Springbank, Alberta

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Springbank is located in Alberta
Springbank
Springbank
Location of Springbank in Alberta

Coordinates: 51°4′4″N 114°20′54″W / 51.06778°N 114.34833°W / 51.06778; -114.34833

Springbank is a rural community in southern Alberta in Rocky View County. It is located immediately west of the City of Calgary, east of Highway 22, south of the Bow River and north of the rural community of Elbow Valley. Both the Trans-Canada Highway and Lower Springbank Road (north of Highway 8) connect Springbank to Calgary.

Springbank consists mostly of country residential acreages developed with estate homes and features the Springbank Airport. The adjacent rural communities of Bearspaw to the north, across the Bow River, and Elbow Valley to the south, across the Elbow River, also consist mostly of country residential acreages. The urban community of Harmony is adjacent to the Springbank Airport to the west.

Eastern portions of Springbank have been annexed by Calgary since the early 1980s.[1] These portions are now developed with the Calgary neighbourhoods of Springbank Hill, Aspen Woods, West Springs, Cougar Ridge, Crestmont and Valley Ridge.[2]

Springbank is named after Springbank Creek which flows southeast into the Elbow River. The descriptive name for this creek was first applied to the municipal district in 1918 (MD of Springbank). It was first given as a school district name on July 11, 1887[3] because of the numerous springs breaking out of the sides of the lesser coulees all over the district. Most of the early settlers located near the springs.

Attractions[edit]

Looking west from Springbank Road in Springbank, Alberta

Calaway Park, an outdoor family amusement park, is located in Springbank.

Golf courses in Springbank include the Pinebrook Golf Club, Glencoe Golf and Country Club, Springbank Links Golf Course and Elbow Springs Golf Course.[citation needed]

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Transportation[edit]

The Springbank Airport is located within Springbank. It was the 12th busiest airport in Canada in 2011 in terms of total aircraft movements.[8]

Education[edit]

Schools located in Springbank, operated by Rocky View Schools, include:[9]

The high school is located within the Springbank Park For All Seasons, which also includes an ice arena and a curling rink.[10]

Private schools in the area are Webber Academy, Rundle College, and Edge School for Athletes.[11]

Shopping[edit]

Springbank has a business park and shopping area located along TransCanada Highway south of Hwy-16 between Range Road 32 and Range Road 35. The area has a few businesses including a bottle recycling depot, a seasonal farmers market, pet hospital, truck/RV repair shop and some commercial offices.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ City of Calgary. "History Of Annexation" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 11, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2010.
  2. ^ City of Calgary. "City of Calgary Communities and Industrial Area Locations" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on April 11, 2008. Retrieved April 16, 2010.
  3. ^ Buckley, Evelyn (1976). Chaps and Chinooks : A History west of Calgary. Volume 1. Foothills Historical Society. p. 89.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Home - Pinebrook Golf and Country Club". www.pinebrookgolfclub.com.
  5. ^ "Home - The Glencoe Club". glencoegolf.org.
  6. ^ "Springbank Links Golf Club |".
  7. ^ "Golf Course | Elbow Springs Golf Club | Calgary". Elbow Springs Golf.
  8. ^ "Aircraft Movement Statistics: NAV CANADA Towers and Flight Service Stations: Annual Report (TP 577), 2011" (PDF). Statistics Canada. May 2012. p. 18. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  9. ^ "Our Schools". Rocky View Schools. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
  10. ^ "About Springbank Park". Springbank Park For All Seasons Agricultural Society. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
  11. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps.
  12. ^ https://calgaryherald.com/sports/behind+moustache/8365128/story.html[bare URL]
  • Karamitsanis, Aphrodite (1992). Place Names of Alberta – Volume II, Southern Alberta, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Read, Tracey (1983). Acres and Empires – A History of the Municipal District of Rocky View, Calgary, Alberta.

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