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Beautiful in Summer!

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CalgaryFoodie2
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Calgary, Canada
Wild West

This is one of the highlights of a Calgary stroll but it does not compare with Las Ramblas or, say... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Bluebellplasnewydd
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 October 28, 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 October 15, 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 September 26, 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 shona a
Reviewed September 21, 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 September 20, 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 September 20, 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 September 11, 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
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Stephen Avenue oozes of old west, baron oil, and money. At least you get the feel of what it may have been like back in the day with the heritage buildings and interesting business names. Even going in February, with a cool wind blowing around,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Wanda K
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely pedestrian walkway filled with sculptures, restaurants, and shops. I love having a place a in a city where you can feel comfortable walking around and not have to worry about cars. This seems to be a space where people enjoy hanging...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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