One of Calgary’s most celebrated urban communities in the Southwest, Currie sets a new standard in progressive design. It blends a rich history with modern amenities, accessible location and lush green spaces to help you live a healthy, contemporary life. Only a seven-minute drive downtown, or a brisk fifteen-minute bike ride to the core, it’s easy to feel connected to everything you love about Calgary.
With Mount Royal University, Marda Loop and the Glenmore Reservoir nearby as well, you’re close to the best our city has to offer.
Regal History on Display
Constructed on the former Currie Barracks, the community honours its heritage by preserving historical buildings and landscapes such as The Officers’ Mess Garden. This formal garden, once reserved for high-ranking military members, is now a City of Calgary park. Today, it’s a serene, well-manicured oasis and the perfect place to melt into a book, share a picnic, or even hold a wedding. The adjoining Officers’ Mess Hall is currently being repurposed by its new owners, Statesman Group, and will soon open with new community uses while retaining its rich architectural history.
At Currie, Canada’s history is part of everyday life. Cycling routes take you past buildings such as Ramshead House (former residence of the base commander), The Stables Building (where the Lord Strathcona Regiment was originally housed), and the stately Athlone Hall (now part of Clearwater Academy), all built in the 1930s as part of the original base. Parade Square, where, today, students from four different elementary schools play at recess, once hosted honoured dignitaries for military displays and celebrations.
An Outdoor Oasis at Alexandria Park
Currently under development, Currie’s 13.5 acre Alexandria Park will provide a range of programming for everyone to enjoy year-round. Improvements include the Currie Bark Park, a place for furry friends to meet and romp, a summer splash park/skating rink for multi-season fun, and walkway and exercise loops that will meander through mature woodland areas. During the holiday season, the historic Trasimene Crescent (a protected heritage landscape) will be lit up with lights to bring out the best of the season for those strolling through its corridor.
Construction of Alexandria Park begins in late 2019 and is expected to conclude by 2021. The award-winning Airport Playground was constructed as part of Alexandria Park in 2015 and will remain open while the other improvements are made.
Community Events to Watch For
Community events are a key part of Currie life. The winter Frostival, Easter Egg Hunt, street parties, and historic walking tours have seen high participation from both residents and visitors alike. Urban beehives were introduced to the community this past summer and will give local schools opportunities to learn about honey-making and the ecological importance of bees.
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