Overlooking Calgary’s downtown core and the Bow River, Bridgeland is one of Calgary’s vibrant NW communities. It is home to some of the best coffee shops, Italian eateries and a quaint main street featuring cafés, diners and specialty shops.
What’s Near By?
- Real Estate includes both Infills and Condos
- Walking distance to LRT, Downtown Core and East Village
- Restaurants and markets such as Bridgeland Market and Luke’s Drug Mart
Despite being one of Calgary’s oldest neighborhoods, Bridgeland is only just becoming an “up and coming neighborhood.” Settled in the 1890’s by Russian and German immigrants, this area was originally called Germantown, before having its name changed to Bridgeland in 1908. The main reason for this change is due to a sudden population boom as a result of the General Hospital, which was built in 1910.
While the hospital was eventually closed in 1997, Bridgeland has now grown to house over 6,000 people, and was part of Calgary’s area redevelopment plan in 2006. Now over 100 years later, this once small, unassuming town is now an ever-growing urban neighborhood that might just be the home of your dreams.
Part of Bridgeland’s charm comes from a striking balance between old and new. Bridgeland combines a long, celebrated history with a plethora of new businesses including a Farmer’s Market, art galleries, restaurants, and even a Tool Library that allows you to borrow tools for your latest DIY. This sort of community-centric attitude resonates throughout the area, which is known as much for it’s tight-knit family-friendly vibe as it is for its steadily growing food options.
With over 30 restaurants open for business, and more opening each month, the food scene is sure to catch the eyes (and mouths) of food-lovers, with options including gourmet burgers, authentic Italian pizza, handmade Ramen, and more. Whether you’re looking for sushi, Italian, Caribbean, or just a sports bar, you’re likely to find something to love. And for those who prefer shopping to supper, there is a growing number of locally owned stores and shops where you can find clothing, vintage fashion, jewelry, and home goods.
Bridgeland also boasts some wonderful family-friendly amenities for those who are looking for entertainment for children. The Calgary Zoo is located on St. George’s island and houses over 1,000 animals from around the world. As the second-largest zoo in Calgary, it’s a wonderful way to spend the day with family. A new science center covering 14 acres is also in the works, and Bridgeland is proud to be the starting and finish line for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon – the longest running marathon in Canada. The area is also home to numerous recreation activities such as tennis courts, swimming pools, bike paths, walking trails, and parks. There is truly something for everyone in this eclectic neighborhood.
While Bridgeland has a long way to go, this area is truly booming and growing into an ideal location for young entrepreneurs or families. As a neighborhood with something to offer for everyone, it’s hard to pass up.