Exploring East Village
East Village is where Calgary began. The city offers a new way of living downtown, walkable access to the best of city life, with plenty of public art and culture, new civic institutions and entertainment hubs. The New Central Library and National Music Centre are just some of the biggest attractions in East Village. The River Walk offers new retail and dining opportunities. If you are looking to explore the East Village while visiting Calgary, here are some of our top tips.
The Simmons Building is a historical landmark that has been transformed into a food lover’s paradise. Right in the heart of East Village, the Simmons Building was revamped from a mattress factory into a home and then into 3 of the city’s most sought-after gastronomic tenants: Charbar, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters, and Sidewalk Citizen Bakery.
Explore these great restaurants while admiring the beautiful architecture of Simmons Building. We are sure you won’t be disappointed!
Between the Simmons Building and the Bow River, you’ll find the River Walk. It comes as no surprise that Calgarians love River Walk. Hundreds of active Calgarians come to run, cycle, and stroll along the award-winning pathway every day. If you come to River Walk, you’ll be in awe of its nature and the sights you’ll experience!
New Central Library
The New Central Library was designed to be the leading library of the next century. If you are visiting Calgary, the New Central Library is worth stopping by. Forward-looking and functional, the NCL will serve as a cultural and physical connector — reuniting East Village with the Calgary core.