Prince’s Island Park

Named after Peter Anthony Prince, founder of the Eau Claire Lumber Mill, Prince’s Island was acquired by the city in 1947 for parkland development. Today, the park is an urban paradise located in the downtown north on the Bow River. Renovations to the island began in March 1999, with the construction of a wetland, designed to treat stormwater before it drains back into the Bow River and a restoration of native plants. Circulating through the wetland is the Chevron-Texaco Learning Pathway, built as an educational pathway booming with interpretive signage explaining the way wetlands work, the type of wildlife they attract, the habitat itself and the quality of water.


The Park is filled with various outdoor activities for all ages, with a playground and picnic areas to provide a family-oriented afternoon. Prince’s Island hosts various festivals throughout the year, the most famous being The Calgary Folk Music Festival, held annually at the end of July and having an attendance of nearly 50 000. Folk Fest brings a variety of famous musicians, such as Beirut, The Rural Alberta Advantage, and Serena Ryder.  Canada Day festivities are also held on the island every year. Mount Royal University presents Shakespeare in the Park every summer on Prince’s Island, beginning at the end of July to mid-August, available for all ages and pay-what-you-can. The River Café is an upscale restaurant with a rustic fishing lodge theme open during the summer months and is regarded as “One of the crown jewels of Calgary’s restaurant scene,” by Fast Forward Magazine, and offers a selection of local organic and free-range dishes, which are well worth the price.


Eau Claire Market

Located in the very north of downtown, Eau Claire Market offers a selection of shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment. Named after the Eau Claire Lumber Company, the market now acts as the focal point of the Eau Claire community and is home to unique, owner-operated stores and art galleries for those looking for one of a kind gifts and/or home décor. Eau Claire Market is also home to an organic grocery, a wine market, and a candy store, for those with a sweet tooth. Gold’s Gym also has services on the top floor of the market.

For entertainment, Eau Claire houses a Cineplex Odeon showing the newest releases. Children can play at the indoor playground located next to the food court, which offers all the familiar fast-food services, as well as some unique choices. Adults can dine and enjoy a variety of sports games at The Garage, a sports bar, and billiards venue. Located in the outside plaza is the Barley Mill Pub Company, a sister restaurant of The Rose & Crown and Muldoon’s Irish Pub. Barley Mills offers a summer patio and an assortment of ales and food. Eau Claire Plaza is the location of The Taste of Calgary, an annual festival gathering all the major Calgary restaurants into booths, where attendees can be exposed to all the wonderful foods Calgary has to offer.

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Princes Island / Eau Claire

Princes Island Park • Eau Claire • River Cafe • Shakespeare in teh Park • Canada Day • Folk Music Festival • Carifest • A Taste of Calgary • Peace Bridge • Eau Claire Market • La Caille

About Princes Island / Eau Claire

Prince's Island Park is a beautiful highly used park in downtown Calgary that holds many large events throughout the year including the Canada Day celebration and Calgary Folk Festival.

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