McKenzie Lake, Calgary

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McKenzie Lake
McKenzie Lake is located in Calgary
McKenzie Lake
McKenzie Lake
Location of McKenzie Lake in Calgary
Coordinates: 50°54′28″N 113°59′14″W / 50.90778°N 113.98722°W / 50.90778; -113.98722Coordinates: 50°54′28″N 113°59′14″W / 50.90778°N 113.98722°W / 50.90778; -113.98722
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SE
Ward 12
Established 1982 (Community)
  1997 (Neighbourhood)
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Shane Keating
 • Total 3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1,035 m (3,396 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 14,062
 • Average Income $87,291
Website McKenzie Lake Community Association

McKenzie Lake is a suburban neighbourhood in southeast Calgary, Alberta. The community was in development from the mid-1980s through to present. The area is bordered by Deerfoot Trail on the east, Stoney Trail on the south, Fish Creek Provincial Park on the west, and 130th Ave SE on the north. The community is most known for its private lake and island in the centre of the community. Multimillion-dollar homes can be seen alined both the ridge and the lake.


The original community of McKenzie was built in 1984 south of Stonegate. During the mid-1990s, when town of Midnapore was annexed into the city of Calgary proper, interest in city's deep south began to peak. McKenzie Lake developed as an expansion of the former McKenzie community after an artificial lake was produced in response to the popularity of similar amenities in communities such as Lake Bonavista.

The community was expanded again in 1997 when Legacy Ridge was developed in a belt of agriculture land that separated McKenzie from McKenzie Lake, thus unifying the two areas.


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, McKenzie Lake had a population of 14,050 living in 4,653 dwellings, a -0.1% increase from its 2011 population of 14,062.[2] With a land area of 5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,755/km2 (7,140/sq mi) in 2012.[2][3]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $97,291 in 2000, and there were 7.8% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[4] As of 2000, 14.2% of the residents were immigrants. Most buildings were single-family detached homes, and 6.3% of the housing was used for renting.[5]


This neighbourhood includes two public schools: McKenzie Lake Elementary School (K-4) and Mountain Park Middle School (5-9); and one separate school, Cardinal Newman School (K-9).

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  1. ^ "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 12 Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  5. ^ City of Calgary (2006). "McKenzie Lake Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-11. 

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