Stampede Trail

A new multifunctional retail corridor for C+E visitors

$20-million project aligns with key urban strategy in Rivers District Master Plan.


An adaptable throughfare that supports a variety of user experiences

Through streetscaping upgrades and roadway enhancements, we’re transforming four blocks of Stampede Trail into a multifunctional space—a vibrant retail and entertainment corridor, a multi-modal connector and, for special events, a pedestrian-only festival plaza and urban community space; and a vital interface between the BMO Centre, the future Event Centre and retail development along the corridor.


Key Takeaways

  • 1

    Elevating The C+E experience

    This $20 million project, funded through our CRL, will enhance the Calgary experience for all who visit The Culture + Entertainment District.

  • 2

    Flexible thoroughfare and gathering space

    The street will adapt for different purposes—from day-to-day traffic to high-volume access for major events to pedestrian-only uses.

  • 3

    A vibrant and distinctive retail main street

    Design features like brick pavers and catenary lighting provide an elevated user experience while nurturing a distinctive sense of place.

  • 4

    Festival ready

    Rolled curbs enable smooth transitions from daily use for pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle traffic to a pedestrian-only gathering space.


Next steps along the path to project delivery

To enable ongoing operations at Stampede Park as well as construction at the BMO Centre expansion and 17th Avenue SE extension, the project will proceed in two phases: the section from 14 Avenue to Agriculture Trail in 2023, followed by 12 Avenue to 14 Avenue SE in 2024. To follow along as Stampede Trail takes shape, subscribe to our newsletter.

Phase 1 Groundbreaking

April 2023

Phase 1 Complete

Fall 2023

Phase 2 Groundbreaking

Spring 2024

Phase 2 Complete

Q4 2024



Media & Recognition

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Stampede Trail phase one development begins Read More


Broke ground April 2023


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Project Team4

  • Arcadis
    Civil Engineer
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    Landscape Architect
  • Designcore
    General Contractor


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