One trip to Marda Loop will quickly reveal why this special part of Calgary attracts visitors and growing number of families to live in its vicinity. This characteristic part of Calgary’s South West quadrant has a colourful heritage. The name “Marda Loop” comes from two landmarks from the past: the Marda Theatre and the trolley car loop that carried people to downtown Calgary and out to outlying areas.
Located on 33rd and 34th avenues S.W., between Crowchild Trail and 19th Street S.W., Marda Loop is a thriving outdoor shopping and dining district, home to a variety of distinct stores and restaurants, all within walking distance of each other.
Marda Loop is home to more than 100 diverse businesses including cafes, gourmet coffee shops (good luck finding a table in the ever-popular Phil & Sebastian), multicultural restaurants, spas, clothing and jewelry shops, a book store, tattoo studio, scuba centre and multiple specialty pet shops.