Cambrian Heights is a well-rounded and established community in north-central Calgary. First developed in the late 1950s, most homes in Cambrian Heights are single-family style with large lots and impressive trees. Surrounded by park space and a short commute from the city centre, this affordable community has something to offer buyers of all ages and lifestyles!
Bordered to the east and south by Confederation Park and Queen’s Park Cemetery, Cambrian Heights is a quiet community with lots of natural beauty. Although most homes in Cambrian Heights are single-family style, there are some duplexes and a few low-rise apartments. Cambrian Heights is a mix of all ages, and about 40% of residents rent their homes. The average cost of a single-family home in Cambrian Heights was approximately $522,000 during the first half of 2018, only slightly above the citywide average.
A defining feature of Cambrian Heights is its proximity to Nose Hill Park, one of Calgary’s largest natural areas that covers 11 square kilometres of high plains ecosystem. The park is home to ample wildlife, including deer, coyotes, porcupines, and hawks, and offers great hiking trails and large designated off-leash areas.
Families will appreciate being close to Highwood Outdoor Pool, a popular outdoor swimming pool that is currently being renovated to include a new teaching area and spray park (to be unveiled in Summer 2020). For those willing to invest in membership, the Calgary Winter Club offers premiere athletic facilities and a range of kids programs. Retirees can work on their swing at the nearby Confederation Park Golf Course, a medium difficulty, 9-hole course situated in the west end of Confederation Park.
The Cambrian Heights Community Association offers yoga, dance, and fitness courses in addition to seasonal community events and BBQs. A unique feature of this association is its Block Party Subsidy program, where up to $100 is provided community residents to cover the cost of hosting neighbourhood events.
Cambrian Heights is also a great place for dog lovers, with a large off-leash park right at the centre of the community, and trails and off-leash areas throughout Nose Hill Park. A dog groomer, doggy daycare, pet food store, and animal hospital can all be found on 14th Street.
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LIVING IN CAMBRIAN HEIGHTS
- There are no C-Train Stations within walking distance
- Easy access to Trans-Canada Highway/16 Avenue NW, Crowchild Trail, and Deerfoot Trail
Groceries & Shopping
- Safeway, Co-op, London Drugs, and several major retailers located nearby at Brentwood Village Shopping Centre
- Bog-box stores and major retailers located a five-minute drive away at Northland Village and North Hill Shopping Centre
- Fifteen-minute drive to clothing stores and more at Market Mall
Dining & Nightlife
- A few restaurants located in Cambrian Heights (Yume Sushi, Eclair De Lune Patisserie, Puspa Indian Restaurant)
- Pubs and fast food options along Trans-Canada Highway/16 Ave NW (The Cat ‘n Fiddle Pub, La Viena)
- Highly-rated cafes, restaurants, and bars a ten-minute drive away in Kensington Village (Higher Ground Cafe, Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey, Pulcinella, Wine Bar, Kensington Pub)
Health & Wellness
- World Health Club at Northland Shopping Centre
- Calgary Climbing Centre – Stronghold, Alavanca Jiu Jitsu, and other sports clubs along 16th Avenue NW
- Grades K-6 (Regular): Cambrian Heights School
- Grades 7-9 (Regular and Mandarin Bilingual): Colonel Irvine School
- Grades 10-12 (Regular): James Fowler High School
- Grades K-6 (French Immersion Only): St. Pius X School
- Grades K-9 (Regular): St. Joseph School
- Grades 7-9 (French Immersion Only): Madeleine D’Houet School
- Grades 10-12 (Regular and Extended French): St. Francis High School
- Grades 10-12 (Regular and Extended French): St. Mary’s High School
Community Ward and Councillor
THINGS TO DO IN CAMBRIAN HEIGHTS
- Nose Hill Park: The Nose Hill Natural Environment Park is a large natural area covering 11 square kilometres of grassland in north Calgary. The park is said to be an example of the high plains ecosystem that once covered the area. The park is home to ample wildlife, including deer, coyotes, porcupines, and hawks. It is also significant for its archeological sites, including indigenous stone circles. Visitors can enjoy hiking trails and designated off-leash areas.
- Calgary Winter Club: If you can afford the high yearly membership fees, this premiere private sport and social club offers a range of athletic facilities including a gymnastics centre, curling rink, and climbing wall. Wellness services, kids programs, and social events are also offered to members.
- Highwood Outdoor Pool: This popular outdoor swimming pool is currently under renovation. The new teaching area and spray park will be unveiled in Summer 2020.
- Confederation Park Golf Course: Situated in the west end of Confederation Park, this city-run, nine-hole golf course has medium-difficulty greens and a driving range.