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Stephen Avenue Walk

8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
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Interesting way to spend half a day

This is a great little street to wander down whilst you're in Calgary. It's not awfully long, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris S
Shops and eats

Long pedestrian area with shops and places to eat We were staying down in the East area and it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little street to wander down whilst you're in Calgary. It's not awfully long, but there are a lot of stalls set out on both sides of the street with the permanent shops, bars and cafes behind. Incredibly easy to access from...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long pedestrian area with shops and places to eat We were staying down in the East area and it was easy to travel by the City Train, all free within the Downtown zone. Visit the Core Centre and take plenty of cash or plastic with...More

Thank carold2472017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a bite to eat, this is the place to go, plenty of restaurants, cafes and great food and service

Thank Ray J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stephen Avenue is a great street to spend some time exploring. We especially liked the eateries and bars in the area. It is also close to some of the great art works that Calgary is known for as well as the Calgary Tower.

Thank OntarioPilot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of shops and restaurants. Some cool art along the stroll. Great place to kill some time on nice summer day.

Thank Luke L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stephen Avenue is an incredibly unique street filled with historic sandstone buildings including one original wood building from long ago. The unique factor of no vehicles during the day makes it fun to explore different bars, restaurants, and shops.The only annoying factor is that such...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a beautiful evening a great place to stroll. People watch and have a drink or eat. A buzz on a beautiful evening especially on a Friday r Saturday.

Thank OWD1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stephen Avenue Walk is a mostly pedestrian street which cuts through the heart of downtown Calgary. It is cull of good restaurants, independent stores, department stores and lots of places to simply sit down and relax. Unlike many similar streets in other large urban centres,...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High concentration of brand-name retail stores and a unique variety of innovative restaurants and pubs. Our major theatre opportunities are also within walking distances. No better location for enjoying the YYC pedestrians and their various interests! Patios galore for enjoying our summer season---and generally speaking---...More

Thank alan a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a first-comer, for sure it's quite charming without traffic and many of the old downtown storefronts intact, but behind the facade one can pretty well find, with a few exceptions, what every mall in the world offers, mainstream mediocrity. Take your walk, select an...More

Thank danerobb
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John N
Hi Do most establishments accept pre-paid MasterCard ?
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
Where is there nearby parking, if you are arriving by car. And what is the cost for parking on weekends ?
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
Where do we eat? WE will be going to the Calgary Tower Observation Deck and then come to Stephen Avenue to eat before going to airport. Where do you suggest for 4 adults..
12 May 2016|
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Response from chandra772 | Reviewed this property |
Plenty to choose from , popular Tim Hortons to upmarket restaurants. Most buildings have their own food court , Bankers hall is the one I visited regularly , its worth a visit.