Shaganappi, Calgary is a residential community located in the southwest quadrant of the city. The name Shaganappi is of Cree origin and means, “raw
hide.” Its use dates back to 1870, when the Cree people used to gather in the area. The land where Shaganappi is located was annexed by the city in
1910, but the neighborhood itself wasn’t established until 1949. Shaganappi has a population of 1,657.
Shaganappi, Calgary is located between 17th Avenue SW and the Bow River. It sits west of the community of Scarboro, on a bluff that overlooks the Bow
River Valley. Shaganappi is conveniently located near the downtown area, which can be accessed via Bow Trail.
Shaganappi, Calgary is a beautifully landscaped neighborhood with 450 homes. It has the distinction of being the first neighborhood in the city where
trees were planted and tended to by a horticulturalist. Prices for real estate in Shaganappi range from just under $400,000 to $750,000. The
neighborhood is made up of mostly single family detached homes, but there are also some condos in the area, with prices starting at just under
Shaganappi, Calgary is served by Alex Ferguson Elementary, which is a public school. There’s also a school for children with special needs in the area
that is called the Salvation Army Children’s Village School. Shaganappi is centrally located, so the downtown area and its array of shopping and
entertainment options are only minutes away. To watch movies, Shaganappi residents can head to Westhills, which has a multiplex cinema.
Parks and Recreation
Shaganappi, Calgary is home to a playground, volleyball court, ice rink, tennis courts, tobogganing hills, baseball diamond, community hall, and coulee.
The coulee is a natural area featuring a spring, dirt bridge, and variety of plants and wildlife. It was once used as a campsite by the Cree and Blackfoot
Just minutes away from Shaganappi, there are two golf courses. One golf course is located on the northern edge of the community, while the other is
located on the southern edge of the community. In addition, the Bow River recreational pathway system is easily accessible via Edworthy Park, which is
located at the northwest end of the community. Edworthy Park also features off-leash areas, a playground, a picnic area, a toboggan hill, and a
mountain bike trail.
Shaganappi is served by the Shaganappi Community Association, which organizes a variety of recreational activities for residents, such as karate classes
and arts and crafts programs. The association also puts together a variety of events in the community, such as an annual winter festival.