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 Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type # of Listings Min Price Max Price Avg Price
Condo Units34$1850$6000$3082
Office Spaces1$800$800$800
Total Rentals50$800$6000$2786

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 Services and Out of School Care
211 7 Street Northwest, Calgary
0.63 km
Calgary Chinese Private School
128 2 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.64 km
GoForth Institute
920 5 Avenue Southwest #1605, Calgary
0.72 km
Black Diamond Gospel Chapel
212 Centre Street South, Calgary
0.78 km
Canada School of Public Service
220 4 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
1.02 km
Crescent Heights High School | Calgary Board of Education
1019 1 Street Northwest, Calgary
1.16 km
Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine 阿尔伯塔针灸中医学院
628 12 Avenue Southwest Suite #300, Calgary
1.17 km
Alberta Ballet School
906 12 Avenue Southwest #2, Calgary
1.28 km
Calgary Italian School
416 1 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
1.42 km
Connaught School | Calgary Board of Education
1121 12 Ave SW, Calgary
1.56 km
Alberta University of the Arts
1407 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
1.64 km
Western Canada High School | Calgary Board of Education
641 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.71 km
St. Monica School
235 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.77 km
Saint Mary's High School
111 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.86 km
Dancing Til Dawn
121 17 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
1.90 km
Calgary Iyengar Yoga
208 16 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
1.91 km
MNP Community & Sport Centre
2225 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary
2.10 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
Ristech Information Solutions Ltd.
813 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.51 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
Little Free Library Charter #5913
901 11 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
1.22 km
Memorial Park Library
1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.29 km
Bow Valley College RGO Library and Learning Commons
345 6 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
1.36 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 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
1.74 km
Little Free Library - Sunalta Community Wildflower Garden
1211 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.17 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.

Eau Claire Map View

Community data is not guaranteed by RentFaster.ca