The Culture + Entertainment District

Excitement is building in The Culture + Entertainment District —Calgary’s next great city neighbourhood

East Victoria Park is Calgary's emerging Culture + Entertainment District.

In 2018, CMLC and Calgary Stampede unveiled a 20-year master-plan vision to transform east Victoria Park into Calgary’s Culture + Entertainment District. Building on the spirit of entertainment that resides in its DNA, the district is now taking shape as a vibrant, high-density neighbourhood making way for four million sq ft of new mixed-use development and more than 8,000 additional residents.

A photograph of the Rivers District from Scostman's Hill showing Youth Campus, Elbow River Camp, and all of downtown
Our History

One of Calgary’s first neighbourhoods is on the rise again

  • The C+E sits at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers in a place the Blackfoot call Moh’kinsstis—‘elbow’. Since time immemorial, this stunning natural landscape has served as a traditional gathering and trading place.

  • With a spirit and magnetism charged by cultural institutions like the Stampede Festival and the Calgary Flames, it continues to thrive as a place that draws people together.

Our Progress

To set the stage for the rise of The C+E

To set the stage for the rise of The C+E, CMLC has invested more than $600 million into foundational infrastructure and city-building projects to enhance the existing urban fabric and begin reshaping the district into a vibrant, connected and resilient community with enhanced connections to adjacent neighbourhoods. Major projects currently underway include the BMO Centre expansion, 17th Avenue extension and Victoria Park/Stampede Station rebuild and Stampede Trail.

20 year
master plan vision
$600M
in city-building and infrastructure to date
4 million sq ft
mixed use development

Rivers District Master Plan (RDMP)

In 2018, CMLC completed the master plan for east Victoria Park that imagines a 20-year vision for Calgary’s Culture + Entertainment district, a vibrant, high-density, mixed-use community that draws on the spirit of entertainment that resides in its DNA, as well as its natural surroundings.

Rivers District Master Plan
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Where Calgary Comes Together

As with East Village, CMLC has worked hard to develop and promote a powerful place brand, and to familiarize key audiences with The C+E through integrated and strategic campaigns focused on key district milestones, partnerships and programming activations.

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Culture + Entertainment District Construction and Access Updates

Use The C+E Access Map to navigate impacts to roads, sidewalks and intersections due to construction in The C+E.

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