Visiting Esker

We are re-opening.

Beginning, Thursday 10 June we are pleased to welcome you back to the gallery to visit the exhibitions by Louise Bourgeois, Chris Curreri, and Fin Simonetti. Our hours are 11-6pm, Wednesday to Sunday until 27 June.

Masks remain mandatory, along with physical distancing, and contact tracing will be in place. As per provincial restrictions we will be limited to 30% our capacity.


To ensure your wellbeing, and that of the Esker team, the gallery continues to operate under strict COVID-19 protocols. We ask that you read the following details about your visit.

  • Face masks are mandatory.
  • Hand sanitizer is provided; we ask that you sanitize your hands upon entering the gallery.
  • Physical distancing: we ask that you remain 2m distanced from staff and other visitors.
  • On arrival you will be asked for one name and contact details per household, for contact tracing purposes.
  • Please do not visit if you’re feeling unwell.
  • Our coat check is currently closed, personal items must remain with you. Please leave large bags at home or in your vehicle.
  • Free one-hour parking is available in the south surface parking lot and the underground parking lot.


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.