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CA3383

Calgary, Canada

Front garden.

Front garden.

Living room

Living room

One of the children's bedrooms with loft bed

One of the children's bedrooms with loft bed

View from back of house looking north west (city centre in the background)

View from back of house looking north west (city centre in the background)

Back view of our house

Back view of our house

Second children's bedroom

Second children's bedroom

Downstairs nook

Downstairs nook

8 Passenger van with 4 bike rack

8 Passenger van with 4 bike rack

Calgary zoo

Calgary zoo

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Downstairs kitchen

Downstairs kitchen

front verandah

front verandah

View from back of house looking south west

View from back of house looking south west

Kitchen

Kitchen

Each child's bedroom has an associated bathroom

Each child's bedroom has an associated bathroom

Downstairs bedroom with queen bed

Downstairs bedroom with queen bed

Eating nook

Eating nook

front garden

front garden

Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village

Master bedroom ensuite and walk-in closet

Master bedroom ensuite and walk-in closet

Office

Office

Front garden.
Living room One of the children's bedrooms with loft bed View from back of house looking north west (city centre in the background) Back view of our house Second children's bedroom Downstairs nook 8 Passenger van with 4 bike rack Calgary zoo Master bedroom Downstairs kitchen front verandah View from back of house looking south west Kitchen Each child's bedroom has an associated bathroom Downstairs bedroom with queen bed Eating nook front garden Heritage Park Historical Village Master bedroom ensuite and walk-in closet Office
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2011

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House in Calgary, Canada

Our home is located on a quiet street in the south east Calgary suburb of McKenzie Lake. Our back yard backs onto Fish Creek Provincial Park and the Bow river. A bike/walking path runs right outside our back gate. We have a sunny east-facing verandah from which to enjoy a morning coffee and from the west-facing deck off our "greatroom" we have a panoramic view of the Bow river, Fish Creek Park, the city and the Rocky Mountains.

On the second floor of our house we have two single bedrooms and a master bedroom. The master bedroom has a king sized bed, 4 piece ensuite bathroom and a walk-in closet. The two single bedrooms have single loft beds (the loft beds are easily converted to single floor-level beds if necessary). Each single bedroom has a 3 piece bathroom adjacent to it (not ensuite).

The main level consists of a mudroom/laundry, office/piano room, and "great room" (kitchen/eating nook/living room). The great room has floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the view of Fish Creek Park and the mountains.

Our basement is a walk-out basement with west facing, full-height windows along the back/west wall. The basement has a bedroom with a double bed, a 3 piece bathroom, a kitchenette (sink, microwave, and eating counter), and a television nook. A fold-out double futon bed is located in the television nook.

There is a children's playground 50m from the house and several more within a few city blocks.

Local shopping is a 5 minute drive away. A 7- 11 convenience store even closer.

Calgary features approximately 700 km of bike/walking paths . We have 6 bikes, 1 trailgator (http://www.trail-gator.com/), two children’s scooters, and rollerblades of various sizes which you can use to enjoy the paths.

Calgary attractions include the Calgary Zoo (http://www.calgaryzoo.com/), a large naturalized zoo with a focus on conservation and animals of the Canadian wilds, Heritage Park (http://www.heritagepark.ca/), an historical village with a paddle-wheeler, steam locomotive, old-fashioned rides, Indian Village, and relocated buildings from around Alberta representing the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Glenbow Museum (http://www.glenbow.org/) which has exceptional western Canadian exhibits as well as traveling art and culture exhibits. And, of course, there is the Calgary Stampede which runs the first week of July (http://www.calgarystampede.com/)

Prince’s Island, is great place to take a break while touring/shopping in downtown. It is a large park with pathways, a great restaurant (http://www.river-cafe.com/), playground and outdoor theater.

There are numerous golf courses within easy drive of our house.

Canada Olympic Park (http://www.winsport.ca/) features many outdoor adventure activities like euro-bungy, mountain biking tracks, mini-golf, a climbing wall, spider web, and even a summer bobsled experience.

There are a number of public pools, water parks and leisure centres featuring waterslide parks and wave pools close by and Calaway Park, (http://www.calawaypark.com/) an amusement park, is just outside the city limits to the west.

About half an hour southwest of the city is Bragg Creek; a rustic town and gateway to the mountains with hiking/mountain biking, golfing, and fishing in the Kananaskis wilderness area and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.

Canmore/Banff/Lake Louise are 1 - 2 hours drive west of the city. Here you will have access to the fabulous scenery of the Canadian Rockies and outdoor activities like hiking, white-water rafting, horseback riding, and rock climbing, or, in-town activities like golf, swimming in natural hot springs, galleries, museums and afternoon tea at the Banff Springs or Lake Louise Hotels.

East of Calgary is Dinosaur Provincial Park (http://www.albertaparks.ca/dinosaur.aspx) near Brooks, and the Royal Tyrell Museum of Palentology in Drumheller (http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/), Both places feature exhibits of dinosaurs of Alberta's past.

Waterton Park (http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/waterton/index.aspx) is about 3 hours south for more camping, hiking, and enjoyment of scenery.

Between Waterton and Calgary is Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (http://www.history.alberta.ca/headsmashedin/), the Cowboy Trail (http://travelalberta.com/Things%20to%20Do/Scenic%20Routes/Cowboy%20Trail.aspx) through Longview, the Bar U historical ranch (http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/ab/baru/index.aspx), and the Porcupine Hills; Alberta foothills and rolling pasture (http://www.crownofthecontinent.net/content/porcupine-hills-backroads-in-alberta-southwest/cot154820B061E232AE9).

