Calgary's northwest is one of the largest quadrants in the City of Calgary with approximately 300,000 residents. It is known for its proximity to the mountains, hilly terrain, beautiful golf courses and suburban living.  It is also home to the University of Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic, and the Alberta College of Art, making it a great choice for those pursuing academic studies. But also a close distance to a ton of amenities, shopping centres, hospitals and a number of other schools. 

But one of the more unspoken benefits to living in northwest Calgary, is the amazing scenery and nature surrounding the areas there. 


Northwest Calgary is home to Nose Hill Park, considered one of the largest municipal parks located in Canada. Nose Hill Park is also known for its beautiful city and mountain views and numerous hiking areas. This can be a perfect spot for people who love to hike without leaving the City. The location is also perfect for picnics with family, friends or anyone who wants to spend their time with their canine friends as it’s also one of the largest off leash dog parks in Calgary. In addition to Nose Hill, there are dozens and dozens of green spaces and parks within the quadrant, no community is without greenery. 

Rocky Mountains

One of the reasons why Northwest Calgary is well known is because of the magnificent views of the Rocky Mountains. The altitude of the mountain ranges from 2,130 to 3,747 meters. A lot of residents have decided to live here to enjoy the majestic scenery. While you are having a luxurious lifestyle in your house, you can also go outside to enjoy the majestic Rockies.


The Bow River also meanders through Northwest Calgary. The area of Bowness has spectacular lots backing onto the Bow River.  Homes in the area vary from newly built to old war time bungalows.  Communities such as West Hillhurst, Parkdale and Sunnyside are minutes from the Bow and have easy access to the running and biking paths that run alongside it. 

If you want to know more about Northwest Calgary Real Estate, feel free to contact us with any questions.

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