Calgary Districts & Neighbourhoods
Bridgeland is an inner-city neighbourhood located off Edmonton Trail immediately across the Bow River from downtown in Calgary's northeast quadrant. It is a historical area filled with character homes. The area has been revitalized in recent years, with its main street housing a handful of restaurants, shops and new condos. The area encompasses Bottomlands Park and the Calgary Zoo.
This beautiful up-scale Calgary neighbourhood is bounded by 17th Avenue and 14th Street Southwest. This area is great for shopping, dinning or for just taking a stroll.
The Fourth Street neighbourhood encompasses 13 blocks of Calgary's south west and boasts over 35 restaurants, shopping, entertainment, art, medical services, business services, and a hip young exciting energy.
Brentwood is a northwest neighbourhood in Calgary, AB. It was established in 1960 and is adjacent to the communities of Dalhousie, Collingwood and Varsity. Nearby amenities include the Brentwood C-train Station, the University of Calgary and Brentwood Village Mall which features popular stores such as Safeway and London Drugs.
Located in Calgary's southeast between 8th and 14th Streets this district was once home to some historic figures. The area was home to Alberta's first Senator, James Loughheed and author/activist Nellie McClung among others.
Purported to be Canada's second largest Chinatown, this neighbourhood dates back to 1910. It is located between the Bow River and 4th Avenue SW in downtown Calgary. Pedestrian traffic is always steady here, with Sunday being the most lively. Visitors to this area will find unique and bargain gift shops, a couple of shopping centres, and grocery stores along with a plethora of bakeries and restaurants. Visually, the area is in contrast with downtown's new and sterile skyscrapers, and instead offers small two storey buildings with neon and handpainted signage, Peking ducks hanging in windows, trendy Asian youths drinking bubble tea, Chinese stylized street lamps and phone booths and much more. The Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, one of Canada's largest cultural centres, is also located here. Its central dome designed after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing is worth seeing.
Eau Claire Festival Market is a unique shopping market located near Prince's Island Park on Barclay Parade. In addition to one-of-a-kind shops, a variety of restaurants, a food court and a wine market, Eau Claire Festival Market also features entertainment venues such as Cineplex Odeon Theatre and Cinescape (an arcade and entertainment complex). A spa, hair salon and gym are also on site.
Victoria Park is a budding community located directly south of downtown Calgary. A mix of historic buildings and exciting new developments, the district runs east to west between 6 Street SE and 2 Street SW, and north to south between 10 Avenue and 17 Avenue. Neighbouring the Stampede grounds, the area includes Calgary's Warehouse District, historic Central Memorial Park and Library, and a host of restaurants and shops along 1st Street SW.
Mission is an inner-city neighbourhood in Calgary that is situated just off 17th Avenue SW (Uptown 17) and 4th Street SW. Its origins date back to its settlement as a Catholic Mission named Notre Dame de la Paix. This history is commemorated with a small park in front of St. Mary's Cathedral. Along with a host of restaurants, shops and services, the area encompasses a diversity of housing, from trendy apartment buildings to character historic homes, expensive condos to expansive multi-million dollar new-builds.
Located in the heart of the city, Calgary’s Cultural District is home to dozens of arts and culture hotspots like galleries, museums, theatres, concert halls and outdoor festival space, plus excellent shopping, dining and nightlife all within a few browsable blocks.
Kensington is one of Calgary's oldest areas and also one of its most popular. Street side cafes, specialty boutiques and an eclectic mix of people make it a favourite on the weekends. The district is located just north of the Bow River at 10th Street NW.
Sunnyside, Hillhurst and Kensington are all located near each other in Calgary's northwest quadrant of the city, just outside of Calgary's downtown core on the north side of the Bow River. Sunnyside is a predominantly residential neighbourhood with a now iconic corner store (Sunnyside Grocery), school (Sunnyside Community School) and a cafe in a historic brick building. Houses in the area are highly sought after for their character. One of Calgary's oldest districts, it was initially settled in the 1880s.
Uptown 17 encompasses the area on and surrounding 17th Avenue Southwest in Calgary's inner city. Here, there are over 400 independent retailers, restaurants, pubs, lounges and services. It is considered one of Calgary's hippest areas, and it gained notoriety as the "Red Mile" during the 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs.