Head east of downtown Calgary on 9 Avenue and over the Elbow River, and you’ll drive into Inglewood, which has the distinction of being the city’s oldest neighbourhood. Today, it’s home to Calgary’s Music Mile, the Barley Belt, businesses, shops, restaurants and breweries, and is the perfect place to stroll or bike.
Inglewood Has Great Neighbours
A destination in its own right, Inglewood is close to historic Fort Calgary, the East Village, Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo and the Bow River pathway system. Visit the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary to spy common and rare North American bird species, or wander over to the Harvie Passage to see paddlers tackle the white water.
Stroll and Shop
Back on 9 Avenue, known as Calgary’s Original Mainstreet, you’ll find a collection independent businesses, boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops, featuring Calgary-based roasters. Don’t forget to check out Rouge Restaurant and Deane House, both featuring Alberta-based cuisine and located in converted heritage houses.