Which Malls and Shopping Centres Provides the Best Shopping in Calgary?

Posted by Justin Havre on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 8:45am.

The Best Shopping Malls in Calgary, ABCalgary offers many opportunities for shopping throughout the city. If you've just arrived in the city or you plan to relocate soon, finding the best districts for shopping, malls and stores is important. Here are some of the top places to find the best stores, restaurants and entertainment.

Stephen Avenue Mall

There's an energy to be found along Stephen Avenue Walk that's hard to find anywhere else in Calgary. The street starts at City Hall on the eastern side of the city and heads west from there. It's a place where you'll find entertainment, street vendors, outdoor patios and retail stores; but more than that here is where you'll find raw energy.

The Steven Avenue Mall is surrounded by a variety of places to eat and impressive clubs housed in 19th century structures. Other attractions close by include Bankers Hall, Eaton Centre and TD Square. There are also a variety of shops that connect together to provide hours of shopping fun.

If you haven't been down to Stephen Avenue in a while it's worth checking out again. This is a beautiful part of Calgary that properly reflects the excitement and true spirit that lives in the city.

Chinook Centre

When you want to go shopping Calgary there are plenty of malls to choose from but one of these rises above the rest in almost every survey that's conducted on shopping in the city - Chinook Mall. Firstly the Chinook Center is absolutely massive and spans almost 1,500,000 square feet and contains over 250 different stores - making it the largest enclosed mall in Alberta and also one of the largest malls in the entire country.

You’ll find a ton of great, unique gifts at Chinook Centre like the Tory Burch Crossbody found only in retail stores or the Mini Compact 3D Printer only found at Microsoft stores. Here is a look at Microsoft, Tory Burch and other great stores in the Chinook Center offering unique, hard-to-get items.

The Chinook Centre is your destination for shopping. It’s the place just about everything you could imagine making birthday and holiday gift shopping a breeze. The shopping centre features over 250 stores making it perfect for all ages to enjoy.


This community is known as one of Calgary’s first. There are a number of historical homes and other attractions within this area. There are many restaurants and coffee shops, as well as a variety of antique and collectible shops. This is a great place to shop if you want to spend a leisurely day shopping, as you can find many unique offerings in Inglewood.


The downside to the CORE being such an amazing place to shop is everyone knows that. Everyone goes there for holiday shopping. The question is – what can you do to relax at this shopping mall? The Core is home to more than 160 different retailers. This includes stores such as:

  • Harry Rosen
  • Brooks Brothers
  • H&M
  • Holt Renfrew
  • And Many More!

The combination of stores in this mall makes it a one stop shop for all of your needs.

Uptown 17

Uptown 17 has something for everyone. There are over 400 different shop’s within this district. Among them you will find cafes, galleries, restaurants, boutiques, specialty shops and professional services. You can walk in this area without worry, as there are sidewalks provided.

Kensington Mall

The Kensington area is known for two things. Shopping and hanging out. If you haven't been to the neighbourhood in a while its time you start heading that way. Right now the area is all abuzz thanks to all the new development that has popped up in recent months. There are a number of other great shops found throughout the Kensington area. If you haven't shopped in this part of Calgary yet, head out and rediscover the great local offerings.

Other Shopping Areas In Calgary

These are some of the best areas for shopping in the city. If you're relocating to Calgary, make sure you take a little time to discover these top shopping choices.

Justin Havre is the top producing REALTOR® with RE/MAX First, Canada's very first RE/MAX brokerage. Calgary real estate is his passion; Justin specializes in Southwest & Northwest Calgary homes for sale. He can be reached at 403.217.0003 or contacted through this site.

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