Elbow Valley Community Overview

Elbow Valley is a designated community (an unincorporated area) in southern Alberta, in the Municipal District of Rocky View. The Elbow Valley area is located immediately west of the city of Calgary, along Highway 8. The hamlet of Bragg Creek is west of Elbow Valley. The area is mostly residential.

Elbow Valley gets its name from the Elbow River, a river in the region that flows into the Bow River at Fort Calgary. The name for Elbow River is descriptive and refers to the point at which it abruptly turn northward and enters the Bow River (elbow-like curve). David Thompson referred to it as "Hokaikshi" in 1814, and Arrowsmith's map of 1859 labels it "Hokaikshi" or "Moose River". The Cree called it "o-too-kwa-na" and according to Tyrell, the Stoney referred to it as "mn-no-tho-ap-ta". Until 1880, it was often called "Swift Creek", after the speed of its watercourse.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

elbow-valley Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
98 Cougar Ridge
111 Old Banff Coach Road
156 Aspen Woods
699 West Springs/various schools
732 Central Memorial/Glamorgan
781 Bishop Pinkham/ Discovery Ridge
894 St. Gregory/ 69 St SW/Strathcona
895 St. Gregory/ West Springs/ CougarRidge

Elbow Valley Closest LRTs

69 Street CTrain Station 4.55 km
Sirocco CTrain Station 5.34 km
45 Street CTrain Station 6 km
Westbrook CTrain Station 6.76 km
Shaganappi Point CTrain Station 7.29 km

Elbow Valley Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Basements     1$1600$1600$1600
Houses     1$17995$17995$17995
Total Rentals     2$1600$17995$9797

Elbow Valley Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
2L Preschool
210 Discovery Ridge Bay SW, Calgary
4.22 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Elbow Valley Distance to Local Landmarks

Alberta Children's Hospital 11.23 km
Alberta College of Arts and Design (ACAD) 14.45 km
Ambrose University College 7.64 km
Bow Valley College 16.54 km
Calgary Airport 23.33 km
Calgary Zoo 18.12 km
Chinook Centre Mall 15.03 km
City Hall 16.32 km
Cross Iron Mills 36.52 km
Deerfoot Mall 20.10 km
Devry Institute of Tech 20.65 km
Downtown Calgary 15.33 km
Foothills Hospital 12.19 km
Market Mall 11.98 km
Mount Royal University 10.93 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 22.31 km
Rocky Mountain College 13.58 km
Rockyview Hospital 13.49 km
SAIT 14.96 km
South Health Campus 27.64 km
Southcentre Mall 17.08 km
Sunridge Mall 22.02 km
University of Calgary 12.98 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

Elbow Valley Map View

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Bus Routes