Located at the western edge of Calgary, Cougar Ridge is heaven for an outdoor enthusiast and nature lover.

By Mario Toneguzzi

Bounded by Paskapoo Slopes and WinSport, formerly Canada Olympic Park, to the north, 69th Street W to the east, 101st Street W to the west and Old Banff Coach Road to the south, the community has everything together in a compact area for a variety of exciting, challenging and thrilling activities.

With its proximity to COP/WinSport, the ski hills, biking trails and walking paths, towering over the Bow Valley, Cougar Ridge has an active vibe which I love.” – David Pellettier, RE/MAX Real Estate (Central)

Skill hills, biking trails, and walking paths towering over the Bow Valley entice people to be outdoors as much as they can in this neighbourhood.

The old Canada Olympic Park area is the gathering place for people in the community. Cougarstone Park and Paskapoo Slopes are wonderful spots for both leisurely and challenging bike rides and walks in a stunning natural and peaceful habitat.

WinSport offers a variety of winter and summer activities including: mountain biking, skiing, hockey, outdoor camps, skating, sports training and more. There are also plenty of camps for children to learn new things.

But one thing not too many people realize is that the facility is much more than the ski hill it has been known for over the past few decades and some of the world-class winter sports competitions held there including of course the 1988 Winter Olympics.

WinSport today has evolved into a gathering place for people to watch sporting events like the Calgary Surge in the Canadian Elite Basketball League. It is also home to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. 

With a live entertainment venue in place as well as food and beverage services, the facility has become a popular place where weddings and galas are catered.

The new Towne Centre in Trinity Hills on land WinSport had for years is home to Save-On-Foods, Sleep Country, Dollarama, PetSmart, Olympia Liquor and GoodLife Fitness. And of course the fairly new Calgary Farmer’s Market is just across Highway 1 on the other side as well as a new Superstore and shopping complex in Bowness at the old Sunnyside Garden site. 

And with 85th Street basically cutting the community in half, there are numerous other shops, services and dining establishments along that increasingly busy street.

That busy street also provides a great quick and easy way out of the neighbourhood going south for quite a distance or as a feeder to Bow Trail and the downtown. And Old Banff Coach Road facilitates an accessible exit from the community to the mountains in the west.

Why People Love Cougar Ridge

 Beautiful walking paths by COP.

– Anila K, Resident

Cougar ridge offers the perfect balance between green space and community, offering all the amenities you need, as well as mountain views and easy access via Stoney Trail.

– Nancy H, Resident

Friendly neighbours, lots of nearby shops and restaurants and quick access to the highway to head out to the mountains.

– Lindsay D, Resident

I love that I can ride my bike to the Eastlands at COP for fabulous mountain biking.

– Gord D, Resident

Insights from David.

We are seeing a slight shift in the balance of inventory                        

Across the city, inventory is up slightly(+180 homes vs May), unit sales have dipped (-7% vs May) while Average Sale Prices continue to appreciate, now sitting at $802,000, year to date. This remains a strong market for Sellers, although the dynamics are shifting slightly. The market temperature is reflected best in the softening of the "Sold/New Listing Ratio", or the balance of inventory. The balance of units sold, as a percentage of new listings is settling, reporting at 71% in June vs 80+% in Feb/March/April. As a result, showing counts are down and we are not seeing the volume of offers we were seeing earlier in the year. While still strong, the market is settling. This is important information which needs to be accounted for as you consider the sale of your home.

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David knows the Westside.

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Having lived there for 18 years, he has grown to know the community and the surrounding market like no other. David has built up a wealth of knowledge, experience, and friendships within the community. 

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