Banff Trail is a residential neighbourhood in the northwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located northeast of the intersection of Crowchild Trail and Trans-Canada Highway, east of McMahon Stadium and the University of Calgary. The Banff Trail station of the C-train LRT system serves the community, which contains a large motel village in the southwest corner.
|• Mayor||Jyoti Gondek|
|• Administrative body||Calgary City Council|
|• Councillor||Terry Wong|
|• Total||2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,105 m (3,625 ft)|
|• Average Income||$49,996|
|Website||Banff Trail Community Association|
It is named for the town of Banff, which in turn takes its name from Banffshire, Scotland. The adjoining Highway 1 connects the city of Calgary to Banff and Banff National Park. The community has an Area redevelopment plan in place.
In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Banff Trail had a population of 3,837 living in 1,950 dwellings, a 7.1% increase from its 2011 population of 3,582. With a land area of 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,560/km2 (6,630/sq mi) in 2012.
Residents in this community had a median household income of $49,996 in 2000, and there were 25.8% low income residents living in the neighbourhood. As of 2000, 15.3% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 35.8% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 46.4% of the housing was used for renting.
The community is served by Branton Bilingual Junior High School and William Aberhart Bilingual Senior High public schools. The University of Calgary grounds border the community to the west, and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology to the south.
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- City of Calgary (2006). "Banff Trail Community Statistics" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2007-05-08.
- City of Calgary Planning (2005). "Banff Trail Area Redevelopment Plan" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2007-05-09.
- "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
- "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
- City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 7 Profile" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2007-05-08.