Eau Claire is located on the north side of downtown Calgary. It is also south of Bow River, which is an important body of water in Calgary. The river is the centre of pathways where residents can walk, jog, bike or rollerblade.
The neighbourhood has a large public square as well as a large urban parkland. If that's not enough, Prince's Island Park is just nearby. Within the neighbourhood, there are also a lot of pubs and restaurants, making Eau Claire a really vibrant place. A lot of these restos and pubs are at Eau Claire Market.
The place, which was established in 1885, is named after the city of the same name in Wisconsin in the U.S. One of the original industries in the area is lumber milling, which was originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The banks of Bow River made Eau Claire an attractive place for the business.