Canon Ridge


The neighborhood of Canon Ridge was named after Canon William Newton, an Anglican minister who settled in the area in 1875. He built a home for himself as well as a school and hospital named Hermitage. Canon Ridge is bounded on the west by Victoria Trail, on the south by Yellowhead Trail, and on the north by Kennedale Ravine with some excellent views of the North Saskatchewan River Valley along its eastern border.

Historically, Canon Ridge was an agricultural area, up until the 1970s when the city approved a subdivision plan. Construction and development began in the 1980s, but it was the boom years of the early 2000s that saw the greatest developments in the area. The sudden halt of the boom left many lots in the area awaiting development. It remains a mix of low-rise and single detached houses and row houses and over 70% of residents have moved to Canon Ridge only recently.

The LRT hub at Belvedere station provides good access to the downtown core and the University of Alberta for faculty, students and those commuting to city centre.

Nearby Amenities:

Designated Schools:

  • Overlanders School(K-6)
  • John D. Bracco School(7-9)
  • Eastglen School(10-12)


  • Swiss 2 Go
  • Uncle Ed’s Restaurant
  • Jay Bee’s Beverly


  • Walmart Supercentre
  • Real’s No Frills
  • Dollarama

Things to do:

  • Tegler Youth Centre – Hope Mission
  • Amazone Playzone
  • Stocked Trout Pond




Link to Canon Ridge Community League