Hip & Trendy

Overview

Calgary has a number of very walkable, very cool shopping districts with boutiques, quaint shops, chic fashions and numerous hidden treasures waiting to be found.

Here are Calgary’s hip and trendy shopping areas:

  • Downtown Calgary has a number of great shopping centres, as well as 3,000 individual businesses in a 120-block area
  • Fourth Street in Mission has been called the “living room of the community”, and has several home décor and fashion stores
  • Inglewood is a historic community with local boutiques, design stores and antiques 
  • International Avenue is an ethnically diverse stretch of 17th Avenue SE between 26th and 61st St with great cultural food stores, as well as other retail goods and services
  • Kensington is the Sunnyside community’s wonderful stretch of hip stores and cafés
  • Marda Loop is an area in southwest Calgary with over 130 businesses and services
  • 17th Avenue makes trendy look passé – it’s where you want to go clothes shopping in Calgary
  • Victoria Crossing is an up-and-coming revitalized shopping area south of downtown core between 6th St SE and 2nd St SE and between 10th and 17th Ave.
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Markets

Overview

Calgary loves its farmers’ markets, with crowds regularly storming venues for fresh local produce on weekends. Food isn’t all that’s available though: there are all kinds of surprises to be found at the region’s markets.

  • Calgary Farmers’ Market: One of the city’s most popular markets. Open all year – offering meat, seafood, dairy, farm produce, prepared foods, crafts and unique items, located at 510 77 Avenue SE.
  • Crossroads Market: Calgary’s largest year-round indoor/outdoor market, Crossroads occupies a unique 1920s heritage building in Ramsay.
  • Bearspaw Lions Farmers’ Market: Just west of the Calgary city limits off of Crowchild Trail, the Bearspaw Farmers’ Market operates every Sunday from June to October.
  • Calgary Swap Meet Farmers' Market: Formerly known as Blackfoot Farmers' Market, this is the longest-running market in Calgary, offering locally grown farm-fresh produce plus antiques, books, crafts and more from its location at 5600 – 11th Street SE.
  • Millarville Farmers’ Market: Southern Alberta’s largest outdoor summer market – there are over 170 vendors – can be found just south of Calgary in Millarville.
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Shopping Malls

Overview

Every quadrant of Calgary has major enclosed shopping centres – some with hundreds of stores and services.

The following are the city’s premier shopping malls.

  • Chinook Centre - Over 250 stores, including three major department stores and one of North America’s busiest movie theatres, at the Corner of Macleod Trail and Glenmore Trail SW.
  • CrossIron Mills - Alberta’s newest shopping centre is an enormous facility boasting over 100 outlets and 200 stores, just north of Calgary.
  • Deerfoot Mall - A solid selection of quality brand name retail stores in northeast Calgary, off of Deerfoot Trail on 64th Avenue NE.
  • The Core / TD Square / Holt Renfrew - Downtown’s interconnected web of indoor malls has everything you might be looking for, all accessible off of 8th or 7th Avenue SW.
  • Deerfoot Meadows - Sitting at the crossroads of Deerfoot Trail and Glenmore Trail in southwest Calgary, Deerfoot Meadows has an extremely large collection of big name retailers. 
  • Market Mall - Market Mall is a popular octagon of over 200 stores at 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW.
  • Marlborough Mall - Over 150 stores and services at 515 Marlborough Way NE.
  • North Hill Centre - Over 100 shops and services just north of downtown at the corner of 14th Street and 16th Avenue NW.
  • Northland Village Mall - A small regional shopping centre with over 80 shops and services at 5111 Northland Drive NW.
  • Southcentre Mall - Over 180 shops, services and restaurants – including some of Calgary’s most sought-after retailers – at 100 Anderson Road SE.
  • Sunridge Mall - The largest mall in northeast Calgary – with over 150 stores and services – at 24th Avenue and 36th Street NE.
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