Rideau Park, Calgary is an inner-city neighborhood located in the southwest quadrant of the city. Rideau Park is a highly desirable neighborhood and
one of the finest communities in Calgary’s inner city. Rideau Park was established in 1911 and features many historic properties that date back to the
first half of the century. The neighborhood has long been a destination for Calgary’s wealthiest citizens.
Rideau Park features hilly, secluded terrain and is bordered on three sides by the Elbow River, so it’s scenic and quiet. Since 1967, Rideau Park joined
with the neighboring community of Roxboro to become one community. Rideau Park is home to approximately 650 people, while Roxboro is home to
around 413 people.
In Rideau Park’s early days, a physician and developer named Dr. Neville James Lindsay built a large sandstone mansion on an escarpment on the east
banks of the Elbow River. Due to financial problems, only the foundation and main floor of the mansion were ever constructed. If you visit the area
today, you’ll find remnants of the sandstone mansion. The area where the foundation of the mansion remains offers gorgeous views of the city and the
Rideau Park, Calgary is located just two kilometres south of the downtown area. It is bounded to the north, east, and west by the Elbow River and to the
south by 33nd Avenue S. west. Rideau Park’s residents can easily get to other parts of the city because of the neighborhood’s proximity to the major
arterial routes of 4th Street and Macleod Trail, as well as the city’s extensive pathway system.
Rideau Park, Calgary has 132 single family homes and 245 condos/townhomes. Many of the homes date back to the early 1900’s, but are still in
excellent condition. The prices of homes in Rideau Park start at just under $1 million and reach up to $3.8 million. Condos and townhomes cost
anywhere from the mid-$200,000’s to $1.5 million. Rideau Park has a home ownership rate of around 87%.
Rideau Park, Calgary is served by Rideau Park Elementary & Junior High, which is a public school. Since the downtown area is just two kilometres south of
the neighborhood, residents have easy access to the city’s best amenities. Nearby 4th Street, which is called Calgary’s Restaurant Row, is renowned for
its restaurants and bars.
Parks and Recreation
Rideau Park, Calgary is close to many recreational venues. The area’s community association manages tennis courts in Mount Royal and Elbow Park.
Public outdoor pools can be found at Stanley Park and across the Elbow River off of Elbow Drive. The private Glencoe Club, a sports and social club
featuring an outdoor pool, indoor pool, golf practice range, bowling facility, and much more, is also nearby. In addition, the Elbow River pathways are
accessible from Rideau Park.