Visiting Esker

We are open.

Visits to the gallery must be pre-booked, and made at least one day in advance. Pre-book your hour-long visit below:

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Private bookings for individuals who are immunocompromised or otherwise identify as high-risk are available on Tuesday afternoons.
Call 403-930-2490 to book, or for any questions on the booking process.

To know what to expect before and during your visit, please read the following important information:

 

  • Please arrive on-time. No late arrivals or walk-ins will be admitted. We are welcoming up to a maximum of 18 visitors at a time.
  • Free one-hour parking is available in the south surface parking lot. Please note that the underground parkade is closed.
  • Entry to the building is ONLY by the south doors at the back of the building.
  • On arrival, check in at the security desk on the main floor. You will then be directed to the elevators or stairs to the 4th floor.
  • Before entering the gallery we ask that you disinfect your hands and put on your face mask – we will have sanitizer and masks available.
  • Our coat check is currently closed, personal items must remain with you. Please leave large bags at home or in your vehicle.
  • Please cancel your visit if you’re feeling unwell, use the link on your confirmation email or by calling the gallery at 403 930 2490.
  • Artwork will not be interactive.

Our current exhibition by Katie Ohe is on view until 29 August, find out more here.
Have a great visit, and welcome back to Esker Foundation.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Visitors.

Additional information:

Complimentary Parking

Complimentary parking is available in the Atlantic Avenue Art Block south surface parking lot and can be accessed at the rear of the building. A parking ticket is not currently required. Please note that the underground parkade is currently closed.

 

Photography

We encourage you to take pictures for personal use. As you take photographs in the gallery, please keep the safety of the artwork in mind, and be respectful not to disturb 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 – these can be checked. Professional photography or professional video shoots are not permitted. You are welcome to use your phone to take pictures, please post and share, and tag #eskerfoundation!

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

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. 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.

If you have questions regarding access to Esker Foundation’s 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.

 

Address

ESKER FOUNDATION
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.

 

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.