Cochrane is a picturesque town just to the northwest of Calgary with the popular McKay’s Ice Cream Parlour and Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park (http://www.albertaparks.ca/glenbow-ranch.aspx), plus access to a scenic alternative route to the mountains.

We have an automatic transmission, eight passenger, Toyota Sienna van with transportation box on the roof and a bike rack that carries 4 bikes, a manual transmission, four-door VW Rabbit (Golf) hatchback, and an automatic transmission, four-door Mazda 3 sedan. We also have a four person tent and a one person pup-tent and some camping equipment that can be used.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Engineer.
  • University Program Coodinator.

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 6

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Australia
  • Italy

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Our home is located on a quiet street in the south east Calgary suburb of McKenzie Lake. Our back yard backs onto Fish Creek Provincial Park and the Bow river. A bike/walking path runs right outside our back gate.  We have a sunny east-facing verandah from which to enjoy a morning coffee and from the west-facing deck off our "Great room" we have a panoramic view of the Bow river, Fish Creek Park, the city and the Rocky Mountains.

On the second floor of our house we have two single bedrooms and a master bedroom. The master bedroom has a king sized bed, 4 piece ensuite bathroom and a walk-in closet. The two single bedrooms have single loft beds (the loft beds are easily converted to single floor-level beds if necessary). Each single bedroom has a 3 piece bathroom adjacent to it (not ensuite).

The main level consists of a mudroom/laundry, office/piano room, and "Great room" (Kitchen/eating nook/living room). The Great room has floor to ceiling window to enjoy the view of Fish Creek Park and the mountains.

Our basement is a walk-out basement with west facing, full-height windows along the back/west wall. The basement has a bedroom with a double bed, a 3 piece bathroom, a kitchenette (sink, microwave, and eating counter), and a television nook. A fold-out double futon bed is located in the television nook.
  
There is a children's playground 50m from the house and several more within a few city blocks.

Local shopping is a 5 minutes away by car with a 7- 11 convenience store even closer.
  
Calgary features around 700 km of bike/walking paths . We have 6 bikes, 1 trailgator (http://www.trail-gator.com/), two children’s scooters, and rollerblades of various sizes which you can use to enjoy the paths.

Calgary attractions include the Calgary Zoo (http://www.calgaryzoo.com/), a large naturalized zoo with a focus on conservation and animals of the Canadian wilds, Heritage Park (http://www.heritagepark.ca/), an historical village with a paddle-wheeler, steam locomotive, old-fashioned rides, Indian Village, and relocated buildings from around Alberta representing the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Glenbow Museum (http://www.glenbow.org/) which has exceptional western Canadian exhibits as well as travelling art and culture exhibits. And, of course, there is the Calgary Stampede with runs the first week of July (http://www.calgarystampede.com/)
 
Prince’s Island, is great place to take a break while touring/shopping in downtown. It is a large park with pathways, a great restaurant, playground and outdoor theatre.

There are numerous golf courses within easy drive of our house.

Canada Olympic Park (http://www.winsport.ca/) features many outdoor adventure activities like euro-bungy, mountain biking tracks, mini-golf, a climbing wall, spider web and even a summer bobsled experience.

There are many pools and water parks and leisure centres featuring waterslide parks and wave pools and Calaway Park, (http://www.calawaypark.com/) an amusement park, is just outside the city limits to the west.

About half an hour southwest of the city, Bragg Creek is a rustic town and gateway to the mountains with hiking/mountain biking, golfing, and fishing in the Kananaskis wilderness area and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.

Canmore/Banff/Lake Louise are 1 - 2 hours drive west of the city. Here you will have access to the fabulous scenery of the Canadian Rockies and outdoor activities like hiking, white-water rafting, horseback riding, and rock climbing, or, in the town, golf, swimming in natural hot springs, galleries, museums and afternoon tea at the Banff Springs or Lake Louise Hotels.
 
East of Calgary is Dinosaur Provincial Park (http://www.albertaparks.ca/dinosaur.aspx) near Brooks, and the Royal Tyrell Museum of Palentology in Drumheller (http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/), Both places feature exhibits of dinosaurs of Alberta's past.

Waterton Park (http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/waterton/index.aspx) is about 3 hours south for more camping, hiking, and enjoyment of the scenery. The route down can include Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (http://www.history.alberta.ca/headsmashedin/) and the Cowboy Trail (http://travelalberta.com/Things%20to%20Do/Scenic%20Routes/Cowboy%20Trail.aspx) through Longview, the Bar U historical ranch (http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/ab/baru/index.aspx), and the Porcupine Hills;Alberta foothills and rolling pasture (http://www.crownofthecontinent.net/content/porcupine-hills-backroads-in-alberta-southwest/cot154820B061E232AE9).

Cochrane is a picturesque town just to the northwest of Calgary with the popular McKay’s Ice Cream Parlour and Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park (http://www.albertaparks.ca/glenbow-ranch.aspx), plus access to a scenic alternative route to the mountains. 

We have an eight passenger Toyota Sienna van with transportation box on the roof and a bike rack that carries 4 bikes, and a four-door VW Rabbit (Golf) hatchback. We also have a four person tent and a one person pup-tent and some camping equipment that can be used.
 

Occupation

  • Engineer.
  • University Program Coodinator.

Children

  • Girl - Age: 18
  • Girl - Age: 20

Pets

  • Goldfish

References

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