Once Calgary’s industrial core, Eau Claire was reclaimed and turned into a mix of condos and commercial properties. Eau Claire follows the Bow River north of Third Avenue SW to Second Street SW, which includes popular Prince’s Island Park.
Eau Claire is Calgary’s festival district. The Eau Claire Plaza and Prince’s Island Park hosts Calgary’s Folk Music Festival, Shakespeare in the Park and busking. There is always something going on in one of the parks, but if you want to get away from the busy atmosphere, the pathways along the river are a peaceful escape in the middle of the city.
Eau Claire amenities are abundant, and this is what makes it such a popular neighbourhood. The Eau Claire Market is loaded with shops, galleries, restaurants, movie theatres and pubs. The Bow River pathways are great for joggers. And just beyond Eau Claire’s boundaries, the downtown core features the historical Stephen Avenue Walk and Olympic Plaza, where residents can skate in the winter.