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17 Avenue SW (Calgary)

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Maintained by  City of Calgary
East end  Macleod Trail
Length  12.5 km
Major cities  Calgary
Location  Calgary
West end  Township Road 242
Province  Alberta
17 Avenue SW (Calgary)
Major junctions  Crowchild Trail Sarcee Trail

17 Avenue SW is a major east–west arterial road in the south-west quadrant of the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Map of 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, Canada

Between the Calgary Stampede Grounds and 14 Street SW, it is a commercial street, with bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and shops, which has been designated a Business Revitalization Zone. Officially named 17th ave Retail and Entertainment District, more information can be found here

From 14th Street to Sarcee Trail, it is flanked by a mix of residential and commercial space, with small strip malls, a retirement home, and denser commercial developments in the Westbrook Mall area. West of Sarcee Trail it runs through suburban neighbourhoods and acreages, by Rundle College and Westside Recreation Centre.

The west extension of the C-Train light rail transit system runs along 17 Avenue west of 33 Street SW, as does the rapid bus transit.

Red Mile

17th Avenue was nicknamed the "Red Mile" in 2004 during the playoff run of Calgary's NHL team, the Calgary Flames. During this time, it was not uncommon to see over 100,000 fans crowding the street and its bars and pubs on game nights.. The block has become the unofficial gathering place for Calgary Flames fans, with many celebrating in the street during their last playoff run in 2015. The street also "dead-ends" at the Stampede Grounds on its east side and is thus central to the party-like atmosphere that overtakes the city during the Calgary Stampede festival.

Major intersections

  • 0 km - starts at Macleod Trail (northbound) - 51.03785°N 114.05864°W / 51.03785; -114.05864 (Macleod Trail)
  • 2.5 km - quadrant intersection with 14 Street SW - 51.03785°N 114.09456°W / 51.03785; -114.09456 (14 Street SW)
  • 3.8 km - interchange with Crowchild Trail, via Richmond Road and 24th Street SW- 51.03789°N 114.11306°W / 51.03789; -114.11306 (Crowchild Trail)
  • 5.8 km - quadrant intersection with 37 Street SW - 51.03780°N 114.14117°W / 51.03780; -114.14117 (37 Street SW)
  • 7.5 km - diamond intersection with Sarcee Trail - 51.03991°N 114.16413°W / 51.03991; -114.16413 (Sarcee Trail)
  • 9.2 km - diamond intersection with 69 Street SW - 51.03767°N 114.18747°W / 51.03767; -114.18747 (69 Street SW)
  • 10.9 km - quadrant intersection with 85 Street SW - 51.03785°N 114.21095°W / 51.03785; -114.21095 (85 Street SW)
  • 12.5 km - Calgary city limits at 101 Street SW, continues as Township Road 242 - 51.03785°N 114.23434°W / 51.03785; -114.23434 (101 Street SW)
  • References

    17 Avenue SW (Calgary) Wikipedia