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Stephen Avenue Walk

8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
+1 403-215-1570
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Grab a drink at one of the restaurants on this walk

There is a definitley good people watching while sitting on a patio for a drink or dinner. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
reed622
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Saanichton
Enjoyed our walk.....

Nice walk by the various shops, bars and restaurants in Calgary's pedestrian area. Good variety of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Shaun L
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UK
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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” (14 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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"pedestrian mall"
in 14 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
"sunny day"
in 10 reviews
"glenbow museum"
in 9 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 6 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 5 reviews
"devonian gardens"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 Shaun L
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great outdoor dining in the summer. Gorgeous flower pots. Needs a few more stores. And it would be nice to have a mini food market for weary travelers.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for a stroll on a sunny day. Not a ton of shopping. Lots of bars. For shopping, better to go indoors to the mall.

Thank spud0018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had two days in Calgary, and it rained a good portion of it. This walk was a wonderful place to visit, shop, and eat. Plus there were ample places to get in out of the rain. Easy to spend a few hours here. Had a...More

1  Thank jim128
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 5 days in Banff and decided to spend our last day in Calgary. We had no idea what to do in Calgary and this popped up as "A thing to do". I am not really sure what the attraction was. There is a...More

Thank Victoria W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pedestrianised walkway has lots going on, particularly when the Calgary Stampede is on. There was square dancing, bands and lots of costumed characters along the way. While the Stampede is on, there is a parade of some of those taking part including representatives of...More

Thank Mike N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

local businesses and some big chains too. From Calgary tee shirts, clothing, jewelry to food. no motor traffic and close to buses and the light rail.

1  Thank docbarbi
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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
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hswildman
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
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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
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