Calgary’s Best Neighbourhood for Outdoorsy Types

This neighbourhood offers easy access to the Rockies and plenty of urban wilderness, too.

Photograph by Chris Landry.

Winner: Discovery Ridge

A great neighbourhood for outdoorsy types should naturally include easy access to the Rockies, but true outdoorsy types need their urban wilderness, too. Tucked in alongside Highway 8 on the city’s westernmost edge, residents of Discovery Ridge are practically halfway to Kananaskis Country before they even get in their vehicles, with Griffith Woods Park, one of the city’s most picturesque natural areas, right in their backyard.

 

Honourable Mentions:

Lake Bonavista, Lakeview, Silver Springs, Wildwood

 

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This article appears in the July 2023 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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