The Underground Scene



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Calgary may be an oil town, but there is a thriving arts and culture presence here, as well as a whole generation of cool and funky young dreamers. If you want to tap into the underground scene here, there are a few key places you can go to find your way.

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Author: Jennifer


Day 1 - Calgary


Kensington, just north of the downtown core, is home to consignment clothing shops, record stores, cupcake bakeries, an independent movie theatre and one of the few independent bookstores left in our city. It’s a great place to spend a day if you’re looking for local culture. I would also recommend making the short trek north to the Alberta College of Art and Design, or ACAD, to check out their gallery.


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Kensington Village

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Kensington Street
Calgary, Canada

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Alberta College of Art & Design

Location:

1407 14 Avenue Northwest
T2N 4R3 Calgary, Canada

Contact:

tel: 403 284 7600
fax: 403 289 6682
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Day 2 - Calgary


Fourth St. is another hub of culture in the city, with loads of independent shops, art galleries and cafes, including the Green Bee Boutique, a new store that sells eco-chic clothing and gifts. In the same area is vegetarian/organic restaurant the Coup, a local favourite, where you can also enjoy live D.J. music some nights. For your evening entertainment, head over to Broken City, where you can drink pints and eat wings on the roof patio, or listen to good quality live music, including a lot of local talent.


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Fourth Street Art Walk

Location:

4th Street
T2S 1V8 Calgary, Canada

Contact:

tel: 403 229 0902
fax: 403 228 1889
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Coup (The)

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Location:

924b 17th Avenue SW
Calgary, Canada

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tel: 403.541.1041
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Broken City

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Location:

613 11 Avenue Southwest
T2R 0E1 Calgary, Canada

Contact:

tel: 403 262 9976
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