International Avenue Neighbourhood Guide

International Avenue Neighbourhood Guide
International Avenue Neighbourhood Guide
Best Things to Do on International Avenue

International Avenue Neighbourhood Guide

Discover the local favourites on International Avenue in Calgary.

International Avenue is known as Calgary’s Culinary and Cultural Capital, with diverse residents and the local shops, restaurants, and businesses to match. Located just east of Deerfoot Trail on 17th Avenue, International Avenue is a friendly and vibrant neighbourhood that locals love. Check out the public art, green spaces, local restaurants, and festivals that make International Avenue full of community spirit.

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‘Celebration on International Avenue.

‘Celebration on International Avenue.


Public Art on International Avenue


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Unity Park on International Avenue.

Unity Park on International Avenue.

International Avenue at night.

International Avenue at night.

Public Parks on International Avenue


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Ibu Kartini of Indonesian Kitchen on International Avenue.

Ibu Kartini of Indonesian Kitchen on International Avenue.

Pho 88 Noodle House on International Avenue.

Pho 88 Noodle House on International Avenue.

Local Shops and Restaurants on International Avenue

Take your shopping trip around the world on International Avenue with a unique selection of restaurants, grocers, and local shops from around the world. You can find everything from spices and Middle Eastern groceries to coffee shops and delicatessens.

Chef Ibu Kartini of Indonesian Kitchen specializes in Sundanese and Javanese cooking with fresh ingredients and homemade root stock that seen her featured in national Canadian magazines and cooking shows. Count on a friendly welcome from Bravo Restaurant, home to authentic Latin American street food like tostadas, flautas, and carne Asada tacos. Look for traditional Vietnamese cuisine at Pho 88 Noodle House, like noodle soup with charbroiled pork, spring rolls on vermicelli, or grilled prawn sub.


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Nile Supermarket on International Avenue.

Nile Supermarket on International Avenue.

Bathtub Bikes on International Avenue.

Bathtub Bikes on International Avenue.

Nile Supermarket is the largest African and Middle eastern store in Alberta with grocery items, clothing, and accessories. Or checkout Bathtub Bikes for reclaimed and vintage bicycles or two wheeled tune-ups to keep your bike in tip top shape. It’ a great idea to plan your shopping trip with the International Avenue Business Directory before you visit.

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Costal Grocery Market on International Avenue.

Costal Grocery Market on International Avenue.


Hidden Gems on International Avenue

Let the hidden gems of International Avenue guide you to some unexpected experiences. Fuse33 Makerspace is Calgary’s largest workspace for creative individuals from a diverse set of technical backgrounds. Take a class to master a new piece of equipment or drop-in for a workshop with professional carpenters, welders, and machinists. Find antiques, collectibles, and restored furniture at Jayson’s Corner or browse rare West African items like flours, grains, beans, and palm oil at the Coastal Grocery Market. Make sure you tour the upper level for fabrics, clothing, shoes, and purses. You can only find these hidden gems on International Avenue.


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East Town Get Down Independent Music Festival.

East Town Get Down Independent Music Festival.

Hdmona coffee ceremony at the Around The World in 35 Blocks Food Tour.

Hdmona coffee ceremony at the Around The World in 35 Blocks Food Tour.

Festivals and Cultural Events on International Avenue

Festivals bring neighbourhoods together and International Avenue is home to a series of award-winning cultural events. Pair unique cultural food and drink with live music at the East Town Get Down Independent Music Festival, explore international community vendors at the Unity Park Market (July 10, 24, and August 7, 21, and September 4, 2021), or take a slow-ride bicycle cruise from International Avenue to downtown and back with Tour de Purple, or go on a culinary adventure with Around The World in 35 Blocks Food Tour, and experience an authentic Hdmona coffee ceremony, a local and visitor favourite for over two decades. Join in on the neighbourhood favourite Best of the East Stampede Breakfast, each year on the last Thursday morning of Calgary Stampede week. Finish it all off with GlobalFest, a multi-cultural event and Canada’s premier fireworks festival at Elliston Park. The One World Festival at GlobalFest features many International Avenue restaurants too.

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