Our modest little community has fewer than 400 homes in it. It has mature trees and friendly neighbors and is one of the safest places to be in Calgary.
There are only two roads in and out of “the Downs,” which gives us much less traffic to contend with. Playgrounds, ball diamonds and a tennis court give our active citizens plenty to do and a new multi-purpose court gives the younger crowd a place to hang out, too. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 14 councilor.
No schools in the community; however the designated schools are in Lake Bonavista.
Small strip mall on Lake Sylvan Drive. MLA office Richard Gotfried’s office is located here along with other local businesses.
- Bonavista Church – https://bonavistachurch.ca/
Lake Bonavista is located in Calgary’s southeast and is bordered by Bonavista Downs to the east, Macleod Trail to the west and Anderson Road to the north. The community is just north of Fish Creek Park. Lake Bonavista is a primarily residential area, with development beginning in 1967 by Keith Construction. It was the first community in Canada to be built around a man made lake, and served as a prototype for other “Lake Communities” in Calgary. The currently the area is home to two man-made lakes, Lake Bonaventure and Lake Bonavista, which offer excellent recreation and relaxation opportunities for residents. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 14 councilor.
Lake Bonavista Promenade is a small commercial development within Lake Bonavista that includes both retail space and professional offices. There is also convenient access to shopping areas along Macleod Trail and in Southcentre Mall.
Fish Creek Park borders the community to the south, and provides a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.
The Lake Bonavista Community Association (not to be confused with the homeowners association which maintains the lake) owns a community centre within the district. The community centre includes two ice rinks, a gym, and a variety of multipurpose rooms.
There is also a City of Calgary ice rink, Frank McCool Arena, within the community.
- Bonavista Baptist Church – http://bonavistabaptist.com/
- Bonavista Evangelical Missionary Church – https://bonavistachurch.ca/
- Holy Nativity Anglican Church – https://www.facebook.com/holynativityccalgary/
- St. Bonaventure Church – http://www.stbonaventureparish.ca/St._Bonaventure_Parish/%60.html
- Lake Bonavista, Public Elementary – http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b334/
- Andrew Sibbald, Public Elementary – http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b336/
- Ecole Sam Livingston, Public Elementary (French Immersion) – http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b354/
- Nickle, Public Junior High – http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b654/
- St. Boniface, Catholic Elementary – http://schools.cssd.ab.ca/stboniface
- St. Bonaventure, Catholic Junior High – http://schools.cssd.ab.ca/stbonaventure
Parkland is a residential neighbourhood in the south-east quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is bounded to the north by Canyon Meadows Drive, to the east by Bow Bottom Trail and to the south and west by Fish Creek Provincial Park.
The land was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1961 and Parkland was established in 1974. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 14 councilor. Parkland borders Fish Creek Provincial Park and has paths that are accessible to all residents along the ridge. In addition, Park 96 is a homeowners park that offers recreational activities including skating, tobogganing, tennis, splas/play parks, fire pits, and land for outdoor games. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 14 councilor.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: 14540 Parkland Boulevard Southeast meeting times 9am, 11am, 1pm main church website:https://www.lds.org/?lang=eng
- Prince of Wales Elementary public school – http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b341/
- St. Philip Fine Arts Elementary School (catholic) – http://schools.cssd.ab.ca/stphilip
- (Nickel Jr. High, Lord Beaverbrook High School- are the designated Jr. and Sr. High for the Public Program)
Park 96 and Fish Creek Park. There is no shopping complex in the community, but there is shopping in the Deer Valley Mall just at the bottom of the Ridge.
Deer Run is a residential neighbourhood in the south-east quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located in a bend of the Bow River, and is surrounded to the east and south by the Fish Creek Provincial Park. It is bounded to the north by North Deersaxon Circle and the community of Deer Ridge and to the west by Bow Bottom Trail.
The land was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1961 and Deer Run was established in 1978. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 14 councillor.
- Deer Run School Elementary – http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b265/
- Don Bosco School (designated catholic school) Elementary/Junior High – http://schools.cssd.ab.ca/donbosco
- Wilma Hansen Junior (designated) – http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b685/
- Deer Park United Church
Deer Valley Shopping Mall borders the community.
