International House is well located on the U of C campus close to University Avenue NW which leads to:

  • University District where you’ll find more than 30 shops and services;
  • 32nd Avenue NW where the Market Mall shopping district is located and
  • Crowchild Trail which provides easy access to downtown and Calgary’s diverse neighbourhoods.

Retail Main Street in the University District is a 5 minutes walk or 15 minute car ride from International House. Depending upon the time of day it may be as little as 10 minutes using public transit. 

We have provided walking and driving times and estimated times using public transit for the areas close to campus. The transit system in Calgary is excellent with frequent arrival and departure times especially for bus stops found on campus. University Station on Crowchild Trail is the closest C-Train station to the U of C campus and provides great train and bus connections to the rest of the city. 

University District 🚶🏽 🚗  🚌

University District is an award wining urban community that combines shopping, dining, entertainment, parks and residential living. Retail Main Street is a 5 minutes walk or 15 minutes car ride from International House. Also, depending on the time of day, you can get there in as little as 10 minutes by public transit. 

Other Shopping & Speciality

As well as personal services including a barbershop, nails and skin care.

Fun Stuff

Market Mall 🚗  🚌

With 209 stores, Market Mall offers a family shopping experience with best in class retailers, restaurants, a children’s play areas and a supermarket. Market Mall is a 6 minute drive, a 30 minute walk and about a 20 minutes bus ride on public transit. 


  • Aritzia
  • Decathlon
  • Hudson’s Bay
  • Kit and Ace
  • Lululemon
  • Safeway
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Sportcheck
  • Sportlife
  • Zara

Food Services : 

  • Bourbon Street Grill
  • Boston Pizza
  • Milestones
  • The Keg 
  • Mall Food Court

Things to Do Around Calgary 🚗  🚌

Check back often as we add things to this section including some of the events that will be going on in Calgary during the period around the national championships.