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 Apartment Rental Stats

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Lake Bonavista Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Nickle School | Calgary Board of Education
2500 Lake Bonavista Drive Southeast, Calgary
0.58 km
Wee Wonder Daycare, Preschool & Out of School Care
1401 Acadia Drive Southeast, Calgary
0.61 km
Sam Livingston School | Calgary Board of Education
12011 Bonaventure Drive Southeast, Calgary
0.71 km
Lake Bonavista School | Calgary Board of Education
1015 120 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
0.93 km
Andrew Sibbald School | Calgary Board of Education
1711 Lake Bonavista Drive Southeast, Calgary
1.14 km
Saint Bonaventure School
1710 Acadia Drive Southeast, Calgary
1.19 km
Société Prématernelle Alouette
809 Willingdon Boulevard Southeast, Calgary
1.24 km
Discovery Music Ltd (by appt. please call)
1215 Lake Sylvan Drive Southeast, Calgary
1.41 km
St. Philip Fine Arts School
13825 Parkside Drive Southeast, Calgary
1.87 km
Canyon Meadows School | Calgary Board of Education
395 Canterbury Drive Southwest, Calgary
1.90 km
Prince of Wales School | Calgary Board of Education
253 Parkland Way Southeast, Calgary
2.35 km
Horizon Leadership Academy
199 Queen Charlotte Way Southeast, Calgary
2.39 km
Maple Ridge School | Calgary Board of Education
10203 Maplemont Road Southeast, Calgary
2.39 km
UCMAS Abacus & Mental Math School
11625 Elbow Drive Southwest Unit # 217, Calgary
2.43 km
Mr Rayz Music For Kidz
117 Deer Ridge Lane Southeast, Calgary
2.51 km
Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School | Calgary Board of Education
220 Canterbury Drive Southwest, Calgary
2.55 km
Renert Math Centre
9630 Macleod Trail, Calgary
3.02 km
Reseau D'Adaptation Scolaire
360 94 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
3.11 km
Trinity Christian School
295 Midpark Way Southeast, Calgary
3.69 km
Our Lady of the Rockies High School
111 Haddon Road Southwest, Calgary
4.15 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Lake Bonavista Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Fish Creek Library
11161 Bonaventure Drive Southeast, Calgary
1.22 km
Little Free Library
1120 Canterbury Drive Southwest, Calgary
1.84 km
Library Planning Consultants
10816 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary
2.03 km
St. Basil's Hall / St. Mary's University Library
14590 Bannister Road Southeast, Calgary
2.35 km
Little Free Library
51 Canterbury Drive Southwest, Calgary
2.51 km
Little Free Library
9815 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
2.65 km
Little Free Library Charter # 22132
524 Canterbury Place Southwest, Calgary
2.67 km
Kendalls Book Garden
9528 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
2.92 km
Little Free Library
355 94 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
3.06 km
Little Free Library
228 Sackville Drive Southwest, Calgary
3.07 km
Little Free Library
Acadia Community Garden and Art Society, 332 94 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
3.11 km
Southwood Library
924 Southland Drive Southwest, Calgary
3.35 km
Little Free Library
35 90 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
3.47 km
Douglas Glen Manor Little Free Library
101 Douglas Glen Manor Southeast, Calgary
3.87 km
Quarry Park Library
108 Quarry Park Road, Calgary
3.99 km
Little Free Library Charter #73619
239 Bracewood Road Southwest, Calgary
4.06 km
Little Free Library
576 Deer Park Road Southeast, Calgary
4.25 km
Little Free Library
99 Riverside Close Southeast, Calgary
4.29 km
Library Supplies
101 Shawinigan Road Southwest, Calgary
4.44 km
Shawnessy Library
333 Shawville Boulevard Southeast, Calgary
4.92 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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