Calgary Neighbourhoods

Welcome to Airdrie...

Airdrie was first established as a railway siding in 1889 during the construction of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway, named for Airdrie, Scotland. Only railway buildings existed until 1901 when the first farmhouse and barn was built, followed by a post office and store in that same year. Today, Airdrie is a bedroom community and industrial centre. The City of Airdrie is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada with 58,690 people located 10 minutes north of Calgary. With a wide range of housing options available in both new and established neighbourhoods, people are discovering that Airdrie offers a small town lifestyle with big city amenities. Nose Creek Park hosts the annual Airdrie Festival of Lights in the Christmas season. Other annual festivals include the Canada Day Parade and the Airdrie Pro Rodeo. Airdrie's primary cultural venues include the Nose Creek Valley Museum and the Bert Church Live Theatre.

The prestigious SW Calgary inner-city community of Altadore is found between 14th Street and Crowchild Trail, and bordered by 34 Ave SW to the north and 50 Ave SW to the south. The notable River Park and Elbow River are found in the southeast portion of the community, offering a beautiful green space for its residents to enjoy.

Homes in Altadore are in high demand due to the accolades the community consistently receives for its high quality of life and vibrant cultural scene, thanks to the close proximity to community parks and recreation as well as Marda Loop, one of the busiest and largest open-air shopping destinations in Calgary.


Airdrie is bordered by South Calgary, Britannia, Elbow Park and Garrison Woods

Map of Airdrie
  • YYC Airport: 25 minutes by car or 40 minutes by public transit
  • 17th Avenue: 5 minutes drive
  • 4th Street Mission: 10 minutes drive
  • Tailsman Centre: 10 minute drive or 30 minutes walking
  • Downtown Core: 10 minute drive