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.

Closest LRTs

StationDistance
LRT - Sunnyside Station 0.88 km
LRT - SAIT Station 1.73 km
LRT - Victoria/Stampede Station 1.89 km
LRT - Sultana Station 2.06 km
LRT - Bridgeland Station 2.33 km

Eau Claire Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     18$1650$3895$2566
Condos     70$1595$11000$2920
Houses     2$2500$2900$2700
Townhouses     1$3500$3500$3500
Total Rentals     91$1595$11000$2851
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Inner-City     1934$550$6700$1898
SW     1925$450$12500$2300

Closest Schools

SchoolBoardTypeAddressDistance
Sunnyside Community School Public Elementary 211 - 7th Street NW 0.61 km
W.H. Cushing Workplace School Public Elementary 130 - 7 Avenue SW 0.87 km
St. John Fine Arts Separate Elementary 15 - 12 Street NW 1.29 km
Connaught Community School Public Elementary 1121 - 12th Avenue SW 1.52 km
Hillhurst Community School Public Elementary 1418 - 7th Avenue NW 1.52 km
Rosedale Elementary/Junior High PublicJunior High 905 - 13 Avenue NW 1.37 km
Balmoral School PublicJunior High 220 - 16th Avenue NW 1.73 km
St. Monica SeparateJunior High 235 - 18 Avenue SW 1.74 km
Langevin Community School PublicJunior High 107 - 6A Street NE 1.85 km
Stanley Jones Elementary PublicJunior High 950 - 6 Street NE 1.96 km
Cultural Centre Chinese Learning Academy PrivateHigh School 197 1st Street SW 0.59 km
Sunnyside Community School Public Elementary 211 - 7th Street NW 0.61 km
Alberta Chung Wah School PrivateHigh School #270, 328 Centre Street SE 0.79 km
Crescent Heights High School PublicHigh School 1019 - 1st Street NW 1.14 km
Equilibrium International Education Institute PrivateHigh School 707 14 Street NW 1.61 km
Western Canada High School PublicHigh School 641 - 17th Avenue SW 1.64 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

NameAddressDistance
Central Library 616 MacLeod Trail SE1.25 km
Memorial Park Branch 1221 2nd Street SW1.28 km
Louise Riley Branch 1904 14 Avenue NW2.60 km
Alexander Calhoun Branch 3223 14 Street SW3.39 km
Shaganappi Branch 3415 8th Avenue SW4.29 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distance to Local Landmarks

LandmarkDistance
Ambrose University College 8.58 km
Calgary Airport 9.84 km
Chinook Centre Mall 6.11 km
Devry Institute of Tech 5.41 km
Downtown Calgary 0.19 km
Foothills Hospital 4.36 km
Market Mall 6.65 km
Mount Royal University 6.05 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 6.91 km
Rockyview Hospital 7.05 km
SAIT 1.70 km
South Health Campus 20.82 km
Southcentre Mall 11.19 km
Sunridge Mall 6.59 km
University of Calgary 4.92 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

Eau Claire Map View

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