Dover, Calgary is a residential neighborhood located in southeast quadrant of the city. The area was annexed by the city of Calgary in 1961 and
established as a neighborhood in 1971. Dover was named after Mary Dover, a historic alderman, environmentalist, and the daughter of A.E. Cross, one
of Calgaryís most successful businessmen in the cityís early days.
Dover, Calgary is a popular place to live because of its proximity to major transportation routes, the Bow River Valley, schools, and industrial parks with
job opportunities. The neighborhood has a population of around 10,500 people, and nearly 70% of them are homeowners.
Dover is bounded by 26th Ave S to the north, Peigan Trail to the south, 24th Street and Deerfoot Trail to the west, and 36th Street E to the east. The
communities of West Dover and Dover Glen are located on the west side of Dover. Dover is close to 17th Avenue, which features various shops and
restaurants. In addition, nearby 36th Street N offers excellent dining, shopping, and entertainment. The LRT system, which connects residents to other
parts of the city, can also be accessed from Dover.
The homes in Dover offer spectacular views of both the Rocky Mountains and city. There are a variety of homes in the neighborhood, including modern
apartments, townhomes, condominiums, and single family homes.
Parks and Recreation
Nearby Bow River Valley and its extensive pathway system offer a myriad of recreational opportunities for residents of Dover, Calgary. Golfers can hone
their golfing skills at the Inglewood Golf Course, which borders the community of Dover in the west. The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, a migratory bird
sanctuary, is also located to the west of Dover. Additionally, there are a number of parks and tot lots scattered throughout the area. Doverís community
association recently developed a large park that features volleyball courts, a water fountain, a pathway, and benches. They also plan to develop a
baseball diamond and soccer field in the community.
Doverís community association organizes a variety of activities for residents of all ages. Adults can hang out in the community centreís pub, which
features pool tables, darts, and shuffleboard. Crib nights, game nights, and dance lessons are also popular with adults in the area. For children, there
are programs like indoor and outdoor soccer, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, t-ball, and hockey.
Hockey is offered at a nearby indoor ice arena, while skating takes place at the communityís outdoor rink. Special events that Doverís community
association organizes on an annual basis include a Halloween Party, Easter Party, and Breakfast Party. Dover Days, which is held on the first weekend of
June, is a yearly parade that features games, a carnival, floats, and more.