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.

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.

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.