The good life by the lakeside

Life at the water’s edge may not be the defining Calgary experience. But for thousands of Calgary homeowners, life by the lakeside was a key reason they chose to buy in one of the city’s many man-made lake communities. Here’s a look at each of the Calgary neighbourhoods with a blue jewel of H2O at […]

Calgary’s public lake

Sikome Aquatic Facility buoyed by upgrades While Alberta is landlocked, and most of Calgary’s manmade lakes are private, Calgarians still like to spend a warm, summer day at the beach every now and then. Thankfully, there’s still one public body of water within the city where people can go for a swim or throw down […]

Breaking new ground

The fascinating history of Calgary’s first lake community On a cold February day in 1968, a fleet of heavy equipment began stripping the prairie grass from a tract of land in southeast Calgary for a new community. But any spectators to the activity might have been surprised when the machines started excavating deep into the […]

A lake of their own

Family on a “mini-vacation every day” at their new Auburn Bay home The moment Jennifer and Justin Humphries drove through the entrance gates into Auburn Bay, one of Calgary’s newest lake communities, they were sold on the lake lifestyle. That was five years ago in 2012, when the couple was living in McKenzie Towne and […]

Making a splash

Calgary’s new lake communities experience tremendous growth Evan Spencer enjoys the benefits of lake community living every day. Not only does his young family – which includes his wife Anna and their two kids, Sarah and Micah – take advantage of all the recreation opportunities around Mahogany’s lake, the 34-year-old doesn’t need to step outside […]

30 Years of HOPE

CREB®’s Charitable Foundation celebrates 30th anniversary Most will gift pearls to celebrate their 30-year anniversary, but CREB®’s Charitable Foundation is going the more practical route with a gift of $300,000 to support local non-profits through its Investing in HOPE program. Since 1987, the Charitable Foundation has contributed more than $6 million to more than 150 […]

First of their kind

Mix of young and old call Calgary’s established lake communities home When D’Arcy Duquette and his family moved to Calgary from Montreal, a lake in their new community was a must-have for his son and daughter. “I moved them from a home where we had a big in-ground pool in the backyard and were surrounded […]

It’s always sunny

Mature community of Sundance holds lasting appeal for new and longtime residents It’s early morning and the sun has just crested the horizon, casting a trail of sparkling rays across the still water. The shimmering lake ripples as a brook trout breaks the surface momentarily, before plunging back down into the depths. High in the […]

Lake living

Lake communities merge city and cottage life for an experience you can’t get anywhere else in Calgary Greg Macdonald is a self-described “fishing fool.” “I’m either fishing, or thinking about fishing,” he said, laughing. This love of fishing is one of the reasons Macdonald and his wife are buying back in to the community of […]

Life on the water

Reservoir-community residents feel nurtured by nature For most homeowners, the idea of stepping outside and being immersed in nature with peaceful walking trails, busy beavers and stunning sunsets is the stuff of dreams. For residents of communities around the Glenmore Reservoir, however, it’s just another day in paradise. Perched on the Elbow River, the Glenmore […]