From mom and pop-owned bakeries to award winning restaurants and everything in between, 17th Ave is truly one of the most diverse dining sectors in Calgary. This iconic street boasts an array of restaurants and eateries highlighting some of the best chefs in Calgary, along with cuisine from all over the globe. Whether you’re coming down for a night on the town at one of the many popular drinking holes, or you’re looking to try something completely new, you can find it all on 17th Ave.


Shop till you drop on 17th Ave where you’ll find everything from locally-made styles and luxury brands to home décor, sporting equipment, grocery essentials, electronics, collectibles, art and so much more. If you’re looking to spice up your wardrobe, find a gift for someone special, or just window shop all day, 17th Ave is the place to do it.


One of the things that makes 17th Ave so special is the variety of different businesses that line its streets. You can find art galleries and craft stores, fitness studios and gyms, luxury spas, salons, an escape room and more. Whether you’re coming down to 17th Ave to grab a bite or run some errands, there’s tons of fun to be had on Calgary’s most iconic street.


Discover the ’undiscovered’ on 17th Ave, home to more than 700 unique businesses between 2nd Street SW and 16th Street SW. Not only can you find some of Calgary’s best shopping and dining on this historical avenue, but there is also a number of professional services ranging from health and wellness to interior design, law, phycologists and more.

New on the Ave


17th Ave is home to a new beach house bar and supper-club, Drinks & Such, This chic spot emulates Mediterranean and South American vibes in their food, cocktails and entertainment – so even though you can’t hit up the beach in Calgary, you’ll certainly feel like it while you’re here!

Pay them a visit at 1406 17th Ave SW, or head to their website, now to reserve your spot for cocktails this weekend. 

what’s on 17th

If you want to take advantage of this beautiful fall weather we are having, here are three ways you can do just that on 17th Ave! 🍂

1. Hit up one of the MANY amazing patios on 17th Ave! If you need some inspiration on where to go, head to the link in bio for our complete list! 

2. Take a self-guided walking tour of the @yycbump murals along the Ave! We have a complete list of where to find them at the link in bio. 

3. Have a picnic in Tomkins Park! This beautiful city park has tons of outdoor seating, plus you can legally consume alcohol there, so bring your favourite adult bevvie, grab takeout from one of the excellent 17th Ave eateries and enjoy!

#Meetmeon17th #17thavesw #17thavepatios #calgarypatios #patioseason #yycbump #bumpmurals #murals #picnic #yycpark #yycnow #yyclife #yyc #calgary
September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Today, we acknowledge and honour the survivors and the children who did not return home from residential schools. The impact of this tragedy is still felt by Indigenous families and communities throughout Canada. 

Take the time today to reflect, learn and support our indigenous communities. Check in on our stories to see how 17th Ave businesses are taking action. 🧡

#nationaldayfortruthandreconciliation #NTDR
On September 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, @stardalewomensgroup, @urbanfarecanada and @calgarygrace will be hosting an event for National Truth and Reconciliation Day. 

This free event is open to the public, and will be an opportunity to discuss the effects of residential schools and their legacy. It will include a ceremony with Elder presence and teachings and a drumming performance from the Stardale Girls Drumming Group. Additionally, there will be a screening of the film, 'The Road" created by Stardale Women's Group. Refreshments will also be served. 

Head to @stardalewomensgroup's page to learn more.
It is officially our last FREE event as a part of Summer On 17th! Join us tonight in Tomkins Park for a live performance from @rondelmusic from 6 to 8 p.m.! 

The Rondel Roberts Band is a neo-soul band from Calgary, Alberta, that borrows from a variety of classic and modern genres such as 70’s soul, feel good funk, classic rock and golden era boom bap. TRRB adorns groove/backbeat oriented performances with contemporary original content and reinterpreted covered material that is bound to make listeners move. Tube driven guitar tones, “sweet spot” bass lines, pulsating drums topped with sultry vocals are characteristics that draw listeners to TRRB’s profound songwriting and masterful sound scaping.

#summeron17th #meetmeon17th #yycmusic #yycevents #calgaryevents #freeevents #curiocitycalgary #tourismcalgary #urbacalgary #17thavesw #calgary #yyc

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Located on 17th Ave SW between 2nd Street SW and 16th Ave SW, this sprawling entertainment district is home to tons of local and diverse businesses ranging from award-winning restaurants and cuisine from around the globe to local clothing and accessory boutiques, vintage and consignment shops, home furnishing and décor stores, sporting goods stores, big name stores, grocers and more. You can also find a variety of different services including fitness studios, hair salons, spas, and tons of different wellness services like acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic.