Visiting Esker

The 4th floor galleries are closed for the installation of our Winter/Spring 2022 exhibitions, which launch on 22 January. Currently on view in the 9th Avenue SE, street-level Project Space is the exhibition Legends of the Trans by Vivek Shraya, until 6 February.

Esker Foundation has implemented the Restrictions Exemption Program for visitors, volunteers, and staff. Visitors aged 12 and over are required to provide documentation of either proof of vaccination, a negative PCR or rapid test, or exemption to enter Esker Foundation. Visitors aged 18 and over will be asked to provide ID to match their documentation.


Please note: Alberta vaccine records with QR codes (paper or digital) are now the only valid Alberta-issued proof of vaccination accepted by operators participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program.

  • QR code vaccine record (paper or digital). Full vaccination includes two doses of any of the Health Canada approved vaccines.
  • Documentation of a medical exemption.
  • Proof of a privately paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service.

Accepted forms of proof of vaccination:

  • Alberta vaccine record with a QR code.
  • Canadian Armed Forces vaccine record.
  • First Nations immunization record.
  • Vaccine records issued by other provinces and territories.
  • ArriveCan app for international travellers and valid international travel identity document.
  • Negative privately paid for COVID-19 test from within the previous 72 hours.
  • Valid proof of medical exemption.


  • Children under 12 years.
  • Those with medical exemption.

Esker Foundation continues to adhere to all Government of Alberta guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors.

  • Masks are required, and please do not visit Esker if you are feeling unwell.


Additional information:


Complimentary parking is available in the Atlantic Avenue Art Block south surface and underground parking lots and can be accessed at the rear of the building.



We encourage you to take pictures for personal use. Please post, share, and tag #eskerfoundation As you take photographs in the gallery, please keep the safety of the artwork in mind, and be respectful of other visitors. Signs indicate the works that cannot be photographed due to copyright or lender restrictions. Please do not use flash, tripods, extension poles (selfie stick), gimbals, or similar accessories. Professional photography or professional video shoots are not permitted.

Free public wifi is available during your visit. Connect to ‘eskerpublic’ then select on your browser.


Esker Foundation is accessible via elevator access up to the fourth floor, which is available from the main floor and on all levels of the building. A swing door with an automatic door control into the gallery is situated adjacent to the gallery’s revolving door. A wheelchair-accessible public washroom is available on the fourth floor. There are accessible parking spaces in the surface parking lot at the rear of the building.

We all benefit from deeper, relational considerations of accessibility. If you have any questions or requests regarding access to the gallery or programs, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 403-930-2490 or by email at [email protected].


Free Group Tours

Group and school tours are currently not available.



Fourth floor, 1011 – 9th Avenue S.E.
Inglewood, Calgary, AB
T2G 0H7  Canada

About Our Location

Esker Foundation is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, and the Iyarhe Nakoda First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. Esker Foundation extends sincere appreciation for the opportunity to live and learn on this territory in respect and gratitude.



Public Transportation

To plan your trip to Esker Foundation and for more information on routes, schedules, fares, and maps, please visit the Calgary Transit website at or phone (403) 262-1000.

By Bus

Inglewood can be reached via many Calgary Transit bus routes. Routes 1, 75, 302, 307 MAX, and 411 all run along 9 Avenue SE with stops all near to Esker Foundation.

From the CTrain

The closest CTrain stop to Esker Foundation is City Hall station. From the station you can walk south two blocks to 9 Avenue SE to catch a Calgary Transit bus into Inglewood.