Downtown Calgary


Vehicle Access Permit

Permits for Stephen Avenue Walk

The Calgary Downtown Association operates and maintains Stephen (8th) Avenue Walk (referring to 8 Avenue SW from 3 Street SW to 1 Street SE) on behalf of the City of Calgary.

According to the Stephen Avenue Mall Bylaw "When any person, group, firm or corporation wishes to carry on any activity, render service, or sell or advertise for sale or setup or make any display on the Mall, application for permission to do so shall be made to the CDA."

All funds generated from permits go back into the beautification, programming and maintenance of Stephen Avenue and Barclay Mall.

Applications MUST be submitted a minimum of five 7 business days prior to the date of required access.


Vehicle Access Permits allow for a 20 minute drop-off period only.

Vehicle Access Permits DO NOT allow for driving between the hours of 10:30AM - 2:00PM. Vehicle access permits are NOT valid during City of Calgary snow removal.

Back alley access/loading docks do not require a permit.

If you require longer stay than the above permits allow, please contact us directly.

Stephen Avenue Walk does NOT include the Olympic Plaza/Burns Building Block (200 8th Ave SE). Please contact 3-1-1 or 403-268-2489 if you are outside Calgary, to request a permit for this block.

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