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Stephen Avenue Walk free

Eighth Avenue S.W. from First Street S.E. to Fourth Street S.W | Calgary, Canada | Official website
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Calgary Tourism Board
  • Type: Entertainment and Nightlife, Shopping, Neighborhood/Area
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.0 (3.9)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Food Scene: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 3.5 (3.5)
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Occupying three blocks of downtown's 8th Avenue, the Stephen Avenue Walk is one of the city's most popular shopping venues. This pedestrian-only shopping area—also dubbed a National Historic District—is lined with trendy stores, delectable restaurants and even several nightclubs. This downtown stretch is also the place to go for avid culture-hounds; street performers, local artists, and even festivals are often found here.

However, recent visitors warn that, despite the overhaul made to the Stephen Avenue Walk's appearance, it's still necessary to keep your wits about you. This formerly derelict stretch still sees the occasional panhandler and pickpocket.

The Stephen Avenue Walk welcomes shoppers every day, although store and restaurant hours vary depending on the day. You don't have to pay to peruse, but you might want to keep a couple dollars (or loonies) on hand in case something strikes your fancy. For more information, check out the official website.

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