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Address: 382 2 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Prince's Island, 1886 Buffalo Cafe, this smokestack: Our lumber heritage

This is a landmark that can give you a bit of an idea of the scale of the lumber operation they used to have here. Peter Prince was the manager of the Eau Claire and Bow River... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
jillbrowne
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Eau Claire Smokestack is a historical landmark. Near there is the incredible restaurant that only serves breakfast. And continue strolling in the area and you will find the Eau Claire YMCA Fitness Center along with the trendy shops and eateries of the Eau Claire Marketplace. Stroll further along and you will literally cross over some of the Bow River Pathways... More 

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Calgary, Ab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is now a municipal historical landmark, they are talking about moving it to another location which has everyone up in arms. But really it is just a smoke stack imo.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We came across this tall structure but had no idea of its purpose, neither did there seem to be any information boards. It seemed to be just a folly but was apparently related to the nearby Eau Claire and Bow River Lumber Co. Clearly no longer used a s smokestack because it is capped.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a landmark that can give you a bit of an idea of the scale of the lumber operation they used to have here. Peter Prince was the manager of the Eau Claire and Bow River Lumber Company. That little 1886 Buffalo Cafe and the smokestack are what's left, along with Prince's Island itself. You wouldn't travel across the... More 

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Saskatoon,SK Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Yup its a smokestack. I guess if you need a landmark for the riverbank it would come in handy. There isn't much info on it like the other reviews state, so I'm not sure why its on TA. Been there seen it. NEXT please.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

When I go to Eau Claire and stop at a restaurant there, I often pass by the smokestack (which is actually just a pretend smokestack as it is - never was - functional). Nonetheless, it looks pretty cool and does jazz up the neighborhood. That's all I have to say about the Eau Claire "smokestack". Noteworthy point (if it already... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Our hotel was right opposite to this and we saw it everyday from the window of our room. We passed by once but there wasn't much information available about this!

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I remembered the stack from when I was a kid and there used to be old bus barns down there. Now all thats left is the old stack. Glad they have kept it there, gets people visiting the area questions. Calgary has tore down lots of old buildings in the name of progress so it is good to see this... More 

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Thank Dan C
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

In all the years that I have spent going to Eau Claire Market and area, I never knew that this spear was a smoke stack, not did I know that it was considered historical. I recently read an article about saving it as a landmark, since they want to tear Eau Claire down in the near future. I had to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

If you like things that are phallic, but not too phallic this will be a sight your your eyes. Really, not that interesting

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