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Quick Facts
Type of Home # of Homes Population
Single Family: 3,272 9,155
Duplex: 0 0
Apartment: 831 1,133
Townhouse: 0 0
Other: 0 0
Totals: 4,103 10,288
Source: 2012 Civic Cencus

The Community:
Developed by Keith Construction, development of the lake started in the late 60's.  It is considered to be the first residential community to be built around a man-made lake in Canada. The communities of Lake Bonavista*, Lake Bonavista Estates* and Lake Bonavista Downs** were developed during the "boom" in the late 1970s and are the real estate jewels in Calgary. 
In a city where open water is rare, developers built these two artificial lakes (Lake Bonavista and Lake Bonaventure), built recreational facilities into them and around them, and opened these facilities up for the area's residents. The proven success of these communities in both the initial and the resale markets paved the way for other such lake community developments (as you will find in our list of Lake Communities). Access to the Deerfoot Trail from the community makes downtown and the city's airport quickly accessible.

The Lake:
Originally a flat treeless prairie with no distinctive natural features, a 52-acre lake (Lake Bonavista), was constructed in 1968.  A portion of the ground excavated from the lake was used to build a 65-foot hill with a waterfall adjacent to the lake. The lake and adjacent park provide a variety of year round recreational opportunities for residents, including fishing, swimming, boating, tennis, skating, and tobogganing. The Lake Bonavista Home Owners Association, membership of which is mandatory for homeowners in the area, provides for the upkeep of the lake and park.
The neighbourhood also contains a second manmade lake, Lake Bonaventure. This 35-acre lake is private and only accessible from houses built directly around the lake itself. Homeowners with access to Lake Bonaventure must pay their share of the upkeep on both Lake Bonavista and Lake Bonaventure.

Schools - Public School Board (click here Calgary School Board website):
  • Lake Bonavista School  -  K to 4  -  1015  120 Avenue SE  (403) 777-6870
  • Andrew Sibbald School  -  K to 4  -  1711 Lake Bonavista Dr. SE  (403) 777-6830
  • Sam Livingston School (french)  -  k to 4  -  12011 Bonaventure Dr. SE  (403) 777-6890 
  • Nickle School  -  5 to 9  -  2500 Lake Bonavista Dr. SE (403) 777-7720
  • Dr. E.P. Scarlette High SChool  -  10 to 12  -  220 Canterbry Dr SW  (403) 281-3366

Schools - Catholic School Board (click here for Catholic School District website):
  • St. Boniface  -  K to 6  -  927 Lake Sylvan Dr. SE  (403) 500-2060
  • St. Cecilia (french)  -  K to 6  -  610 Agate Ave. SE  (403) 500-2040
  • St. William  -  K to 6  -  11020 Fairmount Dr. SE  (403) 500-2055
  • St. Matthew (french)  -  k to 9  -  416  83rd Ave. SE  (403) 500-2030
  • St. Bonaventure  -  7 to 9  -  1710 Acadia Dr. SE  (403) 500-2062
  • Bishop Grandin  -  10 to 12  -  111 Haddon Road SW  (403) 500-2047


Shopping:
The small Lake Bonavista shopping Centre provides most shopping amenities, and Macleod Trail provides a number of "category killer" big box stores to meet almost every need. The upscale Avenida Mall is on Macleod Trail, the more budget-minded Deer Valley Mall is on Bow Bottom Trail, and Southcentre, the largest mall in the area is just north of Anderson Rd.

Recreation:
The area's recreation is very much focused on the two lakes. The Lake Bonavista Community Association operates a Recreation Centre within the Lake boundaries, including two indoor ice rinks, a gym, a fitness studio and a variety of meeting/social rooms. The Association's initiatives include sports programs such as; Basketball, Soccer, Ice Hockey and other programs including adult fitness, yoga, and tennis etc. The Lake Bonavista Figure Skating Club operates through this facility as well. 
Just north of Anderson Road is the Family Leisure Centre, a fully-equipped recreational facility which also includes a wave pool. North of Anderson are two golf clubs, Willow Park and Maple Ridge. There are several cinemas along MacLeod Trail including Canyon Meadows, Southland (note: Southcentre's cinema recently closed) and the new Famous Players Coliseum just south of Fish Creek.

Golf Close By:
  • Willow Park Golf & Country Club- Private
  • Maple Ridge Golf Club - Public

* As of January 5, 2016, the communities of Lake Bonavista and Lake Bonavista Estates have been combined within the public MLS system. This was a city-wide move by the Calgary Real Estate Board in an effort to align itself with the community boundaries as described by the City of Calgary. This has essentially removed the term "Estates" when searching for properties on the MLS system. For example, "Lake Bonavista Estates" and "Lake Bonavista" are now known as "Lake Bonavista". In the charts below, we will keep the integrity of the statistics accurate by maintaining the "Estates" area as separate numbers.


** As of January 5, 2016, the community of "Lake Bonavista Downs" has been amended to "Bonavista Downs and remains a separate community from Lake Bonavista. Statistics for Bonavista Downs are not included in the charts below. Please contact us if you would like statistics for this area.



