Visiting Esker

Welcome

We are here to make your visit to Esker safe and enjoyable. Please treat staff, volunteers, and other visitors with respect and dignity. We value empathy, reciprocity, diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. We do not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory or threatening language or behaviour.  

Thank you for helping us create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. 

Accessibility

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. Wheelchair-accessible public washrooms are available inside the galleries, and on the fourth floor. There are accessible parking spaces directly across from the rear entrance to our building, and in the underground parkade in close proximity to the elevators, parking is complimentary for up to 90 minutes.

Esker Foundation has one wheelchair available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis. Please speak to our team at the Front Desk for assistance. Visitors can request and book a wheelchair in advance by emailing [email protected].

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].

Parking

Update:

Complimentary parking, for 90 minutes, is available in our building’s underground parkade and the south surface parking lots, both are accessed at the rear of our building. After parking, please proceed directly to the gallery on the 4th floor to register your license plate at the front desk. If you are attending a program at Esker, complimentary parking is available for the duration of the program, please ask at the front desk on arrival.

Photography

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.

Group Tours

Private tours on request are available for groups of 10 to 20, subject to availability.

To enquire about a tour for your group please email: [email protected] or call 403 930 2490.

Visitors and group leaders can also access our self-guided tour resources, available in the gallery, and here on this website.

Address

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

Directions

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 www.calgarytransit.com 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.

 

About Our Location

Esker Foundation is located in Mohkínstsis, (Calgary) close to the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, a deeply significant place within the Treaty 7 Region, and part of the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy, including the Siksikaitsitapi, comprised of the Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Amskapi Piikani First Nations; the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Îyâxe Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Goodstoney First Nations. Mohkínstsis is also home to the Otipemisiwak Métis Government of the Métis Nation within Alberta Districts 5 & 6 and Esikisimu Nunangat. Esker Foundation extends sincere appreciation for the opportunity to live and learn on this territory with respect and gratitude.