Cougar Ridge Community Description

Cougar Ridge was first established as a Calgary community in 2001 after having seen several developments occur throughout the previous decade. Accessible at the western edge of the city between the Paskapoo Slopes and Canada Olympic Park to the north, 69th Street to the east, 101st Street to the west, and Old Banff Coach Road to the south, Cougar Ridge now maintains a population of nearly 6,000 residents. The neighbourhood’s median annual household income is $100,000 and the 2,000 dwellings spread throughout the area are highly desired among Calgary’s elite. Within Cougar Ridge is the opportunity to explore the exquisite green spaces and to gain privacy that one cannot access deeper into Calgary’s city grid. This reason, among others, is what has many new residents looking to Cougar Ridge for properties.

Public school students of the neighborhood attend Wildwood Elementary, Vincent Massey Junior High, and Ernest Manning Senior High School. Meanwhile, Cougar Ridge’s Catholic school students attend the St. Joan of Arc Elementary and Junior High, St. Michael Junior High, and Bishop Carroll or St. Mary’s Senior High School. These schools are all located within a relative short distance to Cougar Ridge, meaning no long bus trips required for students.

As one of Calgary’s newer neighbourhoods, Cougar Ridge is standardly a common area for companies as well as the City to consider for new developments. This is evident in the recent opening of Calgary French and International School’s $12 million dollar facility. In addition, right in Cougar Ridge’s backyard, the 1988 Winter Olympics ski jumping course is still visible.

Nature and privacy are a theme in Cougar Ridge – understandably – with the Rocky Mountains being only a 45-minute drive away at any time. The neighborhood is strategically placed a few minutes’ drive away from amenities such as the West Market, Strathcona Square, and Mount Royal University. The City of Calgary has also invested in a brand new LRT C-Train station nearby as it continues to undergo planning and construction.

In the meantime, Calgary Transit has several stops along Cougar Ridge Drive SW and Old Banff Coach Road to assist residents in making their way out to other areas of Calgary. The West LRT also provides a fast commute to the downtown center within minutes.

In addition to these amenities, Cougar Ridge also has a 45-acre park, a preserved wetlands area, and 25-kilometres of biking trails throughout the Canada Olympic Park that one can take to explore some of Calgary’s most exquisite trails. Its seclusion and its rural, residential feel as well as its easy access to Calgary make Cougar Ridge a desirable place for many.