Calgary Neighbourhoods

Welcome to Mount Royal...

Mount Royal, sometimes referred to as Upper Mount Royal, is an area in the SW of Calgary within walking distance of the downtown core. It is one of Calgary’s most wealthy neighbourhoods and is home to some of the city’s most expensive estates ranging in age from nearly 100 years old to new custom luxury properties.

Originally an enclave of the city’s American born business elite, it was part of the area once known as ‘American Hill’. It is believed to have once been a whiskey trading fort, predating Fort Calgary.

The trendy shopping district of 17th Avenue is a few blocks away and includes many specialty grocery stores, boutiques, cafes and fine dining offering a variety of cuisines.

The Mount Royal Community Association organizes many exciting events throughout the year such as the skating party, summer BBQ, wine & cheese party and annual dinner party. Association facilities include a clubhouse, skating rink, tennis courts and playground.

The communities of Elbow Park & Glencoe to the south offer many of the features of Mount Royal and share the same heritage. Lower Mount Royal is immediately north, below the escarpment that runs along Cameron and Royal Avenues and 17th Avenue and offers a mix on original homes, newer infills and a variety of apartment condominiums.


Mount Royal is bordered by Connaught, Mission/Cliff Bungalow and Mount Royal.

Map of Mount Royal
  • 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