A lot is happening in The Culture + Entertainment District! There are a ton of events, attractions, culinary offerings, shopping experiences and more to enjoy. And then there are a ton of major city-building projects (worth over $600M) and the Green Line LRT project underway.

While all of the fun events and amazing developments are really exciting, there are a few roadblocks. And we mean that literally!

Starting this week, pedestrian and traffic detours will be installed in the district to facilitate the construction. The C+E has developed an interactive access map to make it easy to navigate to, and through, the neighbourhood.

The map will give you real-time updates on construction and detours. Meaning you don’t have to waste time finding your way to the many events and attractions at the BMO Centre, the Scotiabank Saddledome, GMC Stadium and other venues.

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Talking about the ongoing construction, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation President and CEO Kate Thompson said, “We’re thrilled that so many major city-building projects are underway in Calgary’s emerging Culture + Entertainment District (The C+E). We know that construction of this nature can be disruptive and that navigating the resulting traffic and pedestrian detours is inconvenient but we are confident that The C+E will be an exceptional destination for Calgarians and tourists alike when complete.”

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While thanking Calgarians for their patience, The C+E has also shared a few tips, in addition to the map. Take a look—

  • Leave early and give yourself extra time to get to your event.
  • Take transit.  It’s a short walk from bus stops and the Erlton and Victoria Park/Stampede LRT stations to event venues
  • Park & go. Park at Platform Innovation Centre & parkade on 9 Ave & 3 St S.E. Evening parking is $4. 
  • Enter from the south via 25 Ave S.E where construction is less impactful 
  • For major events at the Saddledome, you can park at the 11 Ave S.E. Lot. Parking is now just $8! 
  • Be sure to check The C+E Access Map regularly for real-time updates.

With the Flames’ home games and the upcoming Shania Twain Queen of Me tour, the map and these tips are something of a lifesaver. You can download the map on The C+E website below.

Oh, and FYI: These detours are in place from March through June. The construction will be paused temporarily in July to ensure safe and easy access through the area. So, Stampede season is sorted!