With over 30 restored buildings in the area, a stroll up the Stephen Avenue Walk is an excellent snapshot of the history of Calgary, with the popular architectural styles from the late 1800s to the 1930s the emergence of the modern retail sector. Today the Stephen Avenue Walk functions much as it did 100 years ago. Its buildings are home to retailers, banks and restaurants, and the avenue itself is a vital gathering place.
During the summer sidewalk cafés, street musicians and merchants draw Calgarians to the pedestrian mall of Stephen Avenue Walk. The food scene on Stephen Avenue is nothing short of epic – grand rooms offering the ultimate in fine dining, cutting-edge bistros serving up the latest in food and wine, and unique ethnic and casual dining spots. You won’t find this much dining diversity anywhere else in Calgary