Hotel Arts Neighbourhood Guide: Victoria Park

Hotel Arts
June 6, 2019
Hot spots and hidden gems in Victoria Park.

Hotel Arts Concierge Jordan Kary’s favourite hot spots and hidden gems to check out in Victoria Park.


Calgary’s Cocktail Hub

Take a cocktail tour through 4 of the best cocktail bars in Calgary, all within a 2 block radius of Hotel Arts including Raw Bar, Shelter, Proof, and Tea House.


BUMP Mural Tour

Hotel Arts Mural
Mural by Tyler Lemermeyer at Hotel Arts

The Beltline Urban Murals Project is a great way to get your cardio up while enjoying thought-provoking, whimsical and powerful art. Start your walk (or run) from Hotel Arts (#15, Tyler Lemermeyer, on the map) and catch six of the 15 eye-catching murals on a 2.5 km loop through the Beltline District. Map your route.


Reworks Upcycle on First

1325 1 Street SE

Supporting local, Reworks features the best selection of gifts and home-décor by Calgary makers and international artists who upcycle goods into works of art. Insider tip: they also rent bicycles!



1312 1 Street SW

Understudy is a contemporary clothing boutique with a curated collection of independent brands. They believe all great garments begin with a visionary idea and a fine fabric.


Sweet Relief Pastries

120 – 13 Avenue SW  

Sweet Relief Chocolate Covered Oreos

The best things in life are sweet. This locally owned bakery is located just behind Hotel Arts and offers custom creations and daily delights, including their chocolate covered Oreo Cookies.


Formans Menswear

1202 1 St SW

Located in a heritage building beside Hotel Arts, Formans’ specializes in lifestyle driven European fashion. You will find renowned designer collections that reflect your unique flair.


Vine Arts

1310 1st St. SW

Vine Arts Calgary

Like a great work of art, Vine Arts believes wine is about creating an experience. They feature an amazing selection of beer, wine and spirits, bitters, and specialty cocktail ingredients from around the world. Their staff include some of the most knowledgeable in the city, so be sure keep an eye out for their tasting events!


While you are exploring the neighbourhood, take a self-guided historical stroll down 1st Street.


Discounted Attraction Passes

Guests of Hotel Arts receive discounted passes to Calgary Attractions including:

  • Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre
  • Calgary Tower
  • Theatre Calgary

Visit our concierge desk for exclusive discounts and restaurant or tour bookings.