Calgary Neighbourhoods

Welcome to Elbow Park...

Elbow Park & Glencoe are residential neighbourhoods in the SW quadrant of Calgary. It is one of the oldest and wealthiest areas in the city. It is bordered to the south and east by Elbow River, to the east by Elbow Drive, to the north by Council Way and to the west by 14 Street. Tree lined streets provide an ideal setting for the 20th Century estate homes that predominate in the area, many of which have been completely renovated to restore them to their former glory and incorporate the latest in interior design and finishing.

As long-established communities located just a few minutes south of downtown, Elbow Park & Glencoe have easy access to all major amenities. The trendy shopping districts of 4th Street and 17th Avenue include many specialty grocery stores, boutiques, cafes and fine dining offering a variety of cuisines.

In Elbow Park you will find a green space that separates the neighbourhoods and provides opportunities for walks or picnics along the bank of the Elbow River or explore the full extent of Calgary’s river pathway system. Park facilities include a playground, skating rink and tennis courts. The Elbow Park Community Association hosts a number of events in the park.


Elbow Park is bordered by Mount Royal, Mission/Cliff Bungalow and Altadore.

Map of Elbow Park
  • YYC Airport: 25 minutes by car or 40 minutes by public transit
  • 17th Avenue: Under 5 minutes walking
  • 4th Street Mission: 10 minutes walking
  • Tailsman Centre: 5 minute drive or 20 minutes walking
  • Downtown Core:  5 minute drive or 15 minutes walking