Calgary Neighbourhoods

Welcome to Garrison Woods...

Garrison Woods has an interesting history. This newly revitalized residential area, which is located between Crowchild Trail, 20th Street, 34th Avenue and 47th Avenue in South West Calgary, is the unique result of the redevelopment of Calgary’s former Canadian Forces Base. Completed in 2004, this community now boasts over 1,500 homes in a variety of sizes, from townhouses to new single-family homes and refurbished former military houses that were part of the CFB barracks.

As the name suggests, Garrison Woods’ redevelopment focused on its heritage as the former home of the Canadian Forces and its natural features, such as its mature trees, large parks, trails and extensively landscaped properties and more green spaces than the average Calgary area. This focus has created a unique and varied space for its residents and visitors to enjoy and is a true example of the principles of New Urbanism at work. The result offers residents a pedestrian-friendly environment, where one is only minutes away from parks, schools and public transit.

With its variety of housing and landscape, Garrison Woods is an ideal area for families of all sizes and backgrounds to grow and prosper. While it is only a ten minute drive from Calgary’s downtown core, this community offers many advantages with its focus of localized amenities that are all within walking distance. For example, the Garrison Woods Safeway is only minutes away, along with professional services like Garrison Woods Dental, which offers family dental services to this area’s residents and many other families in Calgary.


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

Map of Garrison Woods
  • 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