Sidewalk stamps are comprised of street names and contractor logos imprinted in concrete sidewalks. In Calgary, the earliest ones that can still be seen are found in the Beltline and dated 1907 although it’s possible that even older ones might still exist underneath old asphalt repairs. While the City of Calgary no longer requires that street names appear on its sidewalks, to this day contractors continue to affix their logo to new sidewalks.
This self-guided walking tour begins on the southeast corner of 7th Ave and 1st St NW in Crescent Heights, due east of the LDS Church.
Download the Self-guided sidewalk stamp tour document below for a complete guide for the tour. Additional "attachments" available for download below provide further historical information on some of the stops.
CCHS extends a big thank you to Alan Zakrison for putting together this detailed tour.