West Hillhurst is a northwest neighbourhood lying within the inner suburbs of Calgary. It is just west of one of Calgary’s oldest neighborhoods, Hillhurst, and West Hillhurst is known for its vibrant community life and activities.
The community, which is located west of Hillhurst, is bisected by Crowchild Trail. On the north, West Hillhurst is bordered to the north by the communities of Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill and St. Andrew’s Heights. Other boundaries are 18th Street W to the east, the Bow River to the south and 28th Street W to the west.
In the City of Calgary’s 2012 municipal census, West Hillhurst had a population of 5,802 living in 2,947 dwellings, a 0.8% increase from its 2011 population of 5,757. With a land area of 2.4 km2 (0.93 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,420/km2 (6,260/sq mi) in 2012.
Residents in this community had a median household income of $52,092 in 2000, and there were 16.4% low income residents living in the neighborhood. As of 2000, 12.8% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 30.6% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 44.1% of the housing was used for renting.
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The West Hillhurst Community Association provides a great facility and many programs to the community including The Go-Getters for seniors, and a pre-school. The facility includes a health and fitness centre for members, a skating rink/hockey arena, tennis, squash and pickleball courts. Pickleball is a sport best described as ping pong on a tennis court. The WHCA is home to a Pickleball league and courts.
West Hillhurst Community Association
1940 – 6th Ave NW Calgary AB
FACILITY ADMINISTRATION HOURS: Mon- Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
West Hillhurst Community Map
Residents of West Hillhurst have access to several sports facilities at the WHCA for skating, tennis, pickleball, and squash, as well as the nearby Bowview outdoor swimming pool in Hillhurst. West Hillhurst borders the Bow River where there are pedestrian and bike paths.
There are two schools located in West Hillhurst, and several other schools in neighboring communities.
Louise Dean Centre – A public high school for new and expectant young mothers throughout Calgary.
- Hillhurst Community School – Pubic
- Queen Elizabeth Elementary School – Public
- Queen Elizabeth Junior and Senior High – Public
- St. Joseph Elementary and Junior High School- Calgary Catholic School District
- St. John Fine Arts Elementary – Calgary Catholic School District
- École Madeleine d’Houet Bilingual Junior High School – Calgary Catholic School District
- Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, or SAIT Polytechnic
Municipal – Ward 7, Alderman Druh Farrell
Provincial – Calgary Mountain View, Dr. David Swann, MLA, former leader of the Alberta Liberal Party
Federal – Calgary Centre North, Michelle Rempel, MP, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.
Buses serving West Hillhurst include Route #405 which makes a loop through the community and links it to the north line of the LRT, Route #305 which links the community to the downtown core, and the city’s north west, and Route #72 which links West Hillhurst to the University of Calgary.
West Hillhurst Census 2012