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Banff Trail, Calgary

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Country  Canada
Quadrant  NW
Established  1952
Area  230 ha
Population  3,639 (2006)
City  Calgary
Ward  7
Annexed  1910
Local time  Wednesday 11:55 AM
Province  Alberta
Banff Trail, Calgary
Weather  0°C, Wind NW at 19 km/h, 39% Humidity
Restaurants  Nick's Steakhou & Pizza, Saigon Y2K Vietname, Tipperary's Pub, Wheat Pizza By Jay, Kwanzaa Coffee House
Hotels  Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ca, Best Western Plus Villa, Aloft Calgary University, EconoLo Inn & Suites Un, Hampton Inn & Suites By

Banff Trail is a residential neighbourhood in the north-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located north-east of the intersection of Crowchild Trail and Trans-Canada Highway, east of McMahon Stadium and the University of Calgary. The Banff Trail station of the C-train LRT system serves the community, which contains a large motel village in the south-west corner.


Map of Banff Trail, Calgary, AB, Canada

It is named for the town of Banff, which in turn takes its name from Banffshire, Scotland. The adjoining Highway 1 connects the city of Calgary to Banff and Banff National Park. The community has an Area redevelopment plan in place.


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Banff Trail had a population of 7003383700000000000♠3,837 living in 7003195000000000000♠1,950 dwellings, a 7.1% increase from its 2011 population of 7003358200000000000♠3,582. With a land area of 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,560/km2 (6,630/sq mi) in 2012.

Residents in this community had a median household income of $49,996 in 2000, and there were 25.8% low income residents living in the neighbourhood. As of 2000, 15.3% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 35.8% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 46.4% of the housing was used for renting.


The community is served by Branton Bilingual Junior High School and William Aberhart Bilingual Senior High public schools. The University of Calgary grounds border the community to the west, and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology to the south.


Banff Trail, Calgary Wikipedia