Downtown Calgary is the place to go for fashion. Luxury goods retailers offering the finest designer labels, one-of-a-kind boutiques with the latest trends, and well-known stores are all within a few blocks of each other.
New parking promotion at The Bay
The Bay Downtown is offering free weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Holiday) parking at the Bow Parkade when you purchase $25.00 or more upon presentation of your parking receipt. The $3.00 parking amount will be deducted off your purchase.
The CORE (TD Square & Holt Renfrew)
Calgary's only Downtown shopping centre has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation and includes a one-of-a-kind glass atrium ceiling. Located on 8th Avenue SW between 2nd Street and 4th Street and also accessible from the 3rd Street SW C-Train Station platform, the CORE is shopping with a distinctly urban accent. Check out www.coreshopping.ca
Situated in the heart of downtown Calgary, the towers of Bankers Hall cut an impressive figure against the skyline. Bankers Hall shopping atrium is home to some of Calgary's most fashionable retailers including Blu's, M0851, La Chic, TotaliTea, Henry Singer and much more. For more information www.bankershall.ca
Stephen Avenue Walk (8 Avenue SW between 1 Street SE & 4 Street SW)
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. A guide to Stephen Ave can be found here. Please note that this guide was published in 2010, so a few changes are likely to have occured.
The corner of Stephen Avenue Walk (8 Avenue SW) and 1 Street is at the hub of the cultural district where high volumes of office workers, retailers, and tourists enjoy restaurants, pubs and bars along the walk. Found in three downtown historical sites on the Walk (the Hull Block, Macnaghten Block and Alberta Block), Fashion Central's main focus is the display of unique, cutting edge fashion that can't be found in your local shopping malls. The choice of high-end fashion will appease the fashion-forward shopper.
Located at the corner of Centre Street & 7 Avenue SW, fashion and art collide in the restored downtown building that is also home to galleries, studios, and a café. One can find featured custom jewelry and clothing boutiques in close proximity to C-Trains and Plus 15s.
Chinatown provides another unique Downtown cultural experience. The Chinese Cultural Centre is the largest of its kind in North America and has a stunning domed ceiling that is patterned after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Complete your shopping and dining experiences at Dragon City Mall or any of the street level shops and restaurants.
Tourism Calgary has recently created a website tool for to help visitors search for shopping hot spots and enhance their shopping experience in the city. The website feature allows visitors to search more than 400 stores and three major shopping centres to create a personalized shopping itinerary.