Parkhill is a diverse and desirable neighbourhood in inner-city Calgary, named for its location on a ridge overlooking Stanley Park. Established in 1910, this historic community benefits from a central location close to restaurants and cafes, shopping and amenities, and beautiful green spaces. A variety of housing options have developed in Parkhill, offering something for every budget!
Parkhill’s population is a range of ages, although there are more young adults between the ages of 25 and 34 living there than the citywide average. About half of homes in this community are single-family style, one-third are apartment-style, and one-fifth are duplexes. There are even a couple of rowhouses in the mix.
The character and style of this neighbourhood varies depending on the exact location. Closer to Macleod Trail, the community feels urban with more apartments and commercial buildings. Streets nearer to Stanley Park are quieter and suburban. But all areas of Parkhill are a short walk away from green space.
Stanley Park offers a number of open air activities with an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and picnic areas equipped with BBQ stands. It’s a popular spot for wading in the Elbow River, and is home to a lawn bowling club. To the north, Roxboro Park is a hidden gem with a network of hiking trails running along a densely forested ridge, and a river-side off leash dog park at the bottom.
The Parkhill Community Association actively engages with residents to promote community initiatives and organize social events. During summertime, yoga classes are offered on a grassy field overlooking the park (“Yoga on the Hill”). The association also maintains a soccer field, tennis courts, and ice rink near the community hall.
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LIVING IN PARKHILL
- Nearest C-Train Station: 39 Avenue (10-minute walk from most areas of Parkhill)
- Easy access to Macleod Trail, Glenmore Trail, and Deerfoot Trail
Groceries & Shopping
- Five-minute drive to Safeway and Sunterra Market
- A number of specialty shops and big-box stores (Staples, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond) located along Macleod Trail
- Five-minute drive to Chinook Centre, where high-end and popular clothing retailers can be found
Dining & Nightlife
- Upscale restaurants in Britannia (Suzette Britannia Bistro, Elbow Room) and along 4th Street (Vin Room, Mercato)
- A variety of cuisines (Seoul Korean BBQ, Green Basil) and nightlife options (Marquee Beer Market & Stage, Blind Beggar Pub) along Macleod Trail
Health & Wellness
- Fitness studios, salons and spas in Britannia (Urban Venus Beauty Bar, Britannia Hair Company, Lagree YYC) and along 4th Street (Butter Beauty Parlour, Frilly Lilly, One Cycle Spin Studio, Yoga Santosha)
- World Health Gym location on Macleod trail
- Physiotherapy and massage clinics in Britannia
- Ten-minute drive to Glenmore Athletic Park, where a running track, an aquatic centre, tennis courts, and a number of sports fields are located
- Medical clinics, dental clinics, holistic health centres, and drugstores in Britannia and along 4th Street
- Grades K-6: Elbow Park School (Regular)
- Grades K-9: Rideau Park School (Regular)
- Grades 10-12: Western Canada High School (Regular, French Immersion, IB)
- Grades K-6: St. Gerard School (French Immersion only)
- Grades K-9: St. Matthew School (French Immersion and Regular), St. Augustine School (Fine Arts)
- Grades 10-12: Bishop Grandin High School (Regular, Extended French, Spanish Bilingual, Advanced Placement)
Community Ward and Councillor
THINGS TO DO IN PARKHILL
- Pawn shops and hobby stores: Macleod Trail is home to number of quirky specialty stores and hobby shops that will appeal to the avid hobbyist, or anyone looking for something different to do. Check out the comic collection at Comic-Kazi, buy or rent a board game from Metal Galaxy, or hunt for vintage treasures at Rocky Mountain Pawn Shop.
- Stanley Park: A popular destination for picnicking, this park sits along a picturesque bend of the Elbow River under tall, shady cedars and hemlocks. Visitors can wade in the river, take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, or try out the tennis and lawn bowling facilities.
- Roxboro Park: Bordered by the Elbow River and a densely forested ridge overlooking downtown Calgary to the north, visitors will find a large off leash area, hiking trails, and a playground at this charming, hidden park
- Chinook Centre: The largest shopping mall in Calgary offers a range of retailers, including high-end designers, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Visitors can grab a bite to eat at one of several full-service restaurants before catching a movie at Scotiabank Theatre (Cineplex Odeon)
- Calgary Golf & Country Club: Bordered by the Elbow River, the Calgary Golf & Country Club is the oldest private course in Alberta. Traditional etiquette is enforced and cell phones are not allowed on the course.