Located in the southwest quadrant of the city, West Springs is bordered by Springbank to the west, and Cougar Ridge to the north; the western extension of the community is called Wentworth. Offering a variety of well-appointed homes, West Springs is only a 15-minute commute to downtown Calgary. The neighbourhood was established in 2001, and boasts a population of 6,654 (as per the 2009 census).
Food & Dining
Fergus & Bix Restaurant and Beer Market: This hidden treasure features delicious fusion cuisine, and even a gluten-friendly menu. If the food doesn’t bring you back, the wide selection of Canadian brewed beers will. Great atmosphere and great service prevail at this local favourite.
Cuisine Style: Fusion
Address: 2000, 873 – 85th Street SW
Andaro’s Pizza: This gourmet spot really has the locals raving. Famous for their pizzas, this restaurant can spoil any dietary need offering gluten-free pizzas, whole wheat crust and even lactose-free cheese.
Cuisine Style: Pizza
Address: 216 – 677 Cougar Ridge Drive SW
West Springs School: This public school is Silver LEEDS certified (Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design), serving students kindergarten to grade six. It has an enrollment of 342.
Address: 8999 Wentworth Avenue SW
Vincent Massey: This school serves students from grades seven to nine. It is situated on 7.7 acres, and has an enrollment of 646.
Address: 939 – 45 Street SW
Ernest Manning: This school serves students from grades ten to twelve. It was relocated in 2011, and is now a LEED-certified building. It has an enrollment of 1,302.
Address: 20 Springborough Boulevard SW
John W. Costello: This school serves students from kindergarten to grade six, in school code three.
Address: 300 Strathcona Drive SW
St. Gregory: This school serves students from grade six to nine, in school code 48. It also offers choice programming for Hockey Canada Skills Academy for students grade six to nine.
Address: 5340 – 26 Avenue SW
Bishop Carroll: This school serves students in grades 10 to 12. It offers advanced placement, self-directed learning, and sports performance programs.
Address: 4624 Richard Road SW
Fitness & Recreation
Yoga Passion: Enjoy yoga classes catered to any skill level from kid-friendly, to prenatal. With 19 classes offered in total at this gorgeous venue, whether you enjoy yoga for relaxation or fitness, there’s something here for you.
Address: 8 Weston Drive SW
Bootcamp 101: Although this fitness company runs boot camps around the city, there is one conveniently scheduled regularly at the West Springs Park. Bootcamp 101 boasts group personal training at a low price.
Address: 73rd Street and Weston Drive SW