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Stephen Avenue Walk

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Address: 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada

Calgary's only pedestrian mall, Stephen Avenue features a year-round...

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.

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Weekend walk

Pleasant walk downtown on the weekend. The avenue is pedestrian friendly with a variety of bars, shops and eateries. Dress is relaxed casual and both locals and visitors enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stanley F
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During the day, Stephen Avenue was closed and there was a lot to see and do. In the evening, the street reopened and there were a lot of bars and restaurants. We weren't huge fans of the smoking/drinking crowds that were out on the streets, so we preferred the daytime experience.

Thank FALCA12
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy the restaurants. bars and shopping while you stroll down Steven ave, Browse the outside vendors

Thank wendyt308
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant walk downtown on the weekend. The avenue is pedestrian friendly with a variety of bars, shops and eateries. Dress is relaxed casual and both locals and visitors enjoy the ambiance. During summer entertainers from Opera singers to Fiddlers offer entertainment. Friendly iner City avenue, open views, secure and a touch of real Calgary.

Thank Stanley F
Calgary, Alberta
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much history, great to have a resource booklet to help one appreciate the history, architectural features etc. Lots of unique stores and eating places to enjoy.

Thank C & I P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This street is good if you're looking for options of restaurants and some stores! We went to a great restaurant on this street called the Bank and Baron. It's a very old bank that has now turned into a pub. It holds a lot of history in there and they've decorated it really nicely. If you go, make sure you... More 

Thank Mmnm123
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I walk on Stephens avenue a lot and in the winter it can be very slippery. In the summer you need to be careful and watch for the cyclists as there is two way cycle traffic down the center of the walking street. Put the phone down and only take pictures when you are stationary otherwise you might wander into... More 

Thank Brad K
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Lots of places to stop by and shop/eat and people watch. More fun in the summer with attractions like bands and street performers.

Thank Ssaxondog
League City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We visited the street several times during our time in Calgary. The restaurants, art, and buildings are interesting and it is a vibrant part of this city. Definitely great for people watching and for evening activities. There are quaint coffee shops, family owned restaurants, one of a kind chef owned restaurants, and a few chains as well.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great places to shop and eat and to people watch. You are right downtown without the fear or noise of traffic. Most interesting.

Thank Kanng17
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

I love being downtown but I would love to see more shops and markets here. It gets very quiet on the weekend!

Thank Ruth C

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