Known as Calgary's premier estate/acreage community, the people of Springbank enjoy the fine lifestyle of a vibrant community and acreage homes. On a clear day, they can see the Rockies and River Valleys for miles and miles. They also enjoyed the beautiful voice of Jann Arden who grew up there and attended Springbank Community High School!.
Springbank is located West of, and, adjacent to, the City of Calgary and extends for approximately 7 miles. It averages out to roughly 7 miles wide, bordered by the Bow River to the North and the Tsuu Tina Nation (Sarcee Indian Reserve) to the South. Both the Trans Canadian Highway and Lower Springbank Road North of Highway 8 connect it to Calgary.
Our history lessons tell us that Springbank was named after Springbank Creek which flows to the southeast into the Elbow River. The creek name was first given to the area in 1918. As long ago as 1887 it was given as a school name.
Early sttlers loved the area because of the springs that break out of the small coulees, and so chose to settle there.
The Local government authority is the Municipal District of Rocky View and served by three schools, Elbow Valley Elementary School ( K-9) Springbank Middle School (5-8) and Springbank Community High School (9-12). This very popular high school shares a location with the Springbank Park For All Seasons which provides sports facilities including skating and curling.
A famous private school in the area is Webber Academy
32242 Twp Rd 245
Calgary AB T3Z 2N9
Springbank United Church
Springbank Airport acts as a general aviation reliever for Calgary International which was the ninth busiest airport in Canada by total aircraft movements in 2008. Recently, Runway 16/34 was lengthened from 3,000 to 5,000 feet to better support larger airplanes. It is also the home of the Calgary Flying Club.