Follow the ornate blue dome of the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre
and find your way to Chinatown
for a cultural experience in the heart of downtown Calgary. A vibrant collection of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and South Asian restaurants, shops, grocers and bakeries make this friendly neighbourhood a cultural hub in Calgary. Silver Dragon Restaurant
has been a local staple for over 40 years with fresh dim sum delivered table side.
7. Marda Loop
A movie theatre and a trolley car gave the neighbourhood of Marda Loop
its name. Today, this walkable community is home to Mud Pie Mint cookies at Cookie Occasion
and the Marda Gras Street Festival,
attracting over 35,000 visitors each August for live music, dancing, shopping, food, and kid’s activities. Best of all it is free to attend. If you want to get an idea of what a true Calgary neighbourhood has to offer, Marda Loop gives you an idea of where locals live, work, and play, all in one spot
is Calgary’s original main street and has the history to prove it. Today, this historic neighbourhood is a bohemian paradise of unique shops, restaurants, and live music venues that are all part of the Music Mile
. Get an education in Japanese knives at Knifewear,
try the wood fired rotisserie chicken at The Nash
, or take in big band swing or live jazz standards at Ironwood Stage & Grill
and you will see why Inglewood was named the Best Neighbourhood in Canada in 2015.