Calgary, Alberta - photo by Bernard Spragg. NZ under CC0 1.0
Calgary, Alberta - photo by Bernard Spragg. NZ under CC0 1.0

BEST SHOPPING IN CALGARY: 15 PLACES TO EXPLORE

From the ultra-cool to the very quaint, there are simply lots of choices when it comes to shopping in Calgary. Here are some of the places where you can experience the best shopping in Calgary, Alberta, Canada:

Best Shopping in Calgary: Malls

Bankers Hall

Bankers Hall is a modern shopping complex with several clothing shops, accessories retailers, casual dining places and service outlets.

CF Chinook Centre

Welcome to the biggest shopping complex in Calgary: Chinook Centre. This upmarket shopping mall has a host of luxury department stores, popular chain shops and a cinema.

CF Market Mall

The suburban neighbourhood of Varsity in Calgary is where you can find Market Mall, a single level shopping plaza with more than 200 stores in it. It also has a children’s play area and a large food hall.

CrossIron Mills

While its name might suggest something else, CrossIron Mills is a stylish shopping complex that is the go-to destination for outlet stores and big brand shops.

Marlborough Mall

Marlborough Mall has a mix of large and small shops, service outlets, salons and dining options.

Southcentre Mall

More than 150 stores are spread over the two floors of this contemporary shopping mall.

Sunridge Mall

The two-story Sunridge Mall has several brand-name retailers. It also has a food hall and an activity centre.

The CORE Shopping Centre

High-end shops and dining places dominate The CORE Shopping Centre in downtown Calgary. On its top floor, one can find the indoor tropical Devonian Gardens.

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Best Shopping in Calgary: Souvenirs

Glenbow Museum Shop

This artful gift shop in Glenbow Museum allows you to bring home keepsakes of Glenbow exhibitions. It also has handcrafted items by Alberta artists. Moreover, there’s a selection of toys and specialty books.

Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters

Want to bring home some Calgary roasted coffee? Phil & Sebastian has several shops within Calgary where you can purchase locally-roasted coffee, brewing equipment, grinders, espresso machines, filters, books, mugs, cups and practically anything to do with coffee. Find one of their shops on Stephen Avenue, at Simmons Building, in the Mission district, in Marda Loop and at Chinook Centre.

Best Shopping in Calgary: Streets, Neighbourhoods and Districts

17th Ave SW

Also called The Red Mile, this retail and entertainment district is pedestrian-friendly and has popular clothing and daily needs shops.

4th St SW in Mission

4th St SW in the Mission district of Calgary is a popular spot when it comes to shopping for groceries and home furnishing. There is also a number of fashion boutiques and retail outlets.

Inglewood

Inglewood has become a destination for terrariums, apothecaries, stationery, antiques, home décor and clothing.

Marda Loop

Southwest Calgary is home to Marda Loop, a shopping and dining district that has more than 150 shops and restaurants.

Stephen Avenue Walk

In downtown Calgary, you will find Stephen Avenue Walk – a lively pedestrian street brimming with shopping outlets, dining places, and art and entertainment venues.