Riverside, Calgary is a residential, inner-city community located immediately northeast of downtown Calgary. Riverside, which is also known as
Bridgeland, offers gorgeous views of the Bow River Valley and southeast Calgary. It is a desirable community in which to live because it is just minutes
away from the downtown area, Nose Hill Park, the Calgary Zoo, and Prince’s Island Park. The neighborhood has a population of around 5,251 residents.
Riverside, Calgary was annexed by the city in 1910. It is primarily a residential area, but it is also home to many restaurants, retail shops, offices,
financial services, schools, and churches. Unique attractions that are accessible in Riverside include the TELUS World of Science – Calgary and the city’s
largest recreational pathway system, the Bow River pathway.
Riverside, Calgary is bounded by Bow River to the south, Deerfoot Trail to the east, Edmonton Trail to the west, and the community of Renfrew to the
north. Riverside borders the confluence of the Bow River and Elbow River. On the eastern edge of Riverside is Tom Campbell’s Hill Park, which overlooks
the downtown area, Bow River, and northeastern Calgary. St. Patrick’s Island and St. George’s Island, the latter which is home to the Calgary Zoo, are
located in southern Riverside.
Riverside, Calgary boasts a mix of single family homes and upscale condominiums and townhomes. There are also many character homes in the
neighborhood that date back to the first half of the 20th century, but many of them have been renovated since then. Homes in Riverside are
conveniently located just walking distance away from the downtown area. The neighborhood is particularly popular with young couples and professionals
looking for starter homes in the inner city.
Riverside, Calgary has undergone a great deal of growth in recent years. There has been significant residential and commercial development in the
area, which also boasts plenty of green space and parks. Furthermore, Riverside is home to hip cafes, bakeries, restaurants, shops, and murals that
give it character. The small concentration of Italian bakeries, restaurants, and grocery stores along 1st Avenue NE is sometimes referred to as “Little
Riverside is served by Delta West Academy, St. Angela School, Langevin School, and Christine Meikle School, as well as several schools in adjoining
communities. The LRT system can be accessed via nearby Bridgeland/Memorial Station.
Parks and Recreation
Riverside, Calgary is located near the Bow River and Nose Creek pathways, which connect to various parts of the city. Other recreational amenities in
close proximity to Riverside include Renfrew Park, which has an indoor pool and arena; the Calgary Zoo; golf courses; and hiking trails.