Downtown West Community Association
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Downtown West Community Association


This fall, the Downtown Community West Association will begin distributing our official newsletter!  It will be delivered directly, all across our community, by Canada Post.  

We encourage all Downtown West residents and businesses to let us know if you have any suggestions for what kind of info/articles you would find most useful!  Just email your ideas to Jacquie Maurice, Communications Director.


Downtown West enjoys a close connection with neighbouring Kensington, and with Stephen Avenue Walk in the Core.  This summer, check out all the patios along Kensington Rd NW between 14 St and 10 St NW, and on 10 St NW from Memorial Drive up to 3rd Ave NW and all the patios on Stephen Avenue Walk: five blocks of Calgary's prime patio territory!  (Lists courtesy of Avenue Calgary)

How to Do Banff National Park this Summer... Without a Car

With a whole bunch of new transit options, getting to Banff and getting around Banff National Park has never been easier. From Avenue Calgary. READ MORE>> 

Rafting Down the Bow River

It’s a local summertime favourite: lounging in an inflatable raft while coasting down the Bow River, admiring the view of the approaching downtown skyline. 

Planning on rafting the Bow River this summer? You remembered the life jackets, but did you remember your car keys, an extra paddle and good shoes?  Here’s how to stay safe!

Lazy Day Raft Rentals provides you with the opportunity to experience Calgary’s local rivers at an affordable price. They are conveniently located at The Calgary Curling Club on Memorial Drive and have plenty of weekend parking.  You leave one vehicle at your exit point and drive the other to your entrance point, or ask about the shuttle service.

The Paddle Station is comprised of two starting points along the Bow River located at Shouldice Park and Prince's Island Park. They have a shuttle that will take you to your starting location to start your ride - shuttle pick-up locations are at St. Patrick's Park and Prince's Island Park.  

[June 20, 2017: "Boating advisory lifted on the Bow River" Calgary Fire Department says its now safe to float your boat, but still be cautious on the water.]

311 Calgary - Easier Than Ever!

The City of Calgary has expanded 311 services through the 311 Calgary mobile app. With it, you can connect with The City anytime, anywhere. Using the 311 Calgary mobile app to submit a service request is fast and easy!  Available for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, Android.



Flood Preparedness Resources

Calgary, including downtown, is most likely to experience flooding May 15 - July 15.  The first step towards protecting yourself is knowing your flood risk and the sources of information available to you:

  • Visit to determine your flood risk, and for detailed info on how you can be prepared for flood season. You can also download the Flood Readiness Guide.
  • Prepare your 72-hour emergency kit. This kit holds supplies to support you and your family for three days in an emergency situation.
  • Visit Alberta Environment’s river basin website and download the river monitoring app by searching for "Alberta Rivers" on your device.
  • Listen for and sign up for Alberta Emergency Alerts (AEA). As well, you can download the AEA app to a smart device to receive notifications.

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