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Calgary Neighbourhoods

Explore the city as a local through our cultural districts and hidden secrets. From shopping and entertainment to the historic and arts scene, discover Calgary’s trendiest neighbourhoods.

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Stephen Avenue

Stephen Avenue Walk is the city’s outdoor pedestrian mall. Featuring many of Calgary’s historical sandstone buildings the avenue boasts the most intact turn of the century streetscape in western Canada . Enjoy a wide selection of fine dining, cafes and retail shops in this historical setting.

Calgary’s Chinatown, is also located in downtown, just north of the avenue. It features a cozy assortment of Chinese and other Asian shops and restaurants. The Chinese Cultural Center is the largest of its kind in North America.

South of the Bow River lies the neighbourhood of Eau Claire and Prince’s Island Park.

Here you will find a mix of riverside condominiums, shopping, restaurants, hotels,

Prince’s Island and a large public plaza which is home to the city’s festival district.



Immediately south of the downtown core, the Beltline is often considered part of downtown. The area is now undergoing rapid retail and residential growth. Within the Beltline there are numerous heritage sites, over 100 boutiques, and high concentration of restaurants and art galleries. It is also home to many of Calgary’s nightlife venues.

Calgary’s signature 17th Avenue features many boutiques, brand name stores and has over 400 shops. It is also one of the city’s main eatery and coffeehouse district, with a wide range of bars, restaurants, and clubs.



Connecting the 17th Ave shopping district with Calgary’s Elbow River, Mission is a lively neighbourhood. The main stretch of Mission, Fourth Street is best known as a restaurant strip featuring many casual upscale and ethnic restaurants; it is also home to a selection of bars, boutiques, art galleries and coffee houses.



Northwest of downtown, you will enter Calgary’s village within the city. Located across the Bow River, this easygoing inner-city residential neighborhood features a bohemian enclave of boutiques, pubs, restaurants and coffeehouses. Come breathe the air in Kensington, Calgary’s Urban Village, truly Outside of the Ordinary. So much more than Cheap and Chic, it is possible to spend a day, a night, or an entire weekend!



Just east of the city center, this appealing neighbourhood has retained its Old Calgary charm. Inglewood bears the distinction of being Calgary’s oldest neighbourhood, having been established in 1875. The founding of the community included the development of 9th Ave, which became Calgary’s first authentic main street. This evolving strip is home to antique dealerships, interior design shops and stylish, independent boutiques. It also hosts a handful of the city’s hottest restaurants and live music venues.



Northeast of downtown, across the Bow River this inner-city residential neighbourhood, dubbed as little Italy from an influence of Italian bakeries, restaurants and grocery stores in the early 1900’s. Bridgeland is still known for its Italian restaurants, trendy cafes and eateries. The Calgary Zoo, Telus Spark and access to the city’s largest network of pedestrian pathways are all unique focal points of this historic neighbourhood.

East Village

East Village is where Calgary began and where the future of city life is unfolding. The downtown neighborhood is becoming a hub for arts and culture, with new civic institutions like the New Central Library, entertainment centres like Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, public spaces like River Walk and new restaurants like the Simmons Building which brings together a butcher, a baker and a coffee maker.