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Eau Claire Smokestack

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

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Its a smokestack!

It's just a smokestack, but its worth a look on your way to Fionn MacCools Pub, the Barley Mill Pub, or 1886 Cafe. Then do some reading about the old lumber history of this part... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yo pilgrim, dates to 1947 when the area was an industrial riverside quarter. It served the transit garages that on the site until 1988, and before an industrial past that included the Eau Claire lumber mill. It's a designated municipal historic artifact and protected from relocation. This has proponents of heritage protection worried. If Eau Claire is redeveloped and the smokestack smacked, the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

It's just a smokestack, but its worth a look on your way to Fionn MacCools Pub, the Barley Mill Pub, or 1886 Cafe. Then do some reading about the old lumber history of this part of town. Fascinating, but the smokestack is only a teaser for the rest of it

Thank D_Willy_S
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Not much to see, if you are walking past it you may want to stop by for a sec at the traffic light, or walk past it to eau clare mall/princess island. makes for a good photo for a card etc.

Thank Sh_K_B276
Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

Thank Christine M
Calgary, Ab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

Thank graceinhim
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

Thank mjc404
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 4 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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Thank Saskheat
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 

Thank Mark K
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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