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     19$1000$3895$2051
Condos     46$1300$15000$2751
Townhouses     1$4000$4000$4000
Total Rentals     66$1000$15000$2568

Eau Claire Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Crescent Heights High School
1019 1 Street Northwest, Calgary
1.13 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
William Aberhart High School
3009 Morley Trail Northwest, Calgary
4.14 km
St. Francis High School
877 Northmount Drive Northwest, Calgary
4.16 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
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
4.59 km
Nicholls Family Library
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
LandmarkDistance
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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