ABOUT ELBOW VALLEY
A COUNTRY RETREAT ON THE WEST EDGE OF CALGARY, CONSERVING AND RESPECTING NATURE
IT'S ONLY NATURAL TO CALL IT HOME
Twice recognized as Canada’s Community of the Year and four times as Calgary’s Community of the Year, Elbow Valley is a private, estate community, nestled within natural parkland and located only 20 minutes southwest of Calgary’s downtown core. Living here, you enjoy the beauty and serenity of a rural environment combined with the advantages of city standard services and easy access to all the amenities you could wish for.
Where Nature & City Meet
RESIDENTS CLUB & AMENITIES
Countless Recreational Opportunities
There’s always something to do at the Residents Club. You can spend the morning on the tennis/pickleball courts, followed by an afternoon at the beach, then finish off the day by heading to one of the fire pits to stargaze and enjoy the company of family and friends. Maybe you would prefer to shoot some hoops on the sports court or play Frisbee on our large grassy area, followed by heading over to our Boathouse to use the kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, or paddle boats while the kids use the lake slide or children’s play area. All are available for free use by residents.
Our Clubhouse is the community epicenter where residents and their guests are welcome to get together for book clubs, mom and tot groups, card games and other activities. It’s where our residents gather for many of the community’s varied program of special events, such as our annual Stampede Breakfast, Christmas parties, Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Picnic, Wine Club, Kid’s Movie Nights, and much much more.
It’s easy to stay active by participating in the many scheduled fitness and exercise classes held at the Clubhouse. Work out the kinks with a Yoga or Pilates class, or try something new like Kickboxing or Karate. There are a variety of times and classes to choose from, including outdoor activity lessons like tennis and sailing.
PATHWAYS, LAKES & NATURE
Connect With The Outdoors
In Elbow Valley, each day can be an adventure exploring everything the community has to offer. With three lakes to discover (one stocked for fishing) and over 20 kilometers of nature trails and paved multi-use trails literally out your door, it’s easy to want to stay close to home.
For those who love walking and exploring, the trail systems circle the lakes and meander throughout the community and into a variety of natural preserve areas on unpaved nature trails, providing easy access to serene beauty that feels far from civilization, but is only moments away from home. Incorporated throughout are play areas for children and benches to sit and relax and enjoy the scenery. Your furry family members will also enjoy the extensive on and off-leash areas.
More About Elbow Valley And Area
Springbank is the designated community for schools for Elbow Valley. With our unique proximity to a number of Calgary communities, however, there are also multiple private school options nearby.
The community association (Elbow Valley Residents Club i.e. ‘EVRC’) collects monthly fees to maintain and operate the community infrastructure and amenities and to provide essential services while protecting the natural integrity of Elbow Valley. Fees vary by property. To inquire about fees for a specific address, please submit a request through the Contact Us form.
With rural living, there can sometimes be a fear that common utilities may be harder to access. In Elbow Valley, our residents enjoy an incredible natural environment, along with the comforts of urban living such as access to water and ‘city standard’ waste and other important services.
Elbow Valley is governed by an elected, volunteer Board of Directors that provides fundamental guidance and has decision-making authority for the community. The directors are tasked with looking out for the best interests of Elbow Valley. Day to day management of the community is carried out by full-time operations and administrative managers, along with support staff where and when required.
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Building A Cohesive Community
Throughout the year, many special events take place in Elbow Valley for both the adults and the children in the community, as well as events the entire family can enjoy together. Events like our legendary Stampede Breakfast, wine club nights, car show, children’s movie nights, art shows, chili cookoff, Christmas parties, Easter egg hunt, guided nature walks, New Years fireworks display, and family beach party, are among the myriad of events programmed for the benefit of community members.
In addition to the special events, there are numerous classes offered to residents on a regular basis such as a variety of fitness classes, sports/recreation lessons, art classes, and more. To see the full spectrum of events and classes that are available, please visit the Activities & Events section of the website.
ELBOW VALLEY LOCATION
A Private Community West Of Calgary
A Detailed Map Of Our Community
ELBOW VALLEY PHILOSOPHY
What We Stand For
Over the years, developers and residents have worked hard to make this a community like no other. The Elbow River and Lott Creek have, over time, shaped the dynamic topography and nourished the native vegetation. Conservation of these waterways and associated landscapes remains the primary objective of the community. Water quality in the waterways has been safeguarded by careful erosion control during the construction period and by revegetation of natural grass, shrub and tree cover.
The forested woodlands are among the most prominent natural and visual amenities of the site. A mixture of Aspen, Spruce, and Willow trees blanket the slopes, providing shelter for the area’s diverse wildlife.
ELBOW VALLEY MISSION STATEMENT
Values We Believe In
Elbow Valley’s management operates in an efficient, effective and sustainable manner to provide beneficial services for our residents, to steward our lands and amenities and to promote a sense of neighbourhood.
Elbow Valley operates with integrity and accountability, recognizing and valuing a community managed in harmony with nature.
ELBOW VALLEY HISTORY
Where It All Began
Original owners in Elbow Valley, along with their builders, contributed $750 to the Communities Forever Fund. Hopewell, the community’s developer, contributed $1000 per home. Since there are 700 lots in Elbow Valley, approximately 1.2 million dollars were contributed to the Communities Forever Fund. These funds were used to build the amenities in Elbow Valley, such as the Clubhouse, boathouse and the Bishop Gray gazebo, as well as to purchase such things as picnic tables, boats and firepits.