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Stephen Avenue Walk

8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
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Go for a meal, miss it otherwise...

Maybe because it was a weekend it was empty and a bit creepy?? Had already eaten and hoped for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A safe and trendy walk in downtown Calgary...

We walked down this avenue twice on a Sunday - once in the earlier morning hours when the stores... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary V
McKinleyville, California
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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe because it was a weekend it was empty and a bit creepy?? Had already eaten and hoped for more...very little to see besides restaurants and a few long in the tooth shops with Canadian tourist stuff and the regular mall....

Thank clairann2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked down this avenue twice on a Sunday - once in the earlier morning hours when the stores weren't quite open, and later in the same day when things were really starting to come alive. We recommend later in the day, and find a...More

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking, shopping, dining adult beverages, you name it. this ia a great place to come, and one of the best reasons to visit Calgary. Calgary is truly an international city, and the best place to seee that is Stepehnson Avenue. You can here so many...More

Thank wdlander
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot to walk and explore. If it is nice outside its great to just stroll. Plenty of restaurants and bars.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love walking down this Avenue on a summers day. There are lots of cafes and restaurants with patios as well as lots of shops, bars and museums. In the summer there are markets on certain days and many parades use this avenue to parade...More

Thank trvlloop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be it a perfect summer's day, or a frosty afternoon in the winter, Calgarians really enjoy their Stephen Avenue Walk. It goes basically from the Calgary Municipal Complex in the east, and ends at 4 Street West. Of course, in summer, many bars, restaurants and...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many shops along the Walk make this an interesting stroll at lunchtime or after work. Always lots of interesting characters to see along the way.

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This "walk" is sort of a pedestrian friendly bunch of sit outside bars and enjoy the summer weather place, and that's what we saw, mostly young professionals having drinks after work. I'd guess there are about a dozen sidewalk bars or pubs interspersed with some...More

Thank capndrake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calgary is such a beautiful city and there are so many great places to walk. Stephen's Avenue is a pedestrian only stroll and very beautifully done. Summertime in the city just has to be the best!

Thank vagabondginger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed walking down Main Street in downtown Calgary in August 2017. Many choices for dining along Steven avenue. Some nice shops too even the Bay.

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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
4 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
11 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