Be part of the excitement and take in the unique experience you can only find downtown with arts, entertainment, food and fun! See new and old collide on the Historic Stephen Avenue Walk pedestrian mall, chock full of boutiques, the CORE Shopping Centre, world-class restaurants and more. With beautiful sandstone building contrasting against high-rise towers, you’ll find something for everyone. Keep walking west and you’ll find Olympic Plaza, the scene for much of the celebration during Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics. The site is still used regularly as a meeting place and outdoor concert venue. While you’re downtown, don’t forget to visit our Chinatown, Eau Claire Market and the beautiful Prince’s Island Park. Described as an urban oasis nestled along the Bow River in Downtown Calgary, you can commune with nature and take in some shopping, dinner and even a splash in the outdoor splash pool. Cap the night off with a delightful stroll down a stretch of Downtown Calgary’s extensive river pathway system.
July 1st is Canada Day and Downtown Calgary will be teeming with activity. Olympic Plaza will feature the Downtown Calgary family experience from 11am to 4pm. Bring your kids and enjoy some family fun with games, kids music, special activities and to celebrate Calgary’s Biggest Birthday Party ever for anyone born on July 1st. The Stephen Avenue Walk Canada Day Street Party with the summer stage music series, plenty of artisans, vendors, buskers and sunny patios await!