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“Lots of shops and restaurants”

Stephen Avenue Walk
Ranked #15 of 301 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.
Calgary, Canada
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438 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
“Lots of shops and restaurants”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Stephen Avenue Walk is about a 4 or 5 block pedestrian mall. It is closed to traffic during the daytime but allows cars after 6:00 pm. Compared to other pedestrian malls in world cities, it is rather short and not very exciting, but for Calgarians, where the car is king, it is nice to be able to stroll downtown without having cars all around.

Visited July 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Great Pedestrian Mall”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Evergreen, Colorado, Usa
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88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

Visited July 2014
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Winnipeg, Canada
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65 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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“Nice stroll”
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.

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Depends what you are looking for”
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.

Visited June 2014
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