About this Walk

We will explore the history of Calgary through the Eau Claire buildings and streets, the up and downs of its economy and a vision of its future as seen through the eyes of a hopeful newcomer and Eau Claire resident. This is a walking conversation. We will share our knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers. Note: walk ends at the Peace Bridge so give yourself time to return to the start.

Walk Route:

  • Eau Claire Market – SW Parking corner – The Smokestack and the dark 80’s;
  • 1886 Buffalo Café – Eau Claire and Bow River Lumber Company (The Pioneers);
  • Prince’s Island Park pond bridge – Prince’s Island Park, The promising 40’s;
  • Eau Claire Estate –  the 90’s Rehabilitation;
  • Joe Phillips Building – The Commercial District Prior To The First World War
  • McDougall Centre – The Sandstone Era
  • 7 St. / 3 Ave Corner – Old Calgary Sidewalk Stamps
  • Trinity Lutheran Church – The War Years
  • Free Small Library – Our diversity
  • Peace Bridge – What does the future hold?
Quadrant: SW
Meeting Place: Eau Claire Market - SW Parking corner - The Smokestack and the dark 80's
Finish Point: Peace Bridge - What does the future hold?
Walk Duration: 90 minutes
Areas of Interest: History, Economy, Diversity & Inclusion
Led By: Dained Vera
Look for: Meet at the historic smokestack (& "cow bench") at 2 Ave./3 St. SW. I'll have a Jane's Walk umbrella (hopefully we wouldn't need it)
Inner City: Yes