lots of shops"
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"downtown calgary"
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"enjoyable walk"
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"great shopping"
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"olympic plaza"
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"both sides"
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"city hall"
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"great place to walk"
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

I loved walking this avenue and we have something similar in Denver but ours has buses that run up and down it and this one is just for pedestrians only so it was much more enjoyable to walk.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

If you like afternoon walks and watching people, go ahead and check out Stephen Avenue. There are lots of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from. Very touristy and busy at certain times. But since it is close to other Calgary attractions, taking a stroll here would be a good idea.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

If you have a day in Calgary and want to get a sense of the city and eat out - its probably a good idea to visit - lots of restaurant options in the area. Some shopping as well - but dont expect more. Restaurants seemed very busy and it was difficult to get a table in many of them on a Saturday evening. Very well connected by public transit.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Looking for legacies...notice the dates on the foundations stones; looking for bargains...notice the prices that make fingers fidget around purses; looking for a good meal with good friends...notice the open-air venues that give you a chance to call over a passing acquaintance...Stephen Avenue has what you are looking for. Expect surprises...bands, jugglers, street entertainers...a piano to play...expect the pleasantly unexpected. Anticipate "Calgaria", square dancing during Stampede Week, chuckwagon breakfasts, wannabe rodeo heroes striding the streets...be ready for a bit of Calgary pride. Oh, yes...it can simply be a street, if that is what you are looking for; oh, yes, it can disappoint with disconcerting encounters with street people, but stay calm and carry on. Go at noon for alluring aromas; go at twilight for a wistful glance at the past; go in the morning and get your heart on tiptoes for a wonder! It will happen...if you are looking.

1  Thank Paul M
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