Historical Statistics of MLS Sales in Lake Bonavista:
D-235 Single Family (Detached & Semi-Detached) Condominiums (Row, Apartments, Multi
Year No. of Sales Average Sale Price Yr/Yr % Change No. of Sales Average Sale Price Yr/Yr % Change
1982 110 $ 135,865  n/a 0
1983 154 $ 115,964 -14.6% 0
1984 201 $ 108,078 -6.8% 0
1985 173 $ 117,532  8.7% 0
1986 152 $ 118,119  0.5% 0
1987 210 $ 120,735  2.2% 0
1988 200 $ 130,983  8.5% 0
1989 193 $ 144,852  10.6% 0
1990 136 $ 162,731  12.3% 0
1991 142 $ 155,207 -4.6% 0
1992 163 $ 158,832  2.3% 0
1993 146 $ 159,239  0.3% 0
1994 147 $ 159,007 -0.1% 0
1995 133 $ 158,260 -0.5% 0
1996 136 $ 167,369  5.8% 0
1997 128 $ 179,467  7.2% 0
1998 111 $ 200,439  11.7% 0
1999 92 $ 200,999  0.3% 5 $ 212,330  n/a
2000 89 $ 212,010  5.5% 3 $ 184,633 -13.0%
2001 120 $ 218,285  3.0% 3 $ 190,166  3.0%
2002 93 $ 242,967  11.3% 8 $ 186,000 -2.2%
2003 98 $ 263,364  8.4% 19 $ 199,868  7.5%
2004 105 $ 279,021  5.9% 33 $ 213,025  6.6%
2005 128 $ 306,536  9.9% 33 $ 222,257  4.3%
2006 104 $ 425,273  38.7% 33 $ 296,169  33.3%
2007 86 $ 523,298  23.0%  62 $ 301,685  1.9%
2008 74 $ 499,394 -4.6% 92 $ 272,760 -9.6%
2009 82 $ 485,518 -2.8% 80 $ 250,505 -8.2%
2010 68 $ 496,069  2.2% 48 $ 264,104  5.4%
2011 98 $ 497,863  0.4% 46 $ 269,514  2.0%
2012 101 $ 545,283  9.5% 52 $ 266,817 -1.0%
2013 90 $ 579,209,283  6.2% 62 $ 273,069  2.3%
2014 89 $ 626,417  8.15% 67 $ 280,008  2.5% 
2015 92 $ 609,889 -2.64% 53 $ 303,534  8.4%
2016 71 $ 599,657 -1.68% 50 $ 286,664 -5.6%
2017 Contact Us for Up-To-Date Markets Stats Tracked Weekly and Monthly

Source: Calgary Real Estate Board

NOTE: The use of average price information can be useful in establishing trends when applied over a period of time, i.e. six months or longer. CalgaryLakeHomes.ca cautions that an average price does not indicate the actual value of any particular property. If you require specific information on property values please contact us.

Historical Statistics of MLS Sales in Lake Bonavista Estates:
D-240 Single Family Homes Condominiums
Year No. of Sales Average Sale Price Yr/Yr % Change No. of Sales Average Sale Price Yr/Yr % Change
1982 55 $ 222,818  n/a
1983 85 $ 210,672 -5.5%
1984 84 $ 186,604 -11.4%
1985 84 $ 219,498  17.6%
1986 76 $ 214,386 -2.3%
1987 102 $ 218,976  2.1%
1988 84 $ 246,605  12.6%
1989 92 $ 239,745 -2.8%
1990 68 $ 263,425  9.9%
1991 66 $ 252,207 -4.3%
1992 73 $ 247,539 -1.9%
1993 83 $ 262,062  5.9%
1994 74 $ 278,563  6.3%
1995 54 $ 268,221 -3.7%
1996 68 $ 274,465  2.3%
1997 49 $ 324,171  18.1%
1998 54 $ 312,965 -3.5%
1999 46 $ 344,960  10.2%  
2000 35 $ 343,542 -0.4%
2001 47 $ 347,529  1.2%
2002 39 $ 429,657  23.6%
2003 40 $ 452,800  5.4%  
2004 41 $ 502,997  11.1%
2005 41 $ 636,358  26.5%  
2006 39 $ 999,048  57.0%
2007 27 $ 955,874 -4.3%
2008 37 $ 790,067 -17.3%
2009 37 $ 849,229  7.5%
2010 28 $ 845,275 -0.5%
2011 41 $ 937,215  10.9%
2012 45 $ 948,160  1.2%
2013 36 $ 883,503 -6.8%
2014 46 $ 1,078,495  22.1%
2015 41 $ 901,071 -16.5%
2016 33 $ 1,010,415  12.13%
2017 Contact Us for Up-To-Date Markets Stats Tracked Weekly and Monthly

Source: Calgary Real Estate Board


NOTE: The use of average price information can be useful in establishing trends when applied over a period of time, i.e. six months or longer. CalgaryLakeHomes.ca cautions that an average price does not indicate the actual value of any particular property. If you require specific information on property values please contact us.


 
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MLS Map of Lake Bonavista:
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MLS Map of Lake Bonavista Estates:
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