Fish Creek Provincial Park borders the community to the south and is a great access to outdoor living.
Deer Ridge is a residential neighbourhood in the south-east quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located in the Bow River valley, and is bounded to the north by Canyon Meadows Drive, to the east by Deercliff Road and the Bow River, to the south by Deerfield Circle and the community of Deer Run and to the west by Bow Bottom Trail. Fish Creek Provincial Park is located immediately east.
The land was annexed into the City of Calgary in 1961, and Deer Ridge was established in 1978. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 14 councilor.
- Wilma Hansen Jr High – http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b685/
- Our Lady Of M. Bistrica Church – http://www.calgarydiocese.ca/parish-finder/31-our-lady-of-m-bistrica-church.html
- Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard – http://goodshepherdcalgary.ca/
- Croatian Catholic Parish – http://www.profilecanada.com/companydetail.cfm?company=2019898_Croatian_Catholic_Parish_Calgary_AB
The community of Queensland Downs is located in the southeast sector of the City, near the Bow River. The entire escarpment overlooking the river has been designated as public open space in order to maintain the natural characteristics of the area and to provide for public access to the river. The area comprising Queensland Downs was annexed to the City in 1961, yet it was not until 1973 that development began to occur. Single family residential dwellings are the predominant form of development in the community, with some multi-family dwellings.
Diamond Cove is a new community located in the southeast sector of the city directly west of the Bow River. The land comprising this small community was carved from the community of Queensland in 1991. Diamond Come is bounded on the west by Bow Bottom Trail, which provides direct access to major vehicle routes such as Deerfoot Trail and Anderson Road. Residents of Diamond cove enjoy close proximity to Fish Creek Provincial Park and all of its recreation opportunities.
It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 14 councilor.
- Wilma Hansen Jr High – http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b685/
- Haultain Memorial Elementary – http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b362/
- Pavilion Of Hope Church – http://www.nabconference.org/directory/pavilion-hope-church
Canyon Meadows is located in Calgary’s southwest, directly north of Fish Creek Park. It is bounded by Anderson Road to the north, MacLeod Trail to the East and 14th St. to the West. Canyon Meadows got its name due to its location on a rolling plane above the Fish Creek Park bluffs. The area was annexed to Calgary in 1961 and two years later development began to occur. Residents of Canyon Meadows have numerous recreational opportunities available to them, including the Canyon Meadows Gold and Country Club, the Canyon Meadows Pool and Fitness Center, and Fish Creek Provincial Park. The area is also well connected to Calgary’s pathway system and has numerous commercial centers. There are a number of separate and public schools in the area, including Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School.
The Canyon Meadows community centre is home to many different programs, including Tai Chi, Yoga, Jazzercise, Kumon math, dance classes, dog training, Brownies, Girl Guides, Moms and Tots, and Seniors Bridge. The community centre also houses two skating rinks, one of which is paved to allow for inline skating and ball hockey in the summer. There are also basketball nets, a skateboard ramp benches and playing fields. Canyon Meadows has also been a powerful advocate regarding community issues ranging from development, to Fish Creek Park wildlife protection, to traffic, to LRT extension, to the Anderson Road overpass. A fire in the Canyon Meadows community centre led to the need for current renovations.
It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 13 councilor.
- Woodgreen Presbyterian church – http://www.woodgreenpca.org/wordpress/
- River of Life Christian Church – https://www.linkedin.com/company/river-of-life-christian-church-calgary
- Canyon Meadows Elementary – Public http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b355/
- Dr. E. P. Scarlett Senior High – Public – http://depscarlett.ca/
- Robert Warren Junior High – Public http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b655/
- St. Catherine Elementary – Separate – http://schools.cssd.ab.ca/stcatherine
Fish Creek Provincial Park borders the south area of the community. There is a strip mall located on Elbow Drive that has some local business and a large pharmacists. The city of Calgary also runs a recreation centre next door to Scarlett High School that offers a pool and weight room and exercises classes.