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Downtown Calgary Facts

Downtown Calgary Facts

Calgary is one of the most downtown focused cities in North America. It is where all the action is and is also where a majority of the people in Calgary work. Here are some hard facts for downtown Calgary.

  • I Love Calgary CollageOver 1000 retail stores
  • Over 200 dining and food establishments
  • More than 50 night clubs and pubs
  • 100 plus public art and sculpture displays
  • Home to over 3,500 businesses
  • More than 160,000 citizens travel to work in the downtown Calgary core every day
  • Over 46% of them use public transportation to get there
  • If they were to drive, an estimated 74,000 vehicles would be added to its already clustered streets
  • 15,625 residents living in the downtown core (City of Calgary census of 2010)
  • 62,313 residents living within five kilometres of the downtown core
  • Home to the world’s largest elevated indoor walkway (+15 network)
  • 8 indoor shopping malls and department stores including Holt Renfrew, Scotia Centre, Bankers Hall, Bow Valley Square, The Core, The Bay, Dragon City, Eau Claire Market
  • 12 public culture and art places including Triangle Museum, Glenbow Museum, Max Bell Arena, Udderly Art Legacy Pasture, Engineered Air, Martha Cohen, Lunchbox, Big Secret, Jack Singer Hall, Vertigo Mystery Theatre, W.R. Castell Library, Art Gallery of Calgary, Chinese Cultural Centre
  • 18 family oriented attractions including all of the above (theatres and attractions)
  • 10 Cinema theatres at Eau Claire, the Globe and Uptown
  • 28 major annual festivals including Reggaefest, Hispanic Festival, Expo Latino, Downtown Holiday Celebration, FunnyFest, The Big Tase, Calgary’s Dining Festival, Summerstock, Fiestaval, Word on the Street, Wordfest, Calgary Stampede and Exhibiton, Performance Rodeo, Jazz Festival, International Children’s Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, Taste of Calgary, Carifest, Folk Music Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Afrikadey, Jazz Festival, One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, playRites
  • 12 Public Parks and Areas including Bow River Promenade, Olympic Plaza, Prince’s Island, Bow River Promenade, Century Gardens, School Board Plaza, James Short park, Shaw Millennium Park, Barclay Mall, Fort Calgary, McDougall Centre, Stephen Avenue Walk

Downtown Calgary Skyline

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