Mountain views and city amenities all at your doorstep in communities of Bearspaw and Springbank

Situated on Calgary’s western border, the communities of Springbank and Bearspaw offer, in many ways, the perfect mix of country and city living.

Bordered by the Bow and Elbow rivers to the north and south, the unique appeal of the area is obvious to anyone who has stood at the top of 12 Mile Coulee Road.

Gazing westward, rising out of the fields and foothills, the majestic Rocky Mountains loom large, providing ample opportunity for any number of outdoor pursuits as well as one of the more scenic backdrops around.

To the east is the city itself. Boasting a skyline that seems to grow more impressive by the minute, easy access to both Crowchild and Stoney trails means that nearly any and every amenity imaginable is just a short drive away.

Both Springbank and Bearspaw have a variety of amenities for active families while anything further needed is available in the five minute drive to Calgary.

For those considering calling Springbank home, there’s room to spare.

“The lot inventory concludes that, based on a projected 20-year development rate of 344 units per year, land availability in Rocky View County is in a position to meet market demands,” said a Rocky View County Springbank Context Study. “From a cost effective infrastructure/ engineering perspective it makes sense to prioritize by focusing new development in current planned areas, and to consider phasing.”

In Bearspaw, the area is garnering awards for one of its newest communities, Watermark. The neighbourhood won the National Sam Award for Community Development in April of this year.

Calaway Park

First opened in 1982, Western Canada’s largest outdoor family amusement park has been entertaining families for over 30 years. With 32 rides including the ever-popular Shoot the Chutes log flume and Vortex Rollercoaster, the 65-hectare park is located just 10 kilometres west of Calgary on the TransCanada Highway and is open from 10 a.m. to – 7 p.m. daily until September 2.

Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre

The Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre is a hub of activity for residents in the area. Facilities include a banquet hall, the homestead room, gymnasium, dance studio and meeting room. There’s a variety of programs to partake in including girls group, zumba, golden fitness and soccer. A planned expansion for the centre includes a multi-use sports facility with concrete surface that can be iced for an NHL-sized hockey rink and easily converted to turf for other sports such as soccer and lacrosse.

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

The newest of Alberta’s parks, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park opened to the public on in 2011. The 1,300-hectare park has breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, downtown Calgary and the Alberta grasslands. In 1909 it was home to the Glenbow stone quarry, which produced Paskapoo sandstone blocks, used in the construction of Alberta’s legislature as well as several buildings in Calgary.

Springbank Airport

The Springbank Airport held its grand opening in July 1971 as part of a solution to a growing congestion problem at the Calgary International Airport. Under the airport code YBW, Springbank is the closest certified airport to Cochrane, Canmore, Kananaskis County and Banff National Park. The airport is also home to the Rocky Mountain Aero Club.