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17 Avenue SW (Calgary)

17 Avenue SW
Length12.5 km[1] (7.8 mi)
LocationCalgary, Alberta
East endMacleod Trail
14 Street SW
Crowchild Trail
37 Street SW
Sarcee Trail
West end101 Street SW
(Calgary city limits)

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

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.[2]

From 14th Street to Sarcee Trail, it is flanked by a mix of residential and commercial space, with small strip malls, a retirement home,[3] 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

Typical celebration along the 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.[citation needed]. 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.[4] 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.[citation needed]

Major intersections

From east to west. The entire route is in Calgary.

0.00.0Macleod TrailOne-way, northbound
0.20.121 Street SE (to Macleod Trail south)One-way, southbound
0.40.25Centre Street S
0.50.311 Street SW
0.90.564 Street SW
1.10.685 Street SW
1.60.998 Street SW
2.51.614 Street SW
3.72.3Richmond Road (to Crowchild Trail north)Ramps for Crowchild Trail partial cloverleaf interchange
4.12.524 Street SW (to Crowchild Trail south)
4.52.826 Street SW
5.43.4 33 Street SW, Spruce Drive – Westbrook station
5.83.637 Street SW
6.64.145 Street SW
Passes 45th Street SW station
Sarcee Trail to Hwy 1 west / Hwy 2 southPartial cloverleaf interchange
7.94.9Sirroco Drive / Costello Boulevard
Passes Sirocco station
8.65.3Simcoe Boulevard, Christie Park Gate
9.25.769 Street SW
Passes 69th Street SW station
9.66.073 Street SW
10.36.4Aspen Summit Drive
10.96.885 Street SW
12.57.8101 Street SWCalgary city limits
Continues as Township Road 242
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

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  1. ^ a b Google (May 12, 2017). "17 Avenue SW in Calgary, AB" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "17th Ave SW – Retail & Entertainment District". Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Manor Village At Signature Park". Comfort Life. Our Kids Media. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  4. ^ Markusoff, Jason (25 April 2015). "How 17 Avenue Has Changed But Red Mile Parties On". Calgary Herald. Post Media. Retrieved 15 December 2015.

External links

17th Ave Business Directory

17th Ave Retail & Entertainment District