Chestermere’s Kinniburgh is a haven for young families and outdoor enthusiasts
The community of Kinniburgh in southeast Chestermere has quickly become coveted by Calgarians yearning for a more pastoral, connected way of life – one that revolves around the beauty of nature and lakeside living. The community itself is relatively new, with plan approvals not yet 15 years old, but the land has a rich and varied history.
The community is named after piano shop owner Charles Kinniburgh, a homesteader in the late 1890s who purchased tracts of arable wetlands on the east side of the irrigation reservoir that would become Chestermere Lake. Today, Kinniburgh North and Kinniburgh South encompass close to 90 hectares of land and Chestermere Lake has become a summer and winter playground for the 20,000-plus residents of the city of Chestermere, located 15 minutes east of Calgary.