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
1 Bowness - Forest Lawn
2 Mt. Pleasant / Killarney 17 Ave.
3 Sandstone/Elbow Drive
4 Huntington
5 North Haven
6 Killarney 26 Ave.
7 Marda Loop
10 City Hall - Southcentre
13 Mount Royal
17 Renfrew/Ramsay
18 Lakeview
104 Sunnyside - Foothills Medical Centre
133 Cranston Express
151 New Brighton Express
300 BRT Airport / City Centre
301 BRT North
302 BRT SE
305 BRT Bowness / 17 Ave SE
449 Eau Claire - Parkhill

Eau Claire Closest LRTs

StationDistance
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     37$875$3895$1572
Condos     37$1050$15000$2667
Parking Spots     2$360$500$430
Townhouses     1$4000$4000$4000
Total Rentals     77$360$15000$2100

Eau Claire Closest Schools

Name Address Distance
Crescent Heights High School 1019 1 Street Northwest, Calgary 1.14 km
OHC Calgary 1212 1st Street SE, Unit 116, Calgary 1.59 km
Western Canada High School 641 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 1.70 km
Art of Tarot The 924 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 1.75 km
Kickaxe Guitars 1409 11 Street Southwest, Calgary 1.78 km
Saint Mary's Senior High School 111 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 1.86 km
Company of Rogues Actors' Studio 1232 17 Avenue SW, 2nd FLR, Calgary 2.02 km
Calgary Aquabelles Synchronized Swimming Club 2225 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary 2.12 km
Leroux Music Studios 2114 14 Street Northwest, Calgary 2.55 km
Delta West Academy 414 11A Street Northeast, Calgary 2.73 km
Free House Dance Plus 2020 12 Avenue Northwest, Calgary 2.77 km
Calgary Arts Academy 2036 20 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 3.04 km
Branton School 2103 20 Street Northwest, Calgary 3.25 km
Maria Montessori Education Centre 2634 12 Avenue Northwest, Calgary 3.69 km
James Fowler High School 4004 4 Street Northwest, Calgary 3.79 km
Columbia College 802 Manning Road Northeast, Calgary 3.90 km
Kumon Math & Reading Centre 2136 33 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 4.11 km
St. Francis High School 877 Northmount Drive Northwest, Calgary 4.12 km
William Aberhart High School 3009 Morley Trail Northwest, Calgary 4.14 km
Calgary Safety Council 839 19 Street Northeast, Calgary 4.23 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Eau Claire Closest Libraries

Name Address Distance
Alberta Law Libraries Calgary Courts Centre, Suite 501-N, 601 - 5 Street SW, Calgary 0.56 km
Calgary Public Library John Dutton Theatre 616 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary 1.26 km
Central Library 616 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary 1.28 km
Memorial Park Library 1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary 1.30 km
Alberta Wilderness Association 455 12 Street Northwest, Calgary 1.36 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
Louise Riley Library 1904 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary 2.59 km
Giuffre Family Library 3223 14 Street Southwest, Calgary 3.35 km
Alliance Fran├žaise Calgary 1721 29 Avenue Southwest #350, Calgary 3.38 km
Health Sciences Library 3330 Hospital Drive Northwest Room 1450, Calgary 4.51 km
Business Library 301 Scurfield Hall, 215 Campus Place NW, Calgary 4.52 km
Doucette Library Education Block #370, 2500 University Drive, Calgary 4.58 km
Nicholls Family Library at Westbrook Station 1413 33 Street Southwest, Calgary 4.59 km
Westbrook Library 1P4, 1413 33 Street Southwest, Calgary 4.59 km
Bennett Jones Law Library 2500 University Drive Northwest, Calgary 4.71 km
Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region Room 320, 3rd Floor, University Court Northwest, Calgary 4.78 km
Taylor Family Digital Library 410 University Court Northwest, Calgary 4.84 km
Gallagher Library Room 180, Earth Sciences Building, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary 4.97 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Eau Claire Distance to Local Landmarks

LandmarkDistance
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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Distances are estimated and community data is not guaranteed by RentFaster.ca