Greenbriar, Calgary is a residential neighborhood located in the northwest quadrant of the city. This community is made up of both single family
detached homes and mobile homes, and nearly 11% of the housing in the community is occupied by renters. Greenbriar is bounded by the Trans-
Canada Highway to the south, the Bow River to the north, Stoney Trail to the west, and the community of Bowness to the east. It is a small
neighborhood with a population of around 983 people, together with Greenwood.
Greenbriar, Calgary’s residents have a median household income of $43,539, while Calgary’s residents as a whole have a median household income of
$67,238. Approximately 28.5% of the residents of Greenbriar are from low income households. Greenbriar is popular area for families with modest
household incomes because of its affordable real estate and convenient location. Greenbriar is conveniently located near major arterial routes, like
Stoney Trail and Greenbriar, so it offers easy access to other parts of the city, as well as the Rockies.
Since the early 1980s, maps of the Greenbriar, Calgary area have shown proposed streets north of the Trans-Canada Highway and south of the mobile
home park in Greenwood. At the time of writing, the construction of these streets has yet to occur.
Parks and Recreation
Greenbriar, Calgary is served by the Bowness Community Association, which also serves the communities of Bowness and Greenwood. The Bowness
Community Association offers a number of activities, including Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, figure skating, hockey, and satellite bingo. Special events that
the Bowness Community Association organizes each year include the Bowness Stampede Stomp, which features a parade and Stampede Breakfast. The
community hall in Bowness features meeting rooms, playing fields, and indoor/outdoor rinks.
There are several public and separate schools in the Greenbriar area, including Taradale Elementary, Father Scollen Junior High, and Jack James High
Schools. Greenbriar, Calgary is also close to Bowness Park, which is popular for picnics and paddling in the summertime and skating in the winter.
Bowness Park has an abundance of green space, trees, and shallow lagoons.
Another park near Greenbriar, Calgary is Shouldice Park, which has baseball diamonds and a batting cage. Additional recreational amenities in proximity
to Greenbriar include the Canada Olympic Park, which features a ski jump, bobsled, and ski and snowboard hill; the Canada Olympic Hall of Fame;
Edworthy Park; and Bowmont Park. The city’s pathway system and Bow River are also close by. The Bow River features a recreational pathway system and
is popular for boating and fishing.