Mckenzie Lake Real Estate Listings and Information

Map of Mckenzie Lake

Map of Mckenzie Lake

McKenzie Lake is one of Calgary’s largest neighbourhoods and is located in the suburbs of southeast Calgary. Situated east of the Bow River and north of Marquis of Lorne Trail (Highway 22X), this lovely, affluent community of approximately 15,000 is most renowned for its private lake and island in the heart of the community. Historically, the original community of Mackenzie was built 1984. When the town of Midnapore was annexed to Calgary in the mid-90’s, interest in Calgary’s southeast spiked, leading to the expansion of McKenzie. Well established communities with manmade lakes such as Lake Bonavista had also become very popular and McKenzie Lake was born! 

McKenzie Lake is considered one of Calgary’s more well-to-do communities but does offer a range of housing prices for homebuyers. Properties range from $275,000 up to $2.5million – many of the multi-million dollar homes are located around the lake. The outstanding views of the Rockies and downtown Calgary is a huge drawing card to this area.

Recreation is centred mainly around  the lake itself, which is maintained by the McKenzie Lake Residents Association. There is no shortage of activities available to residents, such as fishing, swimming and boating. Other facilities in the community include hockey and skating rinks and several sports fields.

Being in close proximity to the Bow River with its extensive pathway system, and Fish Creek Provincial Park are other attractive features of this area, offering an abundance of year round recreation for McKenzie Lake residents. McKenzie Meadows Golf Course is a semi private 18-hole championship course located nearby on McKenzie Meadows Drive.

There is local shopping with many shops and services nearby at South Trail Crossing on 130th Avenue. McKenzie Towne Centre is nearby and Southcentre Mall is easily accessible via Deerfoot Trail.

McKenzie Lake is served by McKenzie Lake Elementary School, Mountain Park Middle School (5-9), and Cardinal Newman School (K-9). Listings of additional schools in public, Catholic and French immersion can be found here.

McKenzie Lake has an active community association (not to be confused with the McKenzie Lake Residents Association). Scouting, youth baseball, soccer and hockey, martial arts, dance classes, and fitness programs are examples of the variety of activities offered. There are also preschool and afterschool programs. The community centre has meeting rooms, a gym and a kitchen and hosts a number of special events such as dances, Christmas and New Year’s parties. 

Access to downtown Calgary and other parts of the city is via Deerfoot Trail. City of Calgary officials have recently approved in principle a staged introduction of dedicated bus lanes along the Southeast TransitWay, where an extension to the LRT system will eventually be built, greatly improving access for deep southeast Calgary communities.