Eau Claire Community Overview

Quadrant: SW, Inner-City

The neighbourhood of Eau Claire in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is located immediately north of Downtown, and south of the Bow River and north of 4th Avenue. A mix of riverside condominiums, shopping, restaurants, hotels, a large public plaza and urban parkland make Eau Claire one of Calgary's most popular areas. Contained within Eau Claire is the city's Festival District.

The area, which was developed from reclaimed industrial land, fronts the Bow River and sits immediately north of 3rd Avenue South. North of Eau Claire is Prince's Island Park, a large urban park on an island in the Bow River and the site of many summer festivals, including the Calgary Folk Music Festival, Carifest, Shakespeare in the Park and various busking happenings. Within Eau Claire is Eau Claire Market and a variety of pubs and restaurants. It is also located on the city's large network of pedestrian pathways and trails.

The name Eau Claire derives from one of Calgary's original industries - a sawmill transplanted from Eau Claire, Wisconsin and staffed by mostly Norwegian mill workers. The area on the banks of the Bow River was selected in the 1880s for its easy access to fallen timber. The community was subsequently named for the Eau Claire Lumber Company.

Eau Claire Plaza, at the core of the Festival District is currently undergoing a major modernization and redevelopment to better integrate it with the city, Prince's Island, Eau Claire Market, Barclay Mall and the other surrounding hotels, restaurants and businesses. The community has an area redevelopment plan in place.

Eau Claire Market is the focal point of the neighbourhood. It sits immediately south of the Bow River and was built on former industrial land. The mall is home to several unique and "one of a kind" shops and galleries, a movie theatre, a food court and several restaurants. To coincide with the reconfiguration of Eau Claire Plaza, plans are currently in development to demolish and completely rebuild the market which has declined in popularity in recent years. The new market will likely cater to a larger and more diverse demographic to better serve the residential community at large.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

eau-claire Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
3 Sandstone/Elbow Dr SW
4 Huntington
5 North Haven
6 Killarney/26 Av SW
7 Marda Loop
10 City Hall/Southcentre
17 Renfrew/Ramsay
64 MacEwan Express
66 Lakeview
69 Deerfoot Centre
70 Valley Ridge Express
90 Bridgeland/University of Calgary
104 Sunnyside/University of Calgary
133 Cranston Express
151 New Brighton Express
300 BRT Airport/City Centre
301 BRT North/City Centre
302 BRT Southeast/City Centre
305 BRT Bowness/City Centre
449 Eau Claire/Parkhill

Eau Claire Closest LRTs

4 Street SW CTrain Station 0.39 km
6 Street SW CTrain Station 0.4 km
7 Street SW CTrain Station 0.43 km
3 Street SW CTrain Station 0.45 km
8 Street SW CTrain Station 0.47 km
Sunnyside CTrain Station 0.55 km
1 Street SW CTrain Station 0.56 km
Centre Street CTrain Station 0.67 km
Downtown - West Kerby CTrain Station 0.72 km

Eau Claire Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     23$900$3500$1350
Condos     64$1200$4200$2364
Parking Spots     1$300$300$300
Shared     1$1500$1500$1500
Townhouses     1$5500$5500$5500
Total Rentals     90$300$5500$2107

Eau Claire Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Impact Training & Consulting
744 4 Avenue Southwest #400, Calgary
0.43 km
Stampede School
0.52 km
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre
197 1 Street Southwest, Calgary
0.57 km
Pre Kindergarten Educational
211 7 Street Northwest, Calgary
0.63 km
Calgary Chinese Private School
128 2 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.64 km
GoForth Institute
1605-920 5 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.72 km
Black Diamond Gospel Chapel
212 Centre Street South, Calgary
0.78 km
Perfect Pitch Consulting
888 3 Street SW 10th Floor, West Tower, Bankers Hall, Calgary
0.81 km
The Chinese Language School 华人中文学校
328 Centre Street South #202, Calgary
0.84 km
Money School Ltd
888 3 Street Southwest, Calgary
0.85 km
Canada School of Public Service
220 4 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
1.02 km
CityU of Seattle
1040 7 Avenue Southwest Suite 120, Calgary
1.03 km
CUPS One World Child Development Centre
622 11 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.06 km
Crescent Heights High School | Calgary Board of Education
1019 1 Street Northwest, Calgary
1.13 km
Kelly & Creaghan Ca's
1000 Centre Street North, Calgary
1.24 km
Alberta Ballet School
2-906 12 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.28 km
Calgary Italian School
416 1 Ave NE, Calgary
1.41 km
Connaught School | Calgary Board of Education
1121 12 Ave SW, Calgary
1.56 km
Western Canada High School | Calgary Board of Education
641 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.70 km
Saint Mary's High School
111 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.86 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Eau Claire Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Little Free Library
500 5 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.40 km
Alberta Law Libraries
0.56 km
Evergreen Regional Office
900 6 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.73 km
Little free library
219 3 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
1.05 km
Rosedale Little Free Library
1.23 km
Memorial Park Library
1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.29 km
Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street Northwest, Calgary
1.37 km
Central Library
800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
1.51 km
Afhs Library
712 16 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
1.65 km
Catholic Pastoral Centre Library
120 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.69 km
Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT
MC111, Stan Grad Centre, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary
1.74 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Eau Claire Distance to Local Landmarks

Alberta Children's Hospital 5.41 km
Alberta College of Arts and Design (ACAD) 2.02 km
Ambrose University College 8.06 km
Bow Valley College 1.37 km
Calgary Airport 9.83 km
Calgary Zoo 3.08 km
Chinook Centre Mall 6.11 km
City Hall 1.33 km
Cross Iron Mills 26.40 km
Deerfoot Mall 6.63 km
Devry Institute of Tech 5.43 km
Downtown Calgary 0.20 km
Foothills Hospital 4.33 km
Market Mall 6.76 km
Mount Royal University 6.03 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 6.89 km
Rocky Mountain College 5.89 km
Rockyview Hospital 7.05 km
SAIT 1.70 km
South Health Campus 20.82 km
Southcentre Mall 11.20 km
Sunridge Mall 6.56 km
University of Calgary 4.93 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

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