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
17 Renfrew/Ramsay
18 Lakeview
24 Ogden
62 Hidden Valley Express
63 Lakeview Express
103 McKenzie Express
104 Sunnyside / University of Calgary
117 McKenzie Towne Express
300 BRT Airport / City Centre
301 BRT North
302 BRT Southeast
305 BRT Bowness
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     32$875$2995$1631
Condos     92$900$4350$2138
Houses     1$1850$1850$1850
Shared     1$1090$1090$1090
Townhouses     1$6000$6000$6000
Total Rentals     127$875$6000$2030

Eau Claire Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Alberta Ballet School
2-906 12 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.28 km
Connaught School | Calgary Board of Education
1121 12 Ave SW, Calgary
1.56 km
Swing Doctor Golf
255 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.70 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
Dancing Til Dawn
121 17 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
1.90 km
Calgary Iyengar Yoga
200-222 16 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
1.93 km
Repsol Sport Centre
2225 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary
2.09 km
Stew Hendry / Henry Viney Arena
814 13 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
2.45 km
Delta West Academy
414 11A Street Northeast, Calgary
2.73 km
Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine 阿尔伯塔省中医学院
1910 20 Avenue Northwest Suite #102, Calgary
3.03 km
Calgary Arts Academy
2036 20 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
3.04 km
Branton School | Calgary Board of Education
2103 20 Street Northwest, Calgary
3.25 km
Fox Hollow Golf Course
999 32 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
3.65 km
James Fowler High School | Calgary Board of Education
4004 4 Street Northwest, Calgary
3.83 km
Columbia College
802 Manning Road Northeast, Calgary
3.90 km
Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
4014 Macleod Trail Southeast #107, Calgary
3.92 km
William Aberhart High School | Calgary Board of Education
3009 Morley Trail Northwest, Calgary
4.13 km
St. Francis High School
877 Northmount Drive Northwest, Calgary
4.16 km
Westmount Charter Mid-High School
2215 Uxbridge Drive Northwest, Calgary
4.66 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Eau Claire Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Alberta Law Libraries
0.56 km
Evergreen Regional Office
900 6 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.73 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
1.54 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
Little Free Library - Sunalta Community Wildflower Garden
1211 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.17 km
Little free library
Community Wildflower Garden, 1310 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.21 km
Little Book Library 41
922 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
2.56 km
Louise Riley Library
1904 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
2.59 km
Giuffre Family Library
3223 14 Street Southwest, Calgary
3.35 km
Alliance Française Calgary
1721 29 Avenue Southwest #350, Calgary
3.38 km
Little Free Library
2712 22 Street Southwest, Calgary
3.80 km
Medical library
4.55 km
Nicholls Family Library
1413 33 Street Southwest, Calgary
4.56 km
Westbrook LRT Station Library
1413 33 Street Southwest, Calgary
4.59 km
Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region
Room 320, 3rd Floor, University Court Northwest, Calgary
4.81 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.

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