The south side neighbourhood of Bearspaw was named after Chief Bear’s Paw of the Stony Tribe, who signed a treaty in 1877 that avoided armed conflict with settlers. The area is bounded on the west by Blackmud Creek Ravine, to the south by Anthony Henday Drive, and to the east by Calgary Trail/Gateway Boulevard. 

Construction began on Bearspaw in the early 1980s and almost 90% of Bearspaw development is dated back to that decade. Seven out of 10 homes in the community are single family dwellings with the other 30% being townhouses and duplexes. This neighbourhood is  also 90% owner occupied making this a very established community with little resident turn over .

Bearspaw is an active neighbourhood as Big Bear Park provides access to the woods on the banks of Black Creek Ravine, here you will find walking trails and easy nature access.  Nearby amenities include the William Lutzky YMCA, access to the LRT line and South Edmonton Common which includes many restaurants and businesses such as IKEA and Canada’s largest Canadian Tire. 

Nearby Amenities:

Designated Schools:

  • Keheewin Elementary School (K-6)
  • D.S. Mackenzie (7-9)
  • Harry Ainlay High School (10-12)


  • Over Draught Pub
  • The Keg
  • Moxie’s
  • Joey’s
  • Famoso


  • IKEA
  • Canadian Tire
  • Old Navy
  • The Brick
  • Rona
  • Home Depot
  • Many outlet shops

 Entertainment and Things to Do:

  • Cineplex Odeon 
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Black Creek Ravine walking trails

Link to Bearspaw Community League 

Our Featured Listing: 1710 105 Street