Community of Bridgeland, Calgary, Alberta
Bridgeland-Riverside is a top inner-city Calgary infills community
Bridgeland-Riverside, located in north west Calgary, has a rich history. The community was once established by Russian-German immigrants and was known as Germantown. Officially part of the City of Calgary in 1910, that was also the year that the Calgary General Hospital was built in this area. It closed in 1997 and was demolished in a controlled explosion on October 4, 1998. Today, there is a beautiful green green space surrounded with mixed-use multi-residential properties (retail with condominiums units).
The community is located in close proximity to downtown making it easy for people who work in the city centre to get to work every day. In addition, Bridgeland-Riverside is close to many natural environments such as the river pathways and Prince’s Island Park; residents love the community’s walkability.
Bridgeland-Riverside is near Bow River to the south, Deerfoot Trail to the east, Edmonton Trail to the west and Renfrew to the north. Consistently, it also scores highly every year in Avenue Magazne’s “Best Neighbourhoods.”
Amenities include Starbucks, OEB, Blue Star Diner, Shiki Menya Japanese Ramen Restaurant, Burger 320, North Hill Co-op, Bridgeland Market, Safeway Centre Street, Tops Supermarket, Italian Supermarket, Blush Lane Organic Market, Boogie’s Burgers, Diner Deluxe, Bonasera Pizza, Bubblemania Cafe, Mr. Sub, House of Kabob, Big Fish, Peter’s Drive-in, Spicy Hut, Pow Pizza, Namskar Fine East Indian and Sushi Bar Zipling.
- Bridgeland-Riverside draws people with active lifestyles. Recreational facilities include a tennis court, playgrounds, toboggan run, soccer pitch, baseball field and an off-leash dog park.
- Bridgeland is next to many of Calgary’s best attractions including St. Patrick’s Island and Calgary Zoo (the second largest zoo in Canada) and Telus Spark.
- The 4 Avenue Flyover Public Space includes a rain garden, public art, play elements and a plaza which were all inspired by ideas from Langevin students (#FlyoverKids) and community priorities. The project was recognized with an Honourable Mention, Community Improvement Projects, at the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards.
- Considered a pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood with mainly single family homes and park-side condominiums.
- Bridgeland C-Train station is located between west and east Memorial Drive with overpass walkways for easy access. It takes only two minutes to get downtown with the C-Train. Public bus routes are also available.
- Calgary Transit routes in the area include Deerfoot Centre, Varsity Acres and Bridgeland, Huntington, Douglas Glen, New Brighton, Renfrew and Spruce Cliff, 16th Avenue North, Downtown shuttle, Inner City Loop, McKenzie, Rosedale, Tuscany, Riverbend and Erin Woods.
Schools/universities in Bridgeland-Riverside and surrounding communities:
- Langevin School | Calgary Board of Education
- MAC Islamic School – Calgary
- Delta West Academy
- Stanley Jones School
- Zoo School
- Calgary Italian School
- Calgary Ukrainian School
- Colonel Macleod School
- Calgary Chinese Private School
- Bridgeland Seventh-day Adventist Church
- Centre Street Church – Bridgeland Campus
- Matthew Lutheran Church
- Calvary Grace Church
- Calgary Chinese
- Bridges Church Gospel of Grace Church
- Downtown East Village
- Mayland Heights
- Winston Heights/Mountview
- Vista Heights
Popular attractions nearby:
- George’s Island
- Reconciliation Bridge
- Calgary Zoo
- Calgary Tower
- Prince’s Island Park
- Telus Spark
- East Village
Looking to buy or sell in the Bridgeland-Riverside neighborhood, schedule a home showing or need more information? Contact us today.