Garrison Woods Community Information

Garrison Woods was originally established as a Calgary community in 1998 and was built in an area well-known for its amenities and resources, superb quality of life, and opportunity in the city’s temperate climate. The vast majority of developments within the borders of the neighborhood was completed in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Now Garrison Woods boasts a small collection of some 1,600 townhouses, single-family detached homes, apartment buildings, and semi-detached homes. The neighborhood is pedestrian-oriented featuring several green spaces and parks within close proximity as well as being only a 7-minute distance away from downtown Calgary. The neighborhood of Garrison Woods was built on land formerly occupied by the Canadian military and it’s this military theme that acts as the thread that ties the community together – in its architecture, street names and design, and park monuments.

Public school students in Garrison Woods attend Altadore Elementary, Mount Royal Junior High, and Central Memorial Senior High School. Meanwhile Catholic school students of the area are designated to attend the nearby St. James Elementary and Junior High, as well as Bishop Carroll Senior High School. In addition, there are a handful of private schools located in the surrounding area – particularly in the neighbouring community of Altadore.

Garrison Woods is set up near a population of Calgary-based businesses, shopping opportunities, coffee shops, and restaurants. Every resident lives within a 5-minute walk of a bus stop, a 2-minute walk of a park, and has a wide range of amenities available to them. Along 33rd Avenue, numerous small businesses such as restaurants and coffee shops are found. The trendy 17th Avenue is also found only a short distance north. Calgary’s pathway system is easily accessible in Garrison Woods and these pathways remain highly popular with residents who walk, hike, run, and cycle amidst them on a day-to-day basis. The Glenmore Reservoir is also found within only a short distance and provides yet another amenity by which a family can serve to explore.

Calgary Transit offers several stops with regular pick-ups along the Crowchild Trail to take residents to wherever they may need to go in the City of Calgary.