Live in Arbour Lake

Have you always wanted to live by the water? Calgary's only northwest lake community, Arbour Lake might be just what you are looking for. This community has it all, from gorgeous views of the mountains, walkways and bike paths within the rolling hills, lots of parks, and a pure lake that houses many imported rainbow trout.  A beautiful lakeside community where you can make yourself at home with world-class amenities and make friends wherever you go. 

The Community

A community created to bring a resort vibe to those who live there, it’s easy to come here and want to stay forever.  Just a short drive away from the Rocky Mountains and filled with several community events all year round, people from all walks of life can enjoy a desirable lakeside lifestyle.  Stylish new homes have been built to suit families or individuals who seek tranquility.  With the option of having a single-family house, townhouse, or condo/apartment building to live in, you are promised a natural albeit idyllic life that has everything you could ever want. Arbour Lake is next to Crowfoot Crossing which meets all your social and shopping needs, schools that help students learn important life skills, and easy access to public transportation.

Arbour Lake Recreation

Arbour Lake is meant to be a peaceful place where nature and modern living come together.  Residents of Arbour Lake want to create fond memories and a sense of community while being one with the natural world.  Walking paths, ravines, and greenbelts make this an easy walking community that gives you a chance to explore.  It is a community that looks to bring people together by celebrating holidays and hosting parties that are open to the public.  A couple of places you can find here are: 

  •         The Arbour Lake itself is where you are granted opportunities to go swimming, fishing, and boating in the summertime or skating and playing hockey in the wintertime.  Either way, people get to interact with their friends and neighbors while enjoying a local happening that puts smiles on their faces.   
  •         Crowfoot Library is one of Calgary’s Northwest libraries where not only is there a beautiful view but lives are enhanced, joy is ever present, and learning is to be had and meant to be a place for all ages to enrich their lives.
  •         Crowfoot YMCA has many activities to improve a person’s mind, body, and spirit.  This inclusive fitness facility has a running track, indoor arena, swimming pool, and much more to appreciate.  Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the various services and programs offered. 

Amenities Throughout Arbour Lake

Arbour Lake has a full host of retail amenities and restaurants nearby.  You will find that only minutes away grocery stores, banks, and health amenities can be found at Crowfoot Crossing.  Just because it is a nice calm community doesn’t mean there aren’t exciting places to check out.  The question is; what are you looking for?

Shopping – There is no better place to go for all of your wants and needs than Crowfoot Crossing.  With over 240 shops and services, this is a large mall that has countless options, including Lowes, Cineplex Odeon Theatres, Calgary Co-op, Safeway, Chapters Books, plus a host of boutiques and big box stores

Restaurants – There are days and nights that you just feel like cooking.  Crowfoot Crossing has some wonderful choices to enjoy.  You can find the Keg, Joey Crowfoot, Brewster’s, and a Chicken on the Way around there.  But if this is not what you are looking for you can always take a quick train ride to downtown via Crowfoot C-Train station.

Services – Where can you find a bank, a salon, and perhaps even an insurance agency?  The Crowfoot Crossing strikes again!  Home to many opportunities for medical, dental, clothing alterations, and all things health and wellness.  No matter what you are looking for, you are bound to find it with ease. 

Schools – Do you have some little ones that are growing up?  Help them grow with these 3 wonderful schools that will take them far in life.  St. Ambrose provides a unique catholic education from K-9.  While the other two are public schools for older students called Arbour Lake School (5-9) and Robert Thirsk High School (10-12).    

 Getting Around Calgary from Arbour Lake

As a new community in Calgary, those with families can adore the peace and quiet that this resort-like ambiance provides.  The benefit of living in Arbour Lake is the focus on the quality of life which means you can separate your work and personal life. It is still easy to get downtown as some people need to be able to commute.  Arbour Lake has done this very well to make traveling easier.

Primary Routes

Arbour Lake is found in the northwest quadrant of Calgary, so if you are driving it is most likely you will get to the city center in 20 minutes. The best way to get to the city is to get to John Laurie Blvd NW.  In a few short minutes take a right to Nose Hill Drive NW S which will eventually lead you to the Crowchild Trail E ramp.  Stay on Crowchild until you come to the Bow Trail E exit which will guide you toward downtown.  Crowchild Trail will lead you to Stoney Trail, which will easily connect you to the mountains or NW Calgary. Future Stoney Trail will lead you to Highway 1 and will connect you easily to the SW, but Crowchild is your main connector to the rest of the city as Arbour Lake is in the far NW quadrant of the city. Taking Crowchild Trail turns to Highway 1A which leads you out of the city to a small city, Cochrane, Alberta.


In Arbour Lake, you have easy access to the C-Train via the Crowfoot train station, conveniently getting you to the downtown core or South Calgary. If you are looking for more bus-type transit you can always take routes 76 and 138.  However, both of the bus routes just take you to different train stations.  It just depends on where you wish to end up.

Want to live, breathe, and enjoy a pristine lake that provides a peaceful environment?  Look no further because the life you dream of is here. 

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