Aug 20

A Taste of Eau Claire Market

by Janice Grey · 0 comments

012

Eau Claire Market is a collection of diverse shops and services located downtown at 200 Barclay Parade SW, near the magnificent Bow River and Prince’s Island Park. Adjacent to the market is their outdoor space, which includes a wading pool, perfect for cooling off during a hot summer day and their Festival Plaza, a gathering place for a number of the city’s many celebrations.

001

Included in the festivities that they host each year is the Taste of Calgary. The Taste of Calgary provides the opportunity to savor the flavors from various restaurants located throughout the city, sample yummy adult drinks in the beverage garden and listen to local entertainment – all at one convenient location. Sadly, the Taste of Calgary is over for another year, so put it in your calendar for next year. Do it now! You will not be disappointed and you now have almost a whole year to look forward to it.

019

Besides such outdoor festivals, Eau Claire Market houses a selection of speciality shops, many which are exclusive to Eau Claire. It is not your typical mall, so be sure to step inside to discover what resides behind that colorful exterior. Is your skin craving some moisture? The Creamery whips up custom-made natural skin-care products in your favorite scents and includes face cream, body butter and many other delicious products.

020

Are you searching for your favorite hard-to-find imported consumables? Then check out Island Foods – they have foods from around the world, so your search may just end there. If it is the UK you are longing for, A Good Taste of Britain can help you out with your favorite overseas chocolate or rugby jersey.

014

Zen & Accessories is full of unique colorful clothing and bags that are fun to search through, while the Son of the Pharaoh is great for one-of-a-kind gifts. Are there too many shops and not enough time? Perhaps the resident psychic can guide you to your treasure!

017

If you are peckish after shopping and want a quick fix, head to the food court (which has an indoor playground for kids) for a sub sandwich, taco or other goodies. Satisfy a bigger appetite with a meal at the Garage Sports Bar or Joey’s Restaurant. If you are craving the warm sun on your face during the summer months, get your munchies to go and stroll to the park for a riverside picnic.

During those rainy days or cold winter months, stay cozy and warm your insides with a nice hot meal. Then forget your worries for a couple of hours at the Cineplex Odeon on the second level. Of course, warm, buttery popcorn is a must.

There is plenty of parking available at or around Eau Claire Market. You can choose from pay parking lots (which are discounted to $2 flat rate on weekends and evenings after 5pm) or on-street parking (which is free evenings after 6pm and Sundays). If you are into pedal power, Eau Claire Market is just a few spins of your tires away from the bike path and has plenty of bike racks.

Eau Claire Market is really a place where indoors meets outdoors.

The BBQ on the Bow Festival takes place at the Eau Claire Festival Plaza on Sunday, September 1st. Take in the bands; try some BBQ from the vendors and watch the competition – then head indoors for a little shopping.

For a complete list of Eau Claire Markets shops, services and events visit their website at http://www.eauclairemarket.com/.

Related Posts

  • Taste Of CalgaryTaste Of Calgary It's that time of year again, time to taste all the best food that Calgary has to offer. Celebrating international food & drink the Taste of Calgary Festival offers fun for the […]
  • Cream of the CropCream of the Crop Calling all foodies and skincare fanatics! Creamery, an open concept kitchen recently opened in Eau Claire. You are probably wondering what food and skincare have to do with one […]
  • Downtown Calgary Events | Week of August 21, 2017Downtown Calgary Events | Week of August 21, 2017 Carifest Caribbean celebration, endless ribs at Ribfest and Pride celebrations makes this week colourful and finger lickin' good. Find all the colours of the rainbow as these festivals […]
  • Summer 2014 RecapSummer 2014 Recap We tried to stretch the summer in to September as long as we could, but after recent snow and yellow and red leaves clinging to trees it's time to say goodbye to the season with a fun blog […]
  • MEC Bikefest 2013: Everything on Two WheelsMEC Bikefest 2013: Everything on Two Wheels One of the most enduring childhood memories can be getting your first bike. Not just because it was a new toy to play with, but also because that bike gave you your first taste of […]



Previous post:

Next post: