Revitalization of this historic, riverfront community is well underway
As part of downtown’s humming riverfront, the community of Eau Claire possesses a rich and varied history. With beginnings in the 1880s as an industrial site, the land was originally owned and developed by the Prince family, which founded the Eau Claire Lumber Mill.
Today, the area is a mecca for festival goers and those looking for a green respite in the middle of the city. The community is the gateway to Prince’s Island Park and the river pathway system, which leads many across the beloved Peace Bridge, Calgary’s pedestrian and cyclist link to the north shores of the Bow River.