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Sunalta is a community in the South West section of the city of Calgary.

Development of the community started in the early 1910's and consists of single family homes as well as multi-family units.


Rumor has it that the meaning of the name of the neighbourhood was chosen, as Alta, from the previous abbreviation for Alberta and the word sun. Implying that is was Sunny Alberta.


Considered an inner-city neighbourhood, with access to downtown via 17th Avenue SW. Bordering Crowchild Trail provides good access to many areas in the city.


Many green spaces including parks and playgrounds.

Excellent bus service to the down town core.


Shopping along 17th Avenue SW, is well known. There are also so many restaurants, coffee houses and more to enjoy along this trendy stretch of this popular avenue. As well, both Signal Hill and West Hill shopping centers are within a short drive of the community.

Schools can be found in the neighbourhood and surrounding communities.



Calgary Board of Education

K-6 Sunalta
536 Sonora Avenue SW (In the community)

K-6 Alexander Ferguson
1704 - 26th Street SW (in the community)

Junior High Mount Royal
2234 - 14th Street SW (Mount Royal)

Senior High Western Canada
641 - 14th Street SW (Mount Royal)

Calgary Catholic School District

K-6 Holy Name
3011 - 35th. Street SW (Killarney)

K-6 Sacred Heart
1312 - 15th Street SW (Scarboro)

K-9 St. Michael
4511-8th. Avenue SW (Glendale)

K-9 St. Monica
235 - 18th Avenue SW (Downtown)

Senior High. St. Mary's
111 - 18th Avenue SW (Downtown/Mission)

Population: 3,314

Owner Occupied: 26 per cent

Hospital: Rockyview: 14th Street, south of Glenmore Trail SW

Vehicle Travel time to Downtown: 7 minutes

Vehicle Travel time to Airport: 25 minutes

Vehicle Travel time to Banff: 1 hour and 25 minutes

This community rated:

53 out of 100

Walk Score

From Sunalta to Calgary South West