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All the facts and figures you want to know about Downtown Calgary’s commercial core and Stephen Avenue Walk, including vending, promo and busking.

FAQs

Q: What is Stephen Avenue Walk?

Q: Can I park on Stephen Avenue Walk?

Q: My Company is located on Stephen Avenue Walk and sometimes they arrange an employee activity and hires a bus to take us there and back. Can the bus pick us up right on Stephen Avenue Walk?

Q: During the summer I have seen vendors on Stephen Avenue Walk, how do I become one?

Q: Can I Busk on Stephen Avenue Walk?

Q: Do you offer Historical tours in downtown Calgary?

Q: I sometimes see organiztions doing activities and promotions on Stephen Avenue, how do I get a spot?

Q: What is Stephen Avenue Walk?
A: Stephen Avenue Walk is a beautiful outdoor pedestrian walkway in the heart of downtown Calgary from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, 7 days per week. It's steeped in heritage, and lined with fabulous restaurants and retail shops. 

Between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am, it is a one-way, single-lane roadway with parking on the north side of the street.

Q: Can I park on Stephen Avenue Walk?
A: Parking is NOT permitted on Stephen Avenue Walk between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm. However, deliveries are permitted between 6:00 am and 10:30 am and again between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm IF you obtain a vehicle access permit from the CDA. The cost is $25 plus GST for one day access per vehicle or $580.00 plus GST per vehicle for an annual permit which allows you a 20 minute delivery window. 

Q: My Company is located on Stephen Avenue Walk and sometimes they arrange an employee activity and hire a bus to take us there and back. Can the bus pick us up right on Stephen Avenue Walk?
A: Either someone from your company's coordinating committee or the transportation company can obtain a one-day permit to pick you up and drop you off. The cost is $25.00 plus GST per vehicle per day.

Q: During the summer I have seen vendors on the Avenue, how do I become one?
A: .If you wish to apply for a vending spot on Stephen Avenue, fill out a vendor request form with all the pertinent information, successful vendors will be notified if their application is approved. We look for unusual and unique items that aren't commonly found in our local merchant locations. Details on our vendor program can be found on our website under Be On Stephen AvenuePlease allow 6 weeks for approvals.

Q: Can I Busk on Stephen Avenue Walk?
A: No, Busking is NOT permitted on Stephen Avenue. However, if you are an artist interested in participating in our Stephen Avenue Live Street Performer Series,  you will need to apply through Stagehand.  

Q: Do you offer Historical tours in downtown Calgary?
A: You can contact Walk the YYC for historic tours of downtown Calgary. 

Q: I sometimes see organizations doing activities and promotions on Stephen Avenue, how do I get a spot?
A:  If you wish to apply for an activation location on Stephen Avenue, fill out the activation request form with all the pertinent information, successful activations will be notified if their application is approved. We look for unusual and unique activities that aren't commonly found in our location. Details on our activation program can be found on our website under Be On Stephen AvenuePlease allow 6 weeks for approvals.