Downtown Calgary


Due to COVID-19, permitting is limited at this time.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact: 

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Calgary Stampede display & Activation permits

Encouraging immunization rates have resulted in easing restrictions and a clear path to recovery, beginning with time-honoured festivals like the Calgary Stampede (Friday, July 9 - Sunday, July 18, 2021).

For businesses on Stephen Avenue and Barclay Parade who would like to showcase their community spirit with western decor or performances, please note that you will require necessary permits through coordination with the CDA's Pedestrian Mall Manager.

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COVID-19 Compliant Pedestrian Mall Activation Application

Please attach any additional information that does not fit into the fields provided to your event proposal.

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Photography & Film Permits

We issue permits for filming and photography on Stephen Avenue. All applications are done through Calgary Economic Development and reviewed in conjunction to assure the usage will not be abusive of our pedestrian experience or family-friendly positioning.

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Stephen Avenue Temporary Patios & Outdoor Cafes - Summer 2021

The Calgary Downtown Association is pleased to be able to offer a Patio & Outdoor Cafe Program during the summer months of 2021.

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Vehicle Access Permit

Coming Soon! Please contact for all permit inquiries

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Construction Permits

We issue permits for Construction on Stephen Avenue and Barclay Parade. Applications are to be completed ONLINE. Applications MUST be submitted a minimum of four (4) weeks prior to the commencement of work.

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