Northwest Calgary consists of mostly higher end communities with rolling hills and plenty of walkout basements. This quadrant generally starts on the west side of Deerfoot trail although some communities such as Coventry, Harvest hills and parts of Huntington are in the northeast. From the south, the northwest starts on the north side of the Bow river and once you get around Bowness, the border becomes the TransCanada highway or 16th Ave NW.
Transportation options are good since Stoney Trail is now complete and there is a freeway crossing the northern part of the quadrant which connects to the Transcanada highway on one end and Deerfoot trail on the other. The C- train extends from the downtown core all the way to Tuscany. The area has all the usual amenities with numerous shopping centres with all the services you could want with Market mall being the largest and most popular mall in the area and Foothills hospital being the main medical facility. If you don’t drive or don’t live next to a C- train stations, you can always catch a bus and get anywhere in the city without too much trouble.
Nose Hill park provides a very large urban park right in the middle of the city where you can walk, bike, or run while observing all kinds of wildlife in a natural setting. In addition, each community within the northwest quadrant has many smaller parks and recreation areas, and since you are on the west side of the city, you are that much closer to Canmore, Banff, and all that the mountains have to offer.
Arbour Lake – Banff Trail – Beddington – Bowness – Brentwood – Briar Hill – Bridgeland – Cambrian Heights – Capitol Hill – Charleswood – Citadel – Collingwood – Country Hills – Coventry Hills – Crescent Heights – Dalhousie – Edgemont – Evanston – Greenview – Hamptons – Harvest Hills – Hawkwood – Hidden Valley – Highland Park – Highwood – Hillhurst – Huntington Hills – Kincora – Lynx Ridge – MacEwan Glen – Montgomery – Mount Pleasant – North Haven – Panorama Hills – Parkdale – Point Mckay – Ranchlands – Renfrew – Rocky Ridge – Rosedale – Rosemont – Royal Oak – Sage Hill – Sandstone – Scenic Acres – Sherwood – Silver Springs – St Andrews Heights – Sunnyside – Thorncliffe Tuscany – University Heights – Valley ridge – Varsity – Winston Heights/Mountainview