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Out for an evening with friends.

Lots of interesting food and beverage locations. The Local is a good place if you like local craft... read more

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Luke A
Beautiful in Summer!

Such a hip and trendy little walkway, especially in the summer time! Great for interesting photos... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2018
Calgary, Canada
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“lots of shops”(19 reviews)
“street vendors”(13 reviews)
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
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All reviews pedestrian mall lots of shops street vendors street entertainment great shopping downtown calgary enjoyable walk olympic plaza stampede week city hall both sides lovely walk sunny day glenbow museum spend an afternoon devonian gardens c train
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of interesting food and beverage locations. The Local is a good place if you like local craft beer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luke A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the perfect pedestrian area with no cars around! It can get very crowded at lunch, especially in the summer and during stampede. But never disappoints

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kmariee
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Such a hip and trendy little walkway, especially in the summer time! Great for interesting photos, a mix of new and old buildings. Fun people watching.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CalgaryFoodie2
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

How fabulous to have a pedestrians only area right in downtown Calgary. A variety of restaurants and small stores. I enjoy walking in the early evening after I’ve just landed and checked into my hotel.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mishka01
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Bought that cowboy hat for hubby!!! and some sherrif badges.......among other things good shoplots of souveiers

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sayitis
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Lovely walk through the city,Stephen ave is a lively place to be in the city.. lots of shops eateries and bars to entertain you..

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shenaynay27
Reviewed 21 September 2018

This is one of the highlights of a Calgary stroll but it does not compare with Las Ramblas or, say, Montmartre. However during the day it is pleasant, full of restaurants, and gives a feel of early Calgary with the turn of the century buildings...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Amazing hanging baskets of begonias all along the street, the walk. The area is closed to traffic so it is very enjoyable and quiet stroll. Lots of arts culture and places to eat. Kind of a fun stroll.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tonder
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Had a free day in Calgary before returning home from our Rocky Mountain trip and spent most of it exploring Stephens Avenue. The road is closed to through traffic so pedestrians can freely move up and down several blocks from the Tower to the Bow...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim S
Reviewed 12 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KeenPhotographer-11
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John N
25 July 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
5 July 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
12 May 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