Calgary’s southwest is made up of seventy-seven different communities which are surrounded by plenty of mature trees and beautiful mountain views. Many of the communities found in this quadrant are deemed the most desirable in the city.
The southwest is home to the Glenmore Reservoir which supplies water to Calgary homes and businesses and is a popular recreation spot for sailing and other non-motorized boating. Here you will find the Calgary Canoe Club, Calgary Rowing Club and Glenmore Sailing Club.
Some of the parks in the southwest include; South Glenmore Park, Weaselhead Natural Area, North Glenmore Park, Edworthy Park, Central Memorial Park, Princess Island Park and Fish Creek Provincial Park. The parks are a mix of forest, prairie, festival and picnic areas with many walking and bike paths.
Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada’s largest living history museum, also lives in the southwest as does seven golf courses, eight shopping centers, four public aquatic and recreation centres and four indoor arenas.
The C-Train Light Rail Transit system has a south line with 11 stations between downtown and Somerset-Bridlewood.View All Communities
There are thirty-three communities in Calgary’s Southeast, nine of which are lake communities offering man made lakes and stunning parks, designed to be enjoyed all year round. Many locals argue that Calgary’s south regions receive warmer weather than the rest of the city, but nothing has been proven.
Over the past year Calgary’s southeast continues to grow with the expansion of the new Green Line Transit system, the development of the South Health Campus and the preliminary development of Seton Calgary’s south urban district.
Some of the newer communities in this region are; Legacy, Auburn Bay, Cranston,and Mahogany.View All Communities
The Northwest of Calgary is made up of sixty communities and is located north of the Bow River and west of Centre street. This quadrant offers a mix of older more established neighborhoods as well as newer developments as you move further away from downtown.
The Northwest also has ten arenas, aquatic and recreation centers with a new recreation facility being built in Rocky Ridge.
Some of the newer developments in the Northwest include the LRT extension to Rocky Ridge and Tuscay and the development of East Village, 49 acer urban village being developed between Fort Calgary and downtown business centre, facing the Bow River on the north and 9th Avenue on the south.View All Communities
The Northeast quadrant of Calgary is made up of just over thirty communities making it the smallest quadrant in the city. It is bordered by rural communities and farmland and is considered to have more affordable housing than many areas within the city. Residents of Northeast enjoy some of the best transit in the city with the LRT running all the way from the west-end of downtown to the new Tuscany station.View All Communities