Lake Bonavista Community Overview

Lake Bonavista is a neighbourhood in Southeast Calgary, Alberta. It is bounded by Anderson Road to the North, Macleod Trail to the West, Canyon Meadows Drive to the South, and Bow Bottom Trail to the East. The small community of Bonavista Downs resides in the north-east corner of the neighbourhood.

Lake Bonavista was developed by the Keith Construction company starting in 1967. It was the first community in Canada to be built around a man made lake, and served as a prototype for other "Lake Communities" in Calgary.

Lake Bonavista Promenade is a small commercial development within Lake Bonavista that includes both retail space and professional offices. There is also convenient access to shopping areas along Macleod Trail and in Southcentre Mall.

Fish Creek Park borders the community to the south, and provides a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.

The Lake Bonavista Community Association (not to be confused with the homeowners association which maintains the lake) owns a community centre within the district. The community centre includes two ice rinks, a gym, and a variety of multipurpose rooms.

There is also a City of Calgary ice rink, Frank McCool Arena, within the community.

The area was originally flat treeless prairie with no distinctive natural features. In order to make the area more attractive Lake Bonavista, a 52-acre (210,000 m2) man made lake, was constructed in 1968, with a portion of the earth excavated from the lake used to construct a 65-foot (20 m) hill with a waterfall adjacent to the lake. The lake and adjacent park provide a variety of year round recreational opportunities for residents, including fishing, swimming, boating, tennis, skating, and tobogganing. The Lake Bonavista Home Owners Association, membership in which is mandatory for homeowners in the area, provides the upkeep of the lake and park.

The neighbourhood also contains a second manmade lake, Lake Bonaventure. This 35-acre (140,000 m2) lake is only accessible by houses built directly around the lake itself. Homeowners with access to Lake Bonaventure must pay their share of the upkeep on both Lake Bonavista and Lake Bonaventure.

Bonavista Downs residents share many of the amenities with Lake Bonavista, but they do not have access to the lakes and do not need to pay for their upkeep.

Lake Bonavista is home to the following schools:

  • Lake Bonavista, Public Elementary
  • Andrew Sibbald, Public Elementary
  • Sam Livingston, Public Elementary
  • Nickle, Public Junior High
  • St. Boniface, Catholic Elementary
  • St. Bonaventure, Catholic Junior High

Community overview from Wikipedia.

lake-bonavista Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
VP to SG 440
29 Queensland
35 Bonavista/Canyon Meadows
44 Deer Ridge / Avenida
79 Acadia/Oakridge
80 Oakridge/Acadia
81 Macleod Trail
762 Scarlett/Bonavista

Lake Bonavista Closest LRTs

Canyon Meadows CTrain Station 0.81 km
Anderson CTrain Station 1.27 km
Fish Creek - Lacombe CTrain Station 1.52 km
Southland CTrain Station 1.87 km
Shawnessy CTrain Station 2.27 km

Lake Bonavista Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     2$1400$1595$1497
Basements     1$1100$1100$1100
Condos     8$1200$2000$1521
Houses     1$2300$2300$2300
Main Floors     1$1850$1850$1850
Shared     2$550$700$625
Total Rentals     15$550$2300$1444

Lake Bonavista Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Studio Nine School Of Music
755 Lake Bonavista Drive Southeast, Calgary
0.49 km
Vivace Music
560 Lake Newell Crescent Southeast, Calgary
1.00 km
Discovery Music Ltd
1215 Lake Sylvan Drive Southeast, Calgary
1.41 km
Dyment Vocal Arts
234 Diamond Court Southeast, Calgary
2.35 km
UCMAS Abacus & Mental Math School
11625 Elbow Drive Southwest Unit # 217, Calgary
2.43 km
Chinook Driving Academy
205-11625 Elbow Drive Southwest, Calgary
2.45 km
BrightPath Southwood
10807 Elbow Drive Southwest, Calgary
2.79 km
Renert Math Centre
9630 Macleod Trail, Calgary
3.02 km
V.I.K. Academy
15426 Bannister Road Southeast, Calgary
3.09 km
Baby Sign Language Classes - My Smart Hands Calgary
Bonaventure Dr SE & 90 Ave SE, Calgary
3.56 km
Mr Rayz Music For Kidz
16 5Y1, 14736 Deerfield Drive Southeast, Calgary
3.73 km
Speech Therapists of Calgary - Home Service
160 Quarry Park Boulevard Suite 300, Calgary
3.90 km
Bishop Grandin High School
111 Haddon Road Southwest, Calgary
4.15 km
Harmony Music School - South
11420 27 Street Southeast, Calgary
4.20 km
Harmony Music School
11420 27 Street Southeast, Calgary
4.21 km
Little Steps Preschool and Before & After School Care
19 Rivervalley Drive Southeast, Calgary
4.29 km
Music by Rosanna
250 Shawville Boulevard Southeast 132 #136, Calgary
4.37 km
Calgary Mindfulness
132-250 Shawville Boulevard Southeast #136, Calgary
4.37 km
Calgary Voice / Piano Lessons by Rosanna D'Agnillo
136-250 Shawville Boulevard Southeast, Calgary
4.62 km
Keyboard Academy of Music
8411 Elbow Drive Southwest, Calgary
4.67 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Lake Bonavista Distance to Local Landmarks

Alberta Children's Hospital 15.27 km
Alberta College of Arts and Design (ACAD) 13.94 km
Ambrose University College 14.77 km
Bow Valley College 11.73 km
Calgary Airport 21.28 km
Calgary Zoo 11.47 km
Chinook Centre Mall 6.35 km
City Hall 11.53 km
Cross Iron Mills 38.30 km
Deerfoot Mall 18.57 km
Devry Institute of Tech 12.54 km
Downtown Calgary 12.24 km
Foothills Hospital 14.79 km
Market Mall 17.39 km
Mount Royal University 9.43 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 15.98 km
Rocky Mountain College 17.37 km
Rockyview Hospital 6.25 km
SAIT 13.88 km
South Health Campus 9.75 km
Southcentre Mall 1.32 km
Sunridge Mall 15.45 km
University of Calgary 16.11 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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