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Well worth the stroll

Good for both people and urban scenery watching and there are some great specialist shops there too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
Western Walk.

Stephen Avenue oozes of old west, baron oil, and money. At least you get the feel of what it may... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wanda K
Whitehorse, Canada
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“pedestrian mall”(14 reviews)
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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...more
8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for both people and urban scenery watching and there are some great specialist shops there too eg Lammies for urban cowboy gear esp the boots. Beautiful hanging flower baskets in early Sept.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stephen Avenue oozes of old west, baron oil, and money. At least you get the feel of what it may have been like back in the day with the heritage buildings and interesting business names. Even going in February, with a cool wind blowing around,...More

Thank Wanda K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely pedestrian walkway filled with sculptures, restaurants, and shops. I love having a place a in a city where you can feel comfortable walking around and not have to worry about cars. This seems to be a space where people enjoy hanging...More

Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stephen Avenue is the heart of Calgary when it comes to Street walk, shopping at core, choice of restaurants, museum, telus centre, and art performances. This avenue also takes you to the bow river walk and the famous Princess island park for a picnic, walk...More

Thank M Adnan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It would be hard to think about downtown Calgary without the Stephen Avenue Walk. There are great indoor malls and stores all over downtown, and the Plus 15 system is fantastic. But sometimes, you just need to get outside, and Stephen Avenue Walk is great...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Stephen Ave is so pretty with its baskets of flowers hanging from posts. Dozens of eateries. So many it was hard to choose. It also has entrances to the Core Shopping Mall which is huge

Thank Julie T
Reviewed August 12, 2018

There is a definitley good people watching while sitting on a patio for a drink or dinner. The hanging baskets are beautiful. The architecture of the old buildings is beautiful as well. Lots of choices for restaurants and shopping too. If you are downtown, it...More

Thank reed622
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Nice walk by the various shops, bars and restaurants in Calgary's pedestrian area. Good variety of shops but quite a few bars not allowing in minors which restricted our options for a drink.

Thank ShaunL
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a downtown section of street which becomes a pedestrian zone from 6am until 6pm; so 8th Ave between 1st and 4th streets turns into Stephen Ave Walk. Banners and hanging planters designate this zone of shops and restaurants. Admire the preserved historic red-brick...More

Thank ToursJones
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Nice area right downtown. Couple blocks of mainly pedestrian stroll. Nice but not spectacular. Shopping, some bars and restaurants with patios. Mainly upscale. You're gonna have to buy something to use a bathroom sobering your wallet.

Thank RoMoDoJo
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John N
July 25, 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
July 4, 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
Joy B
May 11, 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