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 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     18$1095$15000$3094
Condos     55$1000$15000$2789
Houses     1$1800$1800$1800
Parking Spots     1$300$300$300
Townhouses     1$4000$4000$4000
Total Rentals     76$300$15000$2831

Eau Claire Closest Schools

Name Address Distance
IELTS Calgary Test Centre 515 1 Street Southeast #200, Calgary 1.01 km
Mosaic Learning Institute Inc 1040 7 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 1.03 km
Crescent Heights High School 1019 1 Street Northwest, Calgary 1.14 km
Alberta Ballet West Annex, 2, 906 12 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 1.28 km
Montessori Alberta 1407 7 Avenue Northwest, Calgary 1.48 km
OHC Calgary 1212 1st Street SE, Unit 116, Calgary 1.60 km
Western Canada High School 641 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 1.70 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
Queen Elizabeth School | Calgary Board of Education 402 18 Street Northwest, Calgary 2.04 km
Queen Elizabeth High School 512 18 Street Northwest, Calgary 2.08 km
Delta West Academy 414 11A Street Northeast, Calgary 2.73 km
Calgary Arts Academy 2036 20 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 3.04 km
Branton School 2103 20 Street Northwest, Calgary 3.25 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
ABES College 221 18 Street Southeast #10, Calgary 4.32 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
Evergreen Regional Office 900 6 Avenue Southwest, Calgary 0.73 km
Central Library 616 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary 1.28 km
Calgary Central Library 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary 1.28 km
Memorial Park Library 1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary 1.29 km
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
Alexander Calhoun Library 3223 14 Street Southwest, Calgary 3.35 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

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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