Park #8: Eau Claire Plaza

Date visited: August 21, 2021, September 24, 2021

Location: Downtown Calgary

Best Time of Year To Visit: Any time there’s foliage.

Eau Claire Plaza was right next to Prince’s Island Park. By default, we knocked off two parks at once when we went to Prince’s Island Park. Even so, I knew I HAD to see Eau Claire Plaza again when the foliage started turning. I was sure that I would be missing out if I didn’t and I was right! The photos here are mainly from my visit on September 24 instead of August 21.

I’m only going to say this once. For those of you who don’t know my name, yes, it’s Claire and yes, you can make “Oh Claire” jokes in the comments! Bring it on!

Claire in Eau Claire. Okay, this is SUPER cheesy!

Autumn Porn:

I went nuts with my camera because the trees were GORGEOUS!

Trees with a city background:

There was a garden there which was still looking beautiful. I wonder how it will look in spring?

The park continues onto a river walk, which I didn’t take this time, but it’s good to leave some things for later!

Some Nice Buildings at Eau Claire:

Eau Claire is a nice place to shop and it’s got some nice buildings that make you feel stuck in time. It’s right next to Chinatown too.

Additionally, Happy Earth Day! I thought this was a good post to choose for Earth Day!

Challenges:

I would say that it’s good to know when the Plaza gets busy, and be careful of cyclists. The Peace Bridge makes for some heavy foot and bike traffic.

If you miss any of my future posts on my challenge or want to reread my past posts, you can go to my page Calgary Parks Challenge. You can also find more photos from the parks on my Instagram page here.

See you at the next park in my challenge!

19 thoughts on “Park #8: Eau Claire Plaza

  1. Oh Claire, it actually took me awhile to get the joke! I tried several times to open this post on my phone, first the app and then on the web, but it wouldn’t open the pictures. Not sure if it’s my setting or what, anyway, great pictures of Eau Claire. I haven’t been down there in a while. Maggie

    1. Hm, that’s weird. Thanks for letting me know. I’ll check on my end, but so far, no one else has told me about any problems. Glad you got my cheesy joke in the end! Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  2. I’m not sure if I have been to this park but I’ve been to downtown Calgary a handful of times. I’d like to go back to downtown Calgary when the weather is nicer! Happy Earth Day 🌎

    1. Thank you. I think I did post some photos before, but generally, I’m camera shy. Still, I am glad I was willing to be cheesy here! Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  3. Eau Claire. Oh Claire! We have been there numerous times when the kids were smaller. It is a god place to shop and also see the foliage. Happy Friday. Allan

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