8 Avenue Southwest
Stephen Avenue Walk is Calgary's only outdoor pedestrian mall. It spans from 1 Street SE to 4 Street SW along 8 Avenue. Enjoy a wide selection of fine dining, art galleries, cafés and retail shops in this beautiful historic setting.
Downtown pedestrian mall. Great place to wander on a nice day, lots of shops, pubs, restaurants. Perfect place to people watch or take in the buskers entertainment.
“Most popular tourist street, very nice on a summers day with old architect and bussers singing/playing musical instruments
“Located 191 metres above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best views of the city.”
“This is a beautiful walk always filled with events. Whether its summer, fall, winter or spring, you will certainly enjoy this area.”
“1) The permanent collection. I have a soft spot for this. It is has the settler perspective of settlement, much of it in slightly Impressionistic late 19th century style, canoes in the mist, heroic conversions of prairie to fertile farms, the mountains, the wildlife, the First Nations. 2) Niitsitapiisini - The Story of the Blackfoot People. The counter narrative in the same building in Blackfoot and English. There are incredible things here, winter counts including the first captured horse and first Smallpox epidemic, the medicinal botany, the teachings of cultural geography, the story robe of a hero, the history of assimilation projects such as residential schools that came with the newcomers, a deep Blackfoot perspective, pretty much up to the present. 3. A stupendously good gallery of 'capital H' historic South East Asian sculpture. Hindu deities, Gandhara and Mathura representations of the Buddha and, Tibetan tantric representations of mastered emotions.”