10 Best Places to Shop in Calgary, Alberta

Alberta Boot Company

Victoria Park

For authentic cowboy boots, there's Alberta's only Western boot manufacturer, Alberta Boot

Calgary Shoe Hospital and Western Store

Victoria Park

The Calgary Shoe Hospital and Western Store can custom-fit you with cowboy boots.

112 8th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 1B3, Canada

Hot Wax Records


This boutique record store has been curating and collecting popular and underground records for more than four decades. While they specialize in high-quality used vinyl, they also carry CDs and cassettes. Ask to peruse the treasure trove in the basement. 

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Hudson's Bay


The Bay, formerly known as the Hudson's Bay Company, was incorporated in 1670. It is Calgary's—and Canada's—oldest retailer and a good source for extra-warm clothing.

Livingstone and Cavell Extraordinary Toys


Livingstone and Cavell Extraordinary Toys carries unique toys and gifts from around the world, including clockwork toys.

Manjana Imports


Browse an eclectic collection of handmade folk art, jewelry, and clothing from all over the world. A family business focused on fair-trade, the owners travel the globe buying directly from local artisans in more than 30 countries. 

Mount Royal Village


Mount Royal Village has mostly upscale and designer shops as well as Oasis, a day spa, on the ground floor.

16th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB, T2R 1K1, Canada

Mountain Equipment Company


Recently rebranded as MEC, this is the Canadian version of REI and it has been the go-to place to get quality outdoor gear since 1971. Whether you need a backpack or a water bottle, or just want to get your bike or skis tuned up, this is the place to go.

Pages on Kensington


Pages is Calgary’s finest local bookstore, where you’ll find a vast selection of new and used fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. If you’re looking for the work of local Alberta or Canadian Indigenous writers, this is the place. There’s always a rack of bargain books just outside the front door, and the knowledgeable staff inside can help you find some literary gems. 

The CORE Shopping Centre


You'll find many large chain clothing stores, such as the Gap, as well as more upscale spots like Harry Rosen and Holt Renfrew at the Scotia Centre and TD Square. There are also a mixture of jewelry and imported goods stores, a variety of restaurants, and the beautiful Devonian Gardens.