Sharing a close-knit community vibe with the adjacent neighbourhoods, Altadore was named one of Calgary’s best communities in 2010 by Avenue Calgary, for the close proximity to Marda Loop Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) and River Park, one of Calgary’s most popular parks located along the Elbow River. Altadore has also been known as River Park and Garrison Woods.
Altadore is bordered by Crowchild Trail stretching from 34th Avenue SW to 50th Avenue SW and includes River Park & Sandy Beach Park.
There are several highly ranking schools, including Lycee Louis Pasteur and Master’s Academy, both located in Garrison Woods The area has no shortage of parks & recreation, highlighted by The Glenmore Athletic Park, where residents have access to ball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts, indoor skating rink & pool, and an outdoor running track..
If you’re an outdoor fan and a dog owner, check out our section on one of Calgary’s largest inner city parks below.
SHOP & DINE
Marda Loop showcases top coffee shops, laid-back pubs and specialty restaurants. There’s also access to grocery stores like Safeway & Blush Lane Organic. The area’s vibrant culture really spreads its wings every August with Marda Gras, a New Orleans-themed festival that draws 35,000 Calgarians annually.
Both areas are excellent spots for dog-walking, picnic lunches and a leisurely weekend laze along the serene Elbow River pathway.