Palliser, Calgary is a residential neighborhood located in the southwest quadrant of the city. Palliser is a quiet area that features an abundance of parks
and green space. It is a relatively small community and is home to approximately 3,300 people. Until 1991, Palliser also encompassed the neighboring
community of Pump Hill.
Palliser was named after Captain John Palliser, the early explorer who was responsible for surveying vast amounts of land between the Great Lakes and
the Pacific in the mid-1800s. Palliser played a significant role in Alberta’s history. Many places in the area have been named after him, including the
Palliser Mountain Range near Banff and the Palliser Hotel in Calgary.
Palliser, Calgary is located about six kilometers south of the city centre. The neighborhood is bounded by Heritage Drive and Glenmore Reservoir to the
north, 19th Street W to the east, Southland Drive to the south, and 24th Street W to the west. Palliser is conveniently located near great schools,
shopping, and public transportation. Heritage Drive provides quick access to other parts of the city.
Palliser, Calgary features many luxurious single family homes. It is a small community with just under 500 homes, most of which were constructed in the
1960s. There are also 700 low-rise condo units and townhomes throughout the area. The homes in Palliser are much more affordable than homes in the
neighboring communities of Bayview and Pump Hill. The average sale price of homes in Palliser is around $474,000, while the average sale price of
condos in the area is $305,000.
Palliser, Calgary is served by Nellie McClung Elementary, John Ware Junior High, and St. Benedict Elementary. Nellie McClung Elementary has a GATE
(Gifted and Talented Education) program. For shopping, residents can head to nearby Glenmore Landing Shopping Centre.
Parks and Recreation
Palliser, Calgary is linked to the Glenmore Reservoir via a pathway system. Recreational opportunities at the reservoir include boating, fishing, and
hiking at the Weaselhead Flats. A popular attraction in the area is Heritage Park Historical Village, which is the largest living history museum in Canada.
Recreational facilities located near Palliser include the Southland Leisure Centre, which features fitness facilities and wave pools, the Canyon Meadows
Golf & Country Club, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation Golf Course. Tom Brook Athletic Park is located right within the neighborhood.