Banff Trail Community Background
Banff Trail is a residential neighborhood in the north-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located north-east of the intersection of Crowchild Trail and Trans-Canada Highway, east of McMahon Stadium and the University of Calgary. The Banff Trail station of the C-train LRT system serves the community, which contains a large motel village in the south-west corner. It is named for the town of Banff, which in turn takes its name from Banffshire, Scotland. The adjoining Highway 1 connects the city of Calgary to Banff and Banff National Park. The community has an Area redevelopment plan in place.
Banff Trail Community Association
2115-20 Ave. NW
Calgary, AB T2M 1J1
Banff Trail is home to one of the city’s oldest community associations, which has been in existence since the 1950s. During this time the community association has initiated a number of programs and remains very active today. Many Calgarians enjoy the use of the two volunteer-run skating rinks for hockey and shinny games in the winter as well as the baseball diamond in the summer. Monday Evening Music Jams, Cribbage Afternoons and Ladies Auxiliary are popular activities hosted at the community hall for community members.
In 2010, the community association spearheaded the creation of a Community Garden attracting the involvement of a wide variety of community members. Each year the community also hosts a popular Stampede Event as well as several pancake breakfasts. The community association also makes an effort to connect the various groups within Banff Trail. An example of a successful collaboration between Branton Junior High students and seniors was the compilation of a memory book that details the resident’s memories of growing up in Banff Trail. This book was bound and is available for purchase through the community association.
Banff Trail Community Newsletter
Your Banff Trail is the official Banff Trail Community Association Newsletter. Your Banff Trail is a free glossy covered magazine style newsletter published monthly (12 times per year), and delivered to every household, apartment and business in Banff Trail. Consisting of community news, event notifications, philanthropic initiatives, real estate statistics, and babysitter lists, Your Banff Trail community newsletter has strong and consistent readership and advertising visibility.
- Magazine Style Publications
- Glossy Full Color Covers
- Circulation: 2,100 Households
- 12 Publications per Year
- Community Calendar
- News, Events & Photos
- Community Programs
- Sports Registrations
- Church Announcements
- School Announcements
- Real Estate Updates
- Community Babysitter List
Banff Trail Community Social Media Updates
Banff Trail Community Elected Officials
Banff Trail is represented in the Calgary City Council by Ward 7 Banff Trail is also a part of the Calgary Varsity Provincial Electoral District.
Banff Trail Community Real Estate Statistics
Banff Trail Active Listings
Banff Trail Community Demographics
In the City of Calgary’s 2012 municipal census, Banff Trail had a population of 3,837 living in 1,950 dwellings, a 7.1% increase from its 2011 population of 3,582. With a land area of 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,560/km2 (6,630/sq mi) in 2012.
Residents in this community had a median household income of $49,996 in 2000, and there were 25.8% low income residents living in the neighborhood. As of 2000, 15.3% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 35.8% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 46.4% of the housing was used for renting. For more detailed info visit the City of Calgary community profiles site.
Banff Trail Community Babysitters
Banff Trail Community Map – Northwest Calgary
Banff Trail Schools
Banff Trail is home to the following schools.
|Banff Trail School (Bilingual)||(403) 777-6120||3232 Cochrane Road NW|
|Branton Junior High School||(403) 777-7440||2103 20 Street NW|
|William Aberhart High School||(403) 289-2551||3009 Morley Trail NW|
Banff Trail Churches
The following churches are located in Banff Trail.
|St. David's United Church||(403) 284-2276||3303 Capitol Hill Cres NW|
|St. Pius X Church||(403) 244-2741||2424 24 Avenue NW|