Walking Tours & Experience Ideas

Stay Safe, Support Local: Our response to COVID-19

Stay Safe, Support Local During this uncertain time, we would like to reach out and let you know that the well-being of all Marda Loop residents, visitors, workers and businesses is of the utmost importance to the Marda Loop BIA. As of now, most of our businesses remain open, and during a time of precaution, we continue to appreciate the support from our community for our local businesses. We will...

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Last Run of the No. 7 South Calgary streetcar

The “Marda Loop” streetcar It was a typical Sunday, November 7, 1948, the suburban quiet occasionally interrupted by the familiar squeak and rattle of the old South Calgary streetcar.  By Monday morning’s rush hour (such as it was back then), a diesel bus was temporarily on the route. The streetcar tracks were soon torn up.  A trolley bus (an electric bus powered by overhead wires) took over in Fe...

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Your Guide to GREAT Coffee and Tea in the Loop

Unbeknownst to some, Marda Loop boasts a lot of fabulous coffee houses that offer something for everyone. If you’re looking for a place to soak up some caffeine or rooibos, here’s your guide: For the Casual Coffee Sipper, Phil and Sebastian Phil and Sebastian’s in Marda Loop is kind of the OG of coffee in our neighbourhood. Beyond their great coffee and tea selection, they also carry a va...

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Marda Loop Remembers

The communities of Marda Loop have a long military history.  Many who served and gave their lives for Canada trained, worked, shopped and lived in these neighbourhoods. PPCLI marching out the main gate in the 1950s. (Sourced from www.militarybruce.com) The lands that later became Currie Barracks were first used for militia training during the Great War.  Construction of Currie Barracks be...

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