On the gentle western slope of Airdrie lies the unique community of Canals Landing, a neighbourhood built on the tradition of the western prairies. Developers have adeptly married modern construction with century old charm while preserving natural prairie parkland and habitat. It is situated west of 8 St SW, north of Bayside Blvd, south of 1 Ave NW and east of the community of Sagewood. At the heart of the community are six km of canals flanked by bulrushes, crossed by wooden footbridges and completely useable each season by water craft or ice skates. There are eight km of paved walking trails that meander through the community, connecting neighbourhoods on the west side of the city.
Home prices in Canals Landing begin at $320,000 for semi-detached homes, mid $400s for detached single family homes, with estate-sized homes starting in the mid $600s. Lot sizes can be as wide as 79 feet with water-front properties available. The 2,800 residents who call Canal Landings home enjoy wide open blue skies and peaceful green spaces yet downtown Calgary is less than half an hour south with a charter commuter bus service available to shuttle commuters back and forth at peak hours.
Canals Landing offers families a lifestyle that is less hectic yet the everyday necessities and big city amenities are close by at Yankee Valley Blvd. Cross Iron Mills is 10 minutes south at Balzac and the Calgary International Airport is an easy 15-minute drive. Golfers will enjoy nearby Woodside Golf Club, with recreation at the full equipped Genesis Place, just a five minute drive east. Schools in Canals Landing include Ralph McCall Elementary, the new St. Martin de Porres Catholic School for students in Grades 9-12 and further out, Bert Church and George McDougall High Schools for students in Grades 9-12.