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11 Lake Sylvan Close Se
Bonavista Downs, Calgary, Alberta
- 4 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 975 Square FT
Bonavista Downs is popular with families - thanks to its quiet setting and its location between two lakes. It was the first Canadian community to be built around an artificial lake.
The community is bounded by the neighbourhoods of Queensland Downs to the east, Maple Ridge to the north, and Lake Bonavista to the west. Community association boundaries are Anderson Road to the north, Bow Bottom Trail to the east and south, and Lake Ontario Road to the west.
With easy access to the city via Deerfoot Trail, Anderson Road, and MacLeod Trail, this is an ideal neighbourhood for those needing easy and quick access to Downtown Calgary and the airport. Residents are also a stone’s throw away from Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Another factor that makes Bonavista Downs appealing is the range of housing prices that are available in this community. There is a home for everyone!
Bonavista Downs REALTOR® Tour of the Neighbourhood
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Amenities in Bonavista Downs — Live, Work, & Play
Bonavista Downs is located close to a lake. However, while residents of Bonavista Downs share many amenities with the residents of Lake Bonavista, the lake is not accessible to the residents of Bonavista Downs.
Lake Sikome is the second lake in the neighbourhood with a clean beach, blue waters, and a fantastic spot to swim in the summer.
Maple Ridge Golf Course is a mature golf course just off Deerfoot Trail and about 2.5 km from the center of Bonavista Downs. The course offers a variety of terrain, consistent greens, and challenging holes.
Other nearby golf courses worth mentioning include Eaglequest Douglasdale Golf, Willow Park Golf & Country Club, and Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club.
Next door to the Bayview community, Glenmore Park is a vast open space featuring tennis courts, a playground, and the Glenmore Sailing Club.
The Glenmore Reservoir is one of the biggest attractions. There is a lot of activity here like fishing, rowing, sailing, and canoeing from the beginning of May to the end of October. Cycling, running, and walking trails are open all year round.
Weaselhead Flats hiking trail forms a natural delta of 600 acres of spruce forest teeming with wildlife and offering fantastic hiking trails.
Dog owners will be happy to know Bonavista Downs has its own off-leash area.
The Queensland & Diamond Cove Off-Leash Area is another nearby area to get your dogs off their leash and give them a chance through run-around.
The Lake Ontario Rd SE Park is a five-minute walk away and has a playground, sports field, tennis court, basketball court
If you are willing to drive a bit for some fresh air and lots of activity, Fish Creek Provincial Park is just a seven-minute drive away (approximately 5 km away). This is an expansive urban provincial park preserving the valley of Fish Creek, featuring miles and miles of biking and hiking trails, lots of wildlife, and even an artificial lake.
Southcentre Mall is one of the large shopping malls in Calgary and contains almost 200 stores, dining, takeouts, and other services. The mall is situated just 2.5 km west of the neighbourhood.
JoyLife Fitness on Lake Sylvan Drive SE is the closest fitness center and offers you a place to get your life on track through exercise and nutrition.
CORE Spin Club on Lake Bonavista Drive SE offers you a fantastic opportunity to come together with neighbouring communities to spin your way back to health.
General feel and vibe — What's it like living in Bonavista Downs?
This is a fantastic neighbourhood for young families. You will find a beautiful home that fits your budget and other requirements. With many outdoor activities organized through the year, hiking trails, a lake that offers swimming in the summer – you will always have something to do here. Best of all, the community's people are friendly and helpful and make you feel at ease.
Avenue Magazine Rankings
Calgary’s Avenue Magazine Rankings of 185 Calgary neighbourhoods ranked Bonavista Downs the 167th best neighbourhood.
- Overall rank for best neighbourhoods 2020: 167
- Restaurant access points: 21
- Public recreation facility access points: 44
- Parks and green space points: 6
- Pathway points: 5
- WalkScore: 22
Interesting Facts about Bonavista Downs
Schools In or Near Bonavista Downs
Families residing in Bonavista Downs send their children to public, private, and catholic schools in and around the community. There are numerous kindergarten and elementary schools that welcome the community’s children and some excellent middle and high schools.
- Lake Bonavista School (Kindergarten and Elementary)
- Andrew Sibbald School (Kindergarten and Elementary)
- Maple Ridge School (Kindergarten and Elementary)
- Sam Livingston School (Kindergarten and Elementary)
- R.T. Alderman School (Elementary, Middle, and High)
- Nickle School (Elementary, Middle, and High)
- Willow Park School (Elementary, Middle, and High)
- Ecole de la Source (Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High, and Prekindergarten)
- St. Boniface School
- St. Bonaventure School
- Ecole Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix
- St. Cecilia School
- St. Benedict School
- Bishop Grandin High School
- Third Academy Calgary – South
- Akiva Academy
According to the 2016 Census of Canada published in 2019, there are a little less than 1,000 people living in Bonavista Downs.
About 70% of Bonavista Downs’ population falls in the age bracket 15-64 years. A little over 15% fall in the 0-14 years’ category. Over 30% of the population are couple families with children at home.
Over 90% of the population speak English at home, while less than 5% speak Cantonese, German, French, and other languages. Almost 90% of the population is made up of non-immigrants.
The land on which Bonavista Downs stands was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1961, but it wasn’t until 1973 that it began to be developed. Today, many of the homes reflect the vibrant era of the ‘70s in their architecture.
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FAQs about Bonavista Downs Real Estate and Neighborhood
What amenities are nearby?
Bonavista Downs is well-connected to the rest of the city, including the downtown area. Residents will find several dining and shopping opportunities along Macleod Trail. As for recreation amenities, recreational facilities of a range of activities from skating rinks to tennis and basketball courts. Bonavista Downs’ residents have access to three baseball diamonds as well. The community association hosts a variety of social gatherings throughout the year.
Will I feel safe here? What is the crime like in the neighbourhood?
Bonavista is a safe community. The significant crimes are vehicle-related thefts and vandalism. Otherwise, the residents believe they feel safe in this neighbourhood.
The nearest police facility is District 6 Office (Fairview) which is less than 5 km away. The neighbourhood’s fire station is Fire Station 19 on Parkland Bv SE, less than 2 km away.
What’s the closest hospital to Bonavista Downs?
Rockyview General Hospital is the closest hospital to the neighbourhood. It is a fully functional hospital with a wide range of outpatient care, including critical care and emergency care. The hospital treats over 200,000 patients every year.
Will the kids have access to extracurricular activities?
Yes, Bonavista Downs’ association and neighbouring associations hold extracurricular activities for kids throughout the year. Some of the programs include leadership programs, summer camps, and before and after school clubs.
Where can I find a library in or around Bonavista Downs?
Fish Creek Library is the closest library to Bonavista Downs. It is about 1.2 km from the community on Bonaventure Drive SE. This is a unique library designed to resemble the Rocky Mountains. The library contains three floors of books to dive into. The library is open on all weekdays from 9 AM to 9 PM, except Friday when it is open till 6 PM. It is also available on weekends (Